Business, Energy and Economic Cooperation

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The goal of the department of economics is to foster and maintain the German - Jamaican economic relations. This section is concerned with the economic development of the countries of its jurisdiction (Jamaica, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Turks & Caicos Islands) and is engaged in enhancing Germany as an attractive place for trade and investment. The department fosters contacts between government offices, federations and businesses and looks after economics delegations.

There is also a close cooperation at the level of EU-economic consellors and with the local delegation of the EU Commission.

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Economic Cooperation

Germany has concentrated during recent years on regional-based programs with a sectoral perspective. Bilateral technical and financial assistance programs in the Eastern and South Caribbean region are limited to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana with focus on Poverty Reduction, Debt Relieve under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative as well as on the protection of the environment and of natural resources.


Business Location Germany

Situated in the heart of Europe, Germany has got easy access not only to 82 million people living in Germany, but also to 290 million further consumers in Europe. Given this background, it is no surprise that Germany is the world leader in exports. The secret of the success: Innovative companies, highly motivated and qualified staff and, of course, high quality products. For many years already, the claim “Made in Germany” has been a quality indicator to companies and customers all over the world.

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Science, Research And Technology

Germany is a land of ideas. Education, science and research play a central role here. Germany is one of the countries most preferred by foreign students, a hub of cutting-edge international research and a constant source of new patents.

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Climate, Energy and Environment

Changes in the atmosphere and climate system are among the greatest environmental and political challenges of the 21st century. Climate change, which has largely been caused by human activity, is the global challenge. For many years now, Germany has been making efforts to avoid greenhouse gas emissions by way of anticipatory national climate change policies and by promoting renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. In the international arena, Germany is a forerunner in climate and energy policies and seeks to achieve ambitious emission-reduction goals. Germany made the historic decision to gradually phase out nuclear energy by the end of 2022 at the latest. The main reason ist that a residual risk in using this energy cannot be ruled out as the disaster in Fujushima has shown. Germany has set the ambitious target of increasing the share of electricity from renewable energy sources from 17% today to at least 35% by 2020 and 50% by 2030.

Business, Energy and Economic Cooperation

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Mar 16, 2018 3:58 PM

EU prepares revenue-based tax on US tech giants

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Mar 16, 2018 12:00 PM

Siemens' Healthineers surge in stock market debut

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Mar 16, 2018 11:43 AM

How France's Emmanuel Macron wants to reform the EU

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Egypt sees tourism rebound

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Mar 16, 2018 5:04 AM

Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel meeting a test for EU financial policy

For months, French President Emmanuel Macron has been waiting for a response from Berlin regarding his EU reform ideas. Now Angela Merkel is coming to Paris as the re-elected chancellor. But he shouldn?t expect too much.