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Economy & Jobs 26-09-2017

Europe needs an Erasmus for SMEs

The European project MobiliseSME showed the potential of a cross-border exchange program for small and medium-sized businesses in Europe. It is now important that this idea is continued with an Erasmus for SMEs, so to help European companies make the best of the Single Market, writes Stefan Moritz.

Economy & Jobs 22-05-2017

Building on Europe’s nascent recovery

The economic recovery has boosted business confidence in Europe and now the message is clear: businesses want strong cooperation and a new vision for the future of Europe.

Global Europe 23-02-2017

Czechs debate Trump’s impact on national political priorities

The election of Donald Trump is posing new challenges to the Czech Republic. Local concerns are focused on security and defence, business, and political relations. EURACTIV.cz reports.

Euro & Finance 31-01-2017

France loses market share despite competitiveness gains

French exports are gradually becoming more competitive, according to the 2016 competitiveness study by macroeconomics NGO COE-Rexecode. But the country’s market share is still falling. Euractiv’s partner La Tribune reports.

Brexit 17-01-2017

The four possible Europes after Brexit

Brexit's impact on business will depend on which Europe emerges in the aftermath, writes Ilaria Maselli.

Brexit 21-12-2016

May raises possibility of Brexit transition deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (20 December) said she was planning to negotiate both Brexit and Britain's future relationship with the EU by 2019 but a transition period may be required after that.

How EU wants to leverage €3.35bn into €88bn in investment for Africa
Development Policy 30-09-2016

How EU wants to leverage €3.35bn into €88bn in investment for Africa

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The European Commission announced in Jean-Claude Juncker's 'State of the Union' speech a new initiative on Africa – the EU External Investment Plan (EIP), which looks at helping the private sector in Africa and the European Neighbourhood.

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Trade & Society 31-08-2016

French business leaders fear Brexit uncertainty

French business leaders are afraid that Brexit, and the current uncertainty surrounding the UK's future, will undermine the EU’s fragile economic recovery. EURACTIV France reports.

Digital 14-07-2016

Go digital or go home: New contract rules on digital content

The Digital Single Market will bring the simplicity and legal certainty that European companies need to make the EU the leader of the digital world. We must embrace this as soon as possible, argues Eva Paunova.

Brexit 27-06-2016

Survey: One fifth of British businesses may move operations abroad

One fifth of British business leaders are considering moving operations abroad after the country's shock decision to leave the EU, according to a survey from a leading business lobby group.

Europe's East 09-11-2015

Ukraine climbs world business rankings ahead of EU trade zone

Ukraine's business climate is improving rapidly, and will continue to do so as the country strengthens ties with the West and attracts more foreign investment, writes Yuliia Kovaliv. 

Brexit 22-06-2015

Group of British business leaders plans campaign for EU exit

A group of British business leaders and entrepreneurs are preparing to launch a campaign for Britain to leave the European Union at a planned membership referendum, a major donor to the UK Independence Party said.

Pedro de Sampaio Nunes: We must scrap excessive legislation

“Structural reforms can give our economies a competitive advantage,” Eureka head Pedro de Sampaio Nunes said during the 2015 European Business Summit in Brussels.

Energy 11-05-2015

Anders Marvik: It’s time for the Commission to put things into action

“We really need to see a growth investment to really see the change in Europe. That hasn't happened yet,” said Statoil's EU Affairs Office Vice President Anders Marvik during the 2015 European Business Summit in Brussels.

Thierry Mallet: The Commission should focus on recycling

“The circular economy is a very important matter,” said Thierry Mallet, Executive Vice-President for Group Innovation & Business Performance at Suez Environment during the 2015 European Business Summit in Brussels.

Roland Verstappen: Industry in Europe is growing, but not enough

“Overall, I'm optimistic, but we have to do massive restructuring in some key markets,” said Roland Verstappen, Heineken's Global Director of Public & Governmental Affairs, during the 2015 European Business Summit.

Brexit 10-02-2015

UK business group calls for early vote on EU exit

Britain should hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union as soon as possible to reduce the damaging impact of uncertainty, the head of business group British Chambers of Commerce said on Tuesday.

Digital 04-02-2015

Uproar over protection of trade secrets

Outcry from journalists has forced French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron to remove a "trade secrets" clause from his economic bill. Concerns are being raised over EU plans for a similar law. EURACTIV France reports

Health 29-01-2015

German economy burdened by growing rate of depression

German employees are taking more and more sick leave due to depression, a recent study shows, indicating stress and a lack of leisure time as the likely culprits, causing experts to call for more investment in early recognition and prevention. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Brexit 26-09-2014

Juncker rejects UK push for independent scrutiny of EU laws

EXCLUSIVE: The new European Commission has rejected the UK Government's call to set up an independent body to scrutinise EU regulation and impact assessments before and after legislative proposals are adopted by the executive.

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Euro & Finance 05-09-2014

Insurance companies push forward with European investment

Investment by insurance companies in Europe grew by 3.2% in 2013. However, the sector fears that long-term investments may be adversely affected when tighter prudential regulations come into force in 2016.

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Global Europe 26-08-2014

German lobby group regrets fall of exports to Russia

German exports to Russia could fall as much as 20-25% this year due to the effect of sanctions, a German business lobby group said yesterday (25 August), adding that confusion over the scope of sanctions was driving Russian customers away.

Euro & Finance 21-08-2014

Eurozone business growth slows despite price cuts

Eurozone private business growth slowed more than expected in August, despite widespread price cutting, as manufacturing and service industry activity both dwindled, a survey showed on Thursday (21 August).

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EU Priorities 2020 14-05-2014

UK puts business at top of next Commission’s priorities

SPECIAL REPORT / The UK’s Europe minister outlined his country’s expectations for the next EU executive, arguing the digital economy and business must come first in the fight against the economic and social crisis.