Economy & Jobs

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11-04-2019

Europe’s future of work requires new safety nets

How, where and when we work is changing rapidly. There are now many diverse forms of work. In addition to the challenges that this new world of work brings to our existing systems of labour legislation, lifelong learning, taxation and collective bargaining, its impact on our social protection systems is of particular concern, writes Michael Freytag.
Batteries 09-04-2019

Battery manufacturers of Europe unite!

As electric vehicles begin to soar in popularity, one of the key members of the European Commission's in-house think-tank, Sami Andoura, asks: does Europe want to take the lead on electro-mobility or not?
5G 05-04-2019

European cooperation will mark 5G era

The EU might have been in the dark about 5G security for too long, but this will now change with the European Commission taking the lead, Green MEP Reinhard Bütikofer writes.
02-04-2019

Stopping the demise of Europe’s aluminium industry

The European Commission needs to tackle the abusive market practices of aluminium producing countries like China that rely on state aid and environmental dumping to erode the market share of European companies, writes Mario Conserva.
28-03-2019

Letter-box companies and coordination of social security systems

Ahead of a vote in the Council on Friday (29 March), which risks derailing the updating of the Regulations on Coordination of Social Security systems, Marek Benio provides some timely insight and advice.
27-03-2019

Gearing up for fair globalisation and accountable business

Every day goods produced by European companies abroad enter the internal market, tainted by serious human rights violations. Things will not change unless Europe moves to change them, argue Heidi Hautala and Jude Kirton-Darling.
Competition 25-03-2019

Europe needs to think in the long-term

The European Commission's opposition to the Alstom/Siemens merger belongs not in the 21C, but in last century's old economic mantras. The Commission doesn't seem to have fully taken the measure of how much our world has changed, writes Bernard Spitz.
21-03-2019

Romanian exporters face an artificial barrier, costs transferred to EU citizens

Visions of trucks being stuck at the border in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit should also remind people of the delays faced by Romanian companies exporting into the Schengen area, writes Stefan Radu-Oprea.
20-03-2019

Europe has saved the banks, now we must save its citizens

Introducing an EU-guaranteed minimum income would send a clear message to Europeans that the Union really is there for them, writes Georges Dassis.
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Europe depends on its cities

Cities are the place where the fight against climate change becomes real, most of the decisions are taken and where equal and inclusive societies can be made, Anna Lisa Boni claims. 
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How can the industry lead in the circular economy? Material and product passports are just the beginning

Until recently, few businesses would advertise environmental principles like recycling and re-use, but now it is commonplace for them to brag about their ability to cut waste. At Tarkett, we have long believed in doing our little bit to make a difference for the planet.
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05-03-2019

For a new vision of social Europe after May’s elections

The European elections in May are an opportunity to reinvigorate social Europe, writes Marie Béatrice Levaux.
Climate change 04-03-2019

Time to get rid of EU’s unanimity rule on green fiscal matters

Taxation is the last EU policy area where decision-making exclusively relies on unanimity. A gradual shift to qualified majority voting would help reach environmental objectives more effectively at a time when action on climate change is more urgent than ever, argue Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, Patrick ten Brink and Emma Watkins.
27-02-2019

Greece 4.0: Leveraging technological change for an inclusive and sustained economic recovery

How can the Greek economy continue its recovery? Investing in skills and technological change will be part of the solution, argues Cyril Muller.
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27-02-2019

Copper and the Circular Economy: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions

Global stakeholders are gathered in Antwerp for the World Resources Forum, themed around ‘closing loops’. To achieve a more circular economy, industry and the EU need to work even closer to address the challenges, and having the right data underpins these efforts.
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20-02-2019

Why Europe needs a local shift

In exactly three months, Europeans will decide upon which future they want. They will elect their representatives at the European Parliament. During these three months, political parties and candidates will present their programmes and answer the many questions concerning the future of our Union.

The beacon of sustainable finance in Europe must not lose its flame

One year after the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance released its final report, the follow up on its recommendations is lagging somewhat behind, writes Catherine Howarth.
12-02-2019

A new era for securitisation?

The coming into force of the simple, transparent and standardised (STS) securitisation rules in January was intended to mark a fresh start for securitisation within Europe. Richard Hopkin examines the likely effects of the EU's new rules on securitisation across the bloc.
12-02-2019

How robotics will shape Europe – and the policy that will support it

Lawmakers need to focus on solving ethical questions and on the robotics technologies that will improve daily life, writes Eva Kaili.

EU governments must drive investors’ money where their mouth is

There is a big risk that the European Commission’s proposals on sustainable finance will be watered down when EU member states examine the draft legislation, warn Lis Cunha, Sebastien Godinot and Rachel Owens.
11-02-2019

Entrepreneurial skills as a vital tool to empower young people in Europe

European Union as the leading power of innovation and technological progress is by all means a great idea. But what are we doing today to achieve this vision of tomorrow? I believe that in order to make the EU a competitive and resilient partner, we must invest in people and focus on education now more than ever, writes Martina Dlabajová.
11-02-2019

Why do foreign investors leave Bulgaria as if it were the Titanic?

Despite being one of the most beautiful countries in the European Union, despite having talented and educated people, despite a favourable tax environment, Bulgaria is likely to stay as the poorest in the EU, and to continue losing its population, writes Blaga Thavard.
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05-02-2019

Low carbon economy without a just transition risks adding fossil fuel to populist fire

Brussels has witnessed two sets of major demonstrations in recent weeks – those by students concerned with climate change and those by people attracted to populist solutions to austerity. The two sets of protests are only seemingly unconnected, writes Luc Triangle.  
04-02-2019

Manifesto: Let us build the Social Europe of tomorrow together!

With the upcoming elections to the European Parliament fast approaching, Europe is currently in a state of limbo. This makes it an ideal time to reflect on the likely shape of the European Union of tomorrow, and, above all, the form that we, as mutualists, want it to have.

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