Economy & Jobs

18-02-2020

EU budget summit: Is the EU risking another ‘no deal’?

With some member states demanding further cuts to the EU's next long-term budget, this week's discussions are expected to be particularly challenging, and continued hardening of positions may also mean that negotiations could even end up in a ‘no deal’ situation by the end of the year, write Niels Keijzer and Benedikt Erforth.
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17-02-2020

European Child Guarantee can be EU’s answer to child poverty.

A staggering 22.7 million children live in poverty or social exclusion across the European Union. That’s one in four children in the EU. This is unacceptable for one of the most prosperous regions in the world.
14-02-2020

Time for a stronger and more sustainable Economic and Monetary Union

Despite continuous efforts by all decision-makers to reform and strengthen the Economic and Monetary Union, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) believes that its architecture still remains to be completed, writes Stefano Palmieri.
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07-02-2020

A new tax deal for the EU

Cross-border tax evasion is a problem for the EU and there is no reason to exclude EU member states from the tax haven assessment. Therefore, the EU needs a New Tax Deal. Jan Sarnowski and Piotr Arak set out the principles that could guide it
06-02-2020

Why the ECB needs to look at helicopter money now

If Christine Lagarde is sincere in her conviction that the ECB’s strategic review should be open minded and “turn each and every stone”, she must persuade the Governing Council to open a discussion on helicopter money, argue Stanislas Jourdan and Eric Lonergan.

A net-zero emissions future to guide Europe through turbulent economic times

Climate action can be the polestar guiding EU leaders through turbulent economic waters, writes Pascal Lamy, calling on politicians to put climate policy at the heart of a coherent industrial strategy.

EU Green Deal can help set the tone for CEOs in Davos

The European Green Deal gives CEOs a major opportunity to lead their companies in ways that can build their brands while also cutting carbon. So what, exactly, should they do? Thomas Pellerin-Carlin and Peter Sweatman have three suggestions.
21-01-2020

The case for a border carbon tax as an own resource to the EU budget

To deliver on the flagship European Green Deal, there is a need to introduce a new source of revenues for the EU budget under the form of carbon tax, writes Ivailo Kalfin.
15-01-2020

Adapting labour markets to Europe’s green economy

Climate change has provoked an unprecedented response from the international community in recent years. However, as industry becomes greener, the working lives of Europeans will change, writes Nicolas Schmit
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5G 31-12-2019

2020 – Twenty years of Huawei in Europe

Europe’s and Huawei’s joint journey is entering a new phase.
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5G 23-12-2019

Europe can spread its wings

2020 can be the year Europe opens a new chapter of its digital policy play book.
Banking union 19-12-2019

So you think the banking crisis is over? Sorry to spoil your Christmas!

The stock market is flashing ever-stronger orange about the health of Europe’s banks. Yet the regulatory community tells us good news about its capital strength – despite unsustainably low profitability. Fingers crossed for a muddle through!
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Energy 11-12-2019

The time is now to show leadership on global climate activities

It is with the backdrop of the climate emergency that the world is gathered in Madrid for COP25. COP, and the climate, matters more than ever. We urgently need action, and Europe should lead.
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09-12-2019

Diverse forms of work call for out-of-the-box solutions for social protection

With workplace transitions on the rise we need to ensure that they are accompanied by some form of stability and security. The arrival of a new European Commission provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on how to reform Europe’s social protection systems, writes Michael Freytag.
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04-12-2019

Support from industrial workers of the Green Deal will depend on its delivery on Just Transition

How to secure the support of workers in industry for the European Green Deal? Make it social! IndustriAll European Trade union has identified the key requirements to secure their support for what is announced as the flagship initiative of the new European Commission.
02-12-2019

Why are European countries against fiscal transparency?

After three years of blocking negotiations, the European Council finally voted on whether to secure fiscal transparency in the EU. True to form, they voted against it, writes Luis Garicano.
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Keeping NATO’s competitive edge through cooperation, not isolation

Leaders of the 29 nation-strong North Atlantic Alliance gather in London this week to mark its 70th anniversary to examine the emerging security challenges that it will face in the forthcoming days.
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28-11-2019

Let’s fall in love with the single market again

The European economy is one of the biggest in the world. We tend to forget that we have more than 500 million consumers and an economy worth 15.9 trillion euros, meaning more than China and almost as much as the...
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Health 28-11-2019

Governments are legalizing medical cannabis. Why is it so hard for patients to access?

Patients deserve faster access to safe medical cannabis. Legalization is not enough – governments and businesses need to work together to reduce barriers and lessen patients’ reliance on the illicit market.
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27-11-2019

Free movement for truck drivers’ social rights

As negotiations between the European institutions on the Mobility Package move into their final stage, LeïlaChaibi, Nikolaj Villumsen and the European Transport Workers’ Federation call on European lawmakers to not accept the deregulation of driving and rest times for truck drivers and to ensure that the principle of equal pay for equal work is strictly applied.
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Europe’s industrial value chains: The road to prosperity and growth

In the immense challenge of deploying green technologies and expanding the use of renewable energy, strengthening the technological revolution, and further developing artificial intelligence and the internet of things, raw materials will become indispensable for Europe’s digital transformation and climate transition.
Energy 19-11-2019

China’s growing interest in Saudi Aramco is part of a long game

The Aramco public offering gives China an opportunity to gain a foothold at the center of the global oil industry. According to Joseph Dana, the move is part of a longer-term attempt by Beijing to challenge the dollar’s dominance as the world’s universal currency.
Global Europe 19-11-2019

A child labour free Europe: How the new Commission can make it happen

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s pledge to have ‘zero-tolerance’ for child labour in EU trade policy is a promising step. Delphine Moralis explains how these warm words can be turned into concrete actions to improve the lives of millions of children.
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Fighting Diabesity: The Role of Diet and Exercise

Dr David Heber is the chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute (HNI), which promotes excellence in nutrition education for the public and scientific community and sponsors scientific symposia. The HNI editorial board is made up of key scientific opinion leaders...

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