Economy & Jobs

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The EU-Japan EPA
06-12-2018

The EU-Japan EPA: A Springboard for a Freer, Fairer and more Open Trading System?

The economic relations between the EU and Japan have been strong for a long time, but are now about to take new steps forward as they have concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement that significantly will reduce barriers to trade.
Has the EU delivered on Social Europe
06-12-2018

Has the EU delivered on Social Europe?

With only 5 months before the European elections, we discuss whether the European Union has really delivered tackling the social challenges facing citizens and what are the priorities for the new legislature.
22-11-2018

A changing workforce: Dealing with income protection gaps

In the past, work relationships were characterised by full-time, open-ended contracts between a worker and a single employer. Over the last two decades however, globalisation, technology, changes in individual preferences and ageing populations have contributed to important changes in labour markets.
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Innovation investments in Europe
21-11-2018

Innovation investments in Europe

As part of the European Biotech Week, Johnson & Johnson hosted a exclusive roundtable discussion on "Life Science Investments in Europe" in Brussels.
09-11-2018

Common Borders, Common Solutions: The Romanian-Bulgarian cross-border regional cooperation

The Romania-Bulgaria Cross-Border (RBCB) Cooperation Programme supports the development of eligible border areas, both in Romania and Bulgaria for over 14 years. These programmes aim to create a "bridge" between the two countries in order to support the border regions.
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Energy 16-10-2018

REDay2018: key outputs from the conference

The amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) contains a vision for 2050 for the buildings stock in the EU – it will have to be highly energy efficient and decarbonised, reaching cost-effective nearly zero energy levels.
Politics 16-10-2018

Cohesion Policy delivers: the story told by beneficiaries and stakeholders

All EU regions have benefited from Cohesion Policy, but what has been the added-value of Cohesion Policy on the ground?
12-10-2018

Barriers to high-skilled labour mobility

European manufacturers are supposed to do business freely within the European Union’s single market, but in reality, companies face considerable restraints when sending employees abroad.
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08-10-2018

Workers’ Voice needs statuary European framework

To create trust, companies have to be transparent in what they are doing and how they treat employees.
27-09-2018

The EU in your region: Where does cohesion money go?

Cohesion Policy represents one-third of the current EU’s budget and is the main investment policy of the Union. As the negotiations on the next Multiannual Financial Framework are about to kick off, we had a look at how funds are distributed across different regions in Europe and what kind of projects are funded with them.
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25-09-2018

Future of European Postal Operators?

At the heart of the postal ecosystem, European citizens can continue to benefit from an evolving and sustainable postal service.
29-08-2018

‘It’s been an eye opening experience’, Luisa says after travelling around Europe for a month

Louisa (26, Germany) is a pedagogue, passionate about music and environment, whose goal is to raise awareness on the need for sustainability on the music festival scene. For a month, she has been one of the travellers of the Road Trip Project financed by the European Commission.
22-08-2018

‘I have a new look on life’, Louis says after travelling around Europe for a month

Louis (21, Belgium) works as an educator for people with mental and physical disabilities during the day and writes rap music the night. For a month, he has been one of the travellers for a Road Trip Project financed by the European Commission.
31-07-2018

A journey through EU Cohesion Policy

Cohesion Policy supports the development of regions that are lagging behind and helps in fostering innovation and enterprise in more advanced areas of the European Union.
23-07-2018

Tobacco smuggling: Marseille’s illicit secret

Like most big ports, Marseille has seen its fair share of crime and smuggling. The latest trend, seen almost everywhere in the bustling Mediterranean city, is the sale of cigarettes smuggled from North Africa. In the endless cat-and-mouse game with the police, smugglers seem to be winning, for now.
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03-07-2018

Eurochild: A Strategy to put children at the heart of Europe

More than 1 in 4 children in the EU face risk of poverty; children in Europe are often separated from families because of poverty or discrimination. The first few years of our lives are the most important. Yet, children’s rights not given the prominence they deserve.
22-06-2018

Circular economy: Linking the EU and global agenda

In January 2018, the European Union adopted a new package as part of a broader Circular Economy action plan launched in 2015.
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,...