Economy & Jobs

Digital 26-06-2017

Cross-border business in the digital era

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Online platforms are changing the face of business, allowing millions of consumers to benefit from the advantages of e-commerce. 

26-06-2017

EU civil society at a crossroads

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Factors ranging from lack of funding to mounting political pressure have sparked a discussion regarding the future of civil society organisations in the EU.

Brexit 24-04-2017

Brexit: Where to, Brefugees?

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Brexit risks creating millions of 'Brefugees' - British expats living in the EU and EU citizens living in the UK - whose rights and future remain in limbo ahead of extraordinarily complex negotiations between the EU and the UK on terms for the planned divorce.

Digital 27-02-2017

MWC17: The power behind the tech revolution

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The Mobile World Congress, to be held in Barcelona from 27 February to 2 March, will bring together industry representatives, regulators and politicians to discuss current challenges and future opportunities posed by the digital revolution.

Energy 17-10-2016

Sunlight at the end of the tunnel?

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Europe is the most solarised region in the world, but deployment of technology needs to be stepped up if the bloc is to meet its climate commitments.

Innovation and entrepreneurship

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The European Union wants to create an innovation-friendly environment by 2020 that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services, bringing the economy growth and jobs.

Trade & Society 18-04-2016

Saving European steel

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Policymakers are struggling to find the way forward to preserve a future for the European steel industry, once a bedrock of the bloc’s industrial economy, which is currently facing the most serious crisis in its history.

What’s driving Europe’s digital transformation?

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This week, EURACTIV reports on Europe’s uphill battle to make the fourth industrial revolution a reality, from education to industry, from smart cities to health.

EURACTIV Special Report - Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016

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This week, EURACTIV reports from Barcelona's World Mobile Congress on the latest developments on 5G and broadband.

Agrifood 19-10-2015

Innovation – Feeding the world

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The world population is increasing and the new Common Agricultural Policy should adjust to future nutritional needs.

EU Code Week 2015

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EU Code Week raises awareness about a skill that will only become more influential as time passes. Coding is the language of computers – when you learn it, you will be able to create software, websites, and apps.

Youth unemployment

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The drivers behind youth unemployment are remarkably divergent across the EU due to the different ways labour markets are designed at national level.

Innovation

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The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is staging its annual innovation forum this week, amid questions over the body’s annual budget and its added value.

European Business Summit 2015

EURACTIV has been a Knowledge Partner of EBS since its launch in 2000. This year's edition will focus on how the industry and the society are impacted by digitalisation, the driving force behind the fourth industrial revolution.

Digital 20-04-2015

EU policies and the insurance sector

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Insurers are the largest institutional investors in Europe. However, the sector continues to reflect the broader fragmentation of the EU market for financial services.

Women's Day Special

Women’s day special

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The glass ceiling has not disappeared. On the eve of International Women’s Day on Sunday (8 March), the EU is seen as dragging its feet on fulfilling its promise on gender equality, EURACTIV reports.

Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress

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Beyond smartwatches and underwater television, real innovation is waiting for new 5G technology to be unleashed. Its groundwork was laid out by policymakers and telecoms players during the Barcelona event.

Special Report: Investment for Regions
Euro & Finance 19-02-2015

Investment for regions

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European regions and sectors are hoping to benefit from the new €315 billion Juncker investment. EURACTIV reports in six languages from Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid and Warsaw.

TTIP and the Arbitration Clause
Trade & Society 08-12-2014

TTIP and the arbitration clause

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An imminent Commission report on ISDS will re-ignite the explosive debate between negotiators and politicians who favour pushing ahead with an arbitration clause in the treaty, and a broad coalition of vocal opponents.

An Industrial Policy for Europe?

An industrial policy for Europe ?

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The Polish Commissioner responsible for industry is set to launch new proposals for an industrial strategy early next year. She tells EURACTIV that the new approach must be concrete and that the overriding aim must be to promote the competitiveness of European industry.

The Demise of Cash?
Euro & Finance 17-11-2014

The demise of cash?

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A boom in payment-enabled smartphone manufacture and the entry of key phone and finance players into the mobile wallets market has made 2014 a watershed year, as the tide turns against the future use of cash.