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**Decarbonisation is no mean feat**

The G7 leaders explicitly committed to the decarbonisation of the global economy. Yet the word from Germany’s Economics Ministry is that the envisaged climate levy for coal-fired power plants has been scrapped. If this is true, it would only underscore the fact that decarbonisation is no mean feat.
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**G-7: a turning point in climate policy or empty words?**

#Climatepolicy was one of the agenda items at the #G7 summit in #Elmau. What should we make of the decisions?
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**Burundi – on the brink of escalation?**
So far hailed as a success story of post-conflict peacebuilding, the situation in #Burundi is currently strained. Yet, why did Burundi’s international partners not react before?
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**Why the European Union needs a new global strategy**

The EU's Foreign and Defense Ministers have met in Brussels on Monday. One point on their agenda was the strategic review of the EU's security environment and the challenges and opportunities arising for the #EU. Dirk Messner and Imme Scholz say why the EU should develop a global strategy.
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**Financial market regulation must also help refugees and migrants**

The plight of refugees and displaced persons continues to dominate political discourse in Germany and Europe. The EU guidelines for #paymentservices and the 'Payment Settlements Directive II' could potentially make a major contribution to international development, argue Benjamin Schraven & Birgit Schmitz.
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**Tackling Egypt’s Transformational Challenges**

In March the “Egypt Economic Development Conference” took place in Sharm el Sheik. The outcomes of this conference are encouraging but also point to how important it is for Egypt to show commitment for a transformational agenda, argue Georgeta Vidican & Yasser Sherif.
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**The nuclear deal with Iran**
Only if a ‪#‎nucleardeal‬ is achieved with Iran as planned by the end of June 2015 will sanctions against Iran be lifted. Such an agreement with Iran offers more opportunities than risks in the long term, says Bernhard Trautner.
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**Migration to Europe – is North Africa Europe's boarder guard?**
Over 1,800 refugees have lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of 2015, a statistic which shows that #Europe should have taken decisive action far sooner. Europe counteract the causes of #migration and avoid encouraging a further framing of its #migrationpolicy in security terms.
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***INDCs: A silver bullet for the climate negotiations, or empty talk?

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) were born with a big bang at the UN climate negotiations in 2013. Pieter Pauw and Kennedy Mbeva say they break new ground.
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**Burundi: from instability to escalation**

Currently, thousands of people escape daily from ‪#‎Burundi‬. The upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, on 26 May and 26 June respectively, have the potential to spark major conflict in the country. International donors are faced with three problems says Stephan Klingebiel.
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* Paradigm shift in the Syria and Middle East policy? *

Minister Müller of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) announced further € 155 million for the Syrian refugee crisis this week. But how to proceed in ‪#‎Syria‬? Can the ‪#‎Assad‬ regime become a partner of the West again? Bernhard Trautner warns against Western compliancy.
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**The Declaration of Principles on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam**
The Declaration of Principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance #Dam (GERD) signed by the three Eastern Nile countries (Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan) on 23 March 2015 in Khartoum has sparked much controversy among experts and commentators in Egypt says Rawia Tawfik.
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The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutions and think tanks for global development and international development policy worldwide. Combining research, consulting and professional training, DIE builds bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks.

Das Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) zählt weltweit zu den führenden Forschungsinstituten und Think Tanks zu Fragen globaler Entwicklung und internationaler Entwicklungspolitik. Durch das Zusammenspiel von Forschung, Beratung und Ausbildung baut das DIE Brücken zwischen Theorie und Praxis.