Economy & Jobs

Digital 21-06-2018

Artificial intelligence in manufacturing: Game changer or just another hype?

Most people agree that artificial intelligence will have a huge impact on the way Europeans will produce and consume in the future. However, there are differing views on what the European Union can do to tap the full potential of AI in manufacturing and while coping with possible challenges.
05-06-2018

The Channel Tunnel: What economic value to European trade?

The Channel Tunnel provides a fast, frequent and reliable route accounting for €138 bn of trade and 21 million passengers each year. It has changed the way transport and logistics operate across the continent.

Making bioeconomy circular: How far can circular economy principles be applied to the bioeconomy?

The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way.
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European Dialogue 2018
04-05-2018

European Dialogue 2018: Social Europe Strengthening Workers’ Voice

The worker's voice is part of a democratic Europe. Securing and strengthening it is supposed to increase the acceptance of the EU.
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Future EU 25-04-2018

Prospects for Europe – How to enhance European Democracy

On 11 April 2018, some 170 guests from politics, business and civil society attended the 9th Brussels Wednesday Social, hosted by METRO AG in cooperation with European Movement International (EMI) and EuroCommerce.
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Transport 23-04-2018

I+Manifesto for a strategic and innovative future industrial policy

The I+ Manifesto is a voluntary initiative by the European aluminium industry designed to inspire Europe’s decision makers to imagine a renewed, refreshed and dynamic industry, promoting action and guiding the debate for the coming political cycle and beyond.
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13-04-2018

CECE, equipment to construct the Europe of tomorrow

This short video presents CECE, the voice of construction equipment in Europe. Buildings and infrastructure connect and serve people all over the globe. Without the right equipment, construction companies would not be able to build houses, offices, roads, bridges, railways,...
26-03-2018

The plastic heart of Europe’s industrial renaissance: The role of fluoropolymers in revitalising the EU’s key industry sectors

In light of the increasing global competition across all markets there is a broad consensus between the Council, the European Commission and EU Member States that one of the key priorities for the future is to revitalise Europe’s industry sectors to generate growth and prosperity.
09-03-2018

Cretu: No cuts for cohesion funds, fresh money for new priorities

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu said that cohesion funds should not be reduced in the next EU budget as they form the backbone of the EU economy. Instead, member states should finance upcoming priorities with new money.
07-03-2018

Jourová: Pay and pension gaps between women and men are ‘shameful’

On the eve of International Women’s Day, European Commissioner Věra Jourová, in charge of gender equality, slammed EU member states for not eliminating pay and pension gaps fast enough.
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01-03-2018

Live: BusinessEurope Day 2018 in Brussels

In the context of its 60 anniversary, BusinessEurope discussed 'The value(s) of business' in a day-long event in Brussels on March 1, 2018. As Media Partner, we featured a live stream throughout the day that can still be watched. Keynote speeches included Donald Tusk, Jyrki Katainen and Michel Barnier on a key day in the Brexit negotiations.
23-02-2018

Payments: Converging Users, Sectors and Technology

As users call for the convenience of the digital experience, well- established financial services providers must embrace the change.
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Digital 22-02-2018

European data centres: Supporting growth in Europe

Technology is changing the economy - not just in the bigger cities but also in regions across Europe.
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Malte Lohan
20-02-2018

Time to implement a forward-looking EU industrial strategy

As the second annual EU Industry Day approaches on 22 and 23 February, industry representatives are calling for action on an ambitious, forward-looking EU industrial strategy.
14-02-2018

Moscovici: Spring 2019 is ‘too early to retire’

European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici joins EURACTIV's Economy Editor Jorge Valero for a live debate on deepening the European Economic and Monetary Union in the EURACTIV Network offices in Brussels.
Alcohol 26-01-2018

Smart prevention works ! Empowering European students to adopt a responsible lifestyle.

Student life broadens horizons and brings new opportunities. This freedom impacts student lifestyle in many positive ways but it also entails new challenges for their health and wellbeing.
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14-12-2017

Panama Papers | Our Story

After 18 months of investigation, hearings and fact-finding missions on the Panama Papers, the European Parliament has now presented 211 strong concrete recommendations to fight international tax avoidance, tax fraud and money laundering.
13-12-2017

One Belt, One Road initiative: Beyond trade and investment

The One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR) has been described as ”the most significant and far-reaching plan that China has ever put forward”.
Brexit 08-12-2017

Tweets of the Week: Brexit, Tillerson, Centeno, and Catalonia

This week it’s Brexit deal scuppered by the coalition, Tillerson in Brussels on a mission, new Eurogroup president in position, and Catalonia wants recognition.
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05-12-2017

EU cohesion policy is Europe’s added value

Representing 1/3 of the EU budget,  our cohesion policy is made up of hundreds and thousands of local success stories.
Politics 04-12-2017

Over A Coffee with Ska Keller MEP, Co-Chair of the Greens

Ska Keller, Co-Chair of the Greens in the European Parliament, joins EURACTIV Reporter, Brian Maguire, Over A Coffee.
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Competition 30-11-2017

EU regions insist on fair competition for citizens and businesses alike

Local and regional representatives are calling on Commissioner Margrethe Vestager for a flexible approach when enforcing EU competition rules.
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29-11-2017

Meet EPRA

Ever wondered about the buildings where you live, work, shop and relax? This is where listed real estate comes in. Discover more about the association behind it.
29-11-2017

Freedom of movement for workers: How to respond to local workers’ fears of being crowded out of the labour market

Freedom of movement for workers is one of the founding principles of the European Union but it has also created fears of unfair competition.