Geo-economics – one of DGAP’s core themes – explores how the politics of trade, technology, finance, and/or energy can be employed to achieve strategic goals. For Europe to remain a key player internationally, the continent must help define the rules of a new geo-economic world order. DGAP looks at how Germany can contribute to better positioning Europe in this increasingly competitive landscape.

Recent publications

Video conference on COVID-19 with the EU leaders
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How Leaders Can Stop Corona from Undermining the EU

The Health and Economic Crises Require Coordinated Handling

The coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting severe economic disruptions, can only be effectively tackled with a European and global response. The degree of integration and interdependence between member states – economically, politically and socially – means that in dealing with the virus and its economic effects, the EU is only as strong as its weakest part. Governments have to devise a more forward-looking, collective response. Hesitation and the failure to tackle the problem collectively will increase the losses – in terms of lives, economic wellbeing, political stability and EU unity. 


Past events

19:00 - 20:30 | 21 Nov 2018

„It’s the economy, stupid!“

Wie Unternehmen und Politik mit den neuen Herausforderungen umgehen

Wirtschaftsbeziehungen können in Zeiten politischer Spannungen stabilisieren, betonte Bundeswirtschaftsminister Peter Altmaier in der DGAP.

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