Economy & Jobs

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14-10-2019

Skills are the new currency in the changing world of work

Solving the skills gap is essential in the changing world of work. The European private employment industry is already developing new solutions, from AI-based skills assessment to the matching of skills demand and educational offering. Now policy support has to follow.
11-10-2019

Fair enough? The EU’s guilty neglect of fair trade

EU policy makers need to stop conflating free trade with fair trade and instead promote trade deals and radical trade reforms that will genuinely deliver trade justice, write Jan Orbie and Deborah Martens.
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Agrifood 10-10-2019

Senselessly shunning science: the EU Parliament’s GMO dilemma

Europe seems increasingly ready to face the challenges of the 21st century and to lead the way to a ‘greener’ and more sustainable future. But what role can the EU Parliament play in the face of recent unsubstantiated “objections” against GMOs?
Climate change 08-10-2019

Increasing Europe’s R&I budget is critical to grow the economy and fight climate change

Without an increased investment in research and innovation, the European Union will be unable to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and will lose out to economic rivals on the competitive advantage this could present, writes Connie Hedegaard.
07-10-2019

Practise what you preach: banks should endorse the sustainability practices they publicly support

Paul Tang questions why bank lobbyists are seeking to delay transparency measures that they have publicly endorsed.
03-10-2019

Why the tone of doom for Europe’s ageing?

The EU's ageing problems can't be stopped by either fertility or migration. But labour participation and education trends offer clear reasons for optimism, writes Nicholas Gailey.​
Future EU 02-10-2019

Why Europe needs more ambition on climate, research, innovation

Green MEP Gina Dowding explains why European Greens are encouraged by the parliamentary hearing of Commissioner-designate Mariya Gabriel and why Europe needs an ambitious commitment to research and innovation.
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01-10-2019

Time to rebuild collective bargaining in Europe

industriAll Europe launches its “Together at Work” Campaign for collective bargaining. The campaign promotes the benefits of collective bargaining around Europe, for workers but also for the economy and the entire society
30-09-2019

Why don’t women benefit from international trade as much as men?

President-elect Ursula von der Leyen will be the first female Commission president. Not only that, but she has also succeeded in forming the first gender-balanced EU leadership team. Women are back on the EU's agenda, writes Cecilia Malmström.
27-09-2019

The EU should avoid unnecessary labour market regulation

Job creation and productivity growth, not new labour market regulation, should be at the top of the new European Commission's agenda, writes Martin Laurberg.
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Digital 19-09-2019

To rekindle Europe’s competitiveness we must embrace technology and build on our values

New technologies are disrupting our lives, and no-one is being spared by the ongoing developments in Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, ecommerce, or cybersecurity. However, this digital tide needs to be governed and shaped into the driver for change we want it to be.
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17-09-2019

Workers’ participation: What Europe needs to do for its workers

The EU needs to do more to strengthen workers’ rights. Otherwise workers’ voice in Europe will be in jeopardy.
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16-09-2019

Call for solid building blocks in Europe’s property sector

To unlock capital, face new global challenges such as climate change and immigration, and build the cities of tomorrow, the European Union needs to encourage more stable and cross-border investments aligned with its long-term objectives. EPRA, the European Public Real Estate Association, believes that the listed real estate sector is part of the solution.
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Cybersecurity 13-09-2019

The digital security of Europe

Europe needs a shoulder-to-shoulder approach between European institutions and network operators to protect the digital world, argues Dr. Thomas Kremer of Deutsche Telekom Group.
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05-09-2019

Strong Codetermination – Solid Companies. An interview with Prof. Dr. Michael Wolff

Prof. Dr. Michael Wolff explains his study and the main results.
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23-08-2019

Amid protectionist threats, amfori sees more European retailers supporting open and sustainable trade

The planet is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Some of the world's largest actors in international trade continue to open up their markets, while others are protecting their economies to the detriment of others, and even themselves, writes Christan Ewert.
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Energy 18-07-2019

With fraudulent practices on Europe’s energy refurbishment market, national market authorities are needed!

Public decision-makers want to see progress on the energy refurbishment market. This means that EU member states need to take measures to enable the emergence of energy transition operators.
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Health 16-07-2019

FIFA Guardians™: a landmark step in ensuring the safeguarding of children in football

Millions of children all over the world are involved in football – and they have the right to enjoy the game in a safe environment and a culture of respect and understanding. With this firmly in mind, FIFA recently launched the child safeguarding programme FIFA Guardians.
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Health 15-07-2019

Water meets Energy, Energy meets Water

The Water Innovation Europe 2019 edition “Water meets Energy, Energy meets Water” was successfully concluded on the 13th of June in Brussels with about 230 participants joining us from the water & energy sector.
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11-07-2019

Time to oppose centrifugal forces that affect European societies

The world is currently experiencing rapid technological, economic, political and social change. The consequences of these developments are also being felt in Germany and Europe, write Andreas Grau and Julia Tegeler.
08-07-2019

The EU must finally tackle Japan on whale industry

As Japan quits the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (IWC) to resume commercial whaling, Joanna Swabe and Matthew Collis urge the European Commission to put pressure on Europe's trading partner to stop killing cetaceans and undermining international law.
02-07-2019

The European Labour Authority is here – time to tackle abuse and promote fair labour mobility

The newly-created European Labour Authority (ELA) will take its first steps in October, and there are fears that the ELA will be trapped between the expectations of some member states to step up controls against abuse in cross-border mobility and others who want to focus on providing information and support to fair mobility, argues Marcin Kiełbasa.
17-06-2019

From ‘liberalise and patronise’ to a genuine sustainable trade strategy for the EU

The next European Commission must revamp its trade policy for the next five years to focus on sustainability, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.
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Energy 11-06-2019

The energy storage era is upon us

European citizens increasingly demand energy that is greener and available when needed. European gas storage operators are preparing to become a driving force of that transition by storing excess renewable energy, writes Lubor Veleba.

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