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Brussels to propose rise in cigarette taxes and first EU-wide vaping levy
Do Women Aspire LESS To Leadership Roles? Our Research Says So
Despite the progress which has been made for female representation in the workforce, women remain underrepresented in leadership positions. In an op-ed for Forbes, Assistant Professor at HEC Paris Business School Ekaterina Netchaeva explains how her latest research suggests that this disparity might be caused by self-stereotyping.
Deutschland lockert, Frankreich und Italien machen Druck
As the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung reports on unemployment benefit reforms in Germany, Italy and France, Tomasz Michalski, professor of economics at HEC Paris Business School, explains that several studies have shown that strengthening the access to unemployment compensation only increases the likelihood of finding a job "to a very small degree."
Fight over migrant rescue ship sours Italy’s relations with France
In November, Italy refused to let the charity ship Ocean Viking which was carrying 234 migrants to dock, forcing France to welcome them. Commenting to The Financial Times on this incident, law professor at HEC Paris Business School said: "As prime minister of Italy, she is expected to represent the Italian interest at the table. This does not necessarily mean to... mechanically say ‘yes’ to everything in Brussels. She is taking a political stance that is helping her political momentum at home."
Energiepreisbremse nicht auf Europas Kosten
Italy PM Giorgia Meloni hails 'frank, positive' exchange with EU leaders in first Brussels trip Access to the comments
The newly elected Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni just met with European Union leaders in Brussels and described the encounter as "positive". Law professor at HEC Paris Business School Alberto Alemanno comments to Euronews: "Her attempt at pleasing Brussels - by suddenly embracing a constructive European spirit - hides a deeper, possibly deleterious, new European doctrine. Meloni is already depicting the EU as the ultimate (one) responsible for the solution of all Italian problems - from inflation to migration - so as to be ready to blame it for what her coalition might not be able to deliver."
Details aus Abschlussbericht der Gas-Kommission: Diese Vorgaben kommen auf Unternehmen bei Staatshilfen zu
France and Germany’s relationship questioned as Scholz goes alone on policy
While Europe is facing the energy crisis, France and Germany have different opinions on how to tackle it. CNBC notices a cooling of the two heads of state's relationship and wonders if the crucial France-Germany cooperation is at stake. Law professor at HEC Paris Business School Alberto Alemanno comments: "The Franco-German’s historical commitment to close cooperation seems questioned, or at least challenged, today."
The Rich Are Spending on Luxury Goods Like It’s 1999
Bloomberg notices that, despite the current crisis (high inflation, employment uncertainty, the threat of a recession), the luxury sector is still booming. Marketing professor at HEC Paris Business School Gachoucha Kretz offers several explanations. Firstly, the post-Covid era gives customers a "carpe diem" attitude. Secondly, luxury houses have become more global and therefore more resilient: booming geographic markets can offset slowdowns in other areas. Finally, "there’s a perception for some of the top products that they’re estate-like assets: for timeless products, some customers are OK to pay the price.”