Economy & Jobs Archives

  • Member states must not let Commission stand against Italy alone

    26-10-2018

    The rejection of Italy’s draft budget by the European Commission on Tuesday is unprecedented in the history of the Stability and Growth Pact. Member states cannot sit idly by but must take a more active role in the political conflict over fiscal sovereignty.

  • Putting the EU-South Korea partnership to work

    19-10-2018

    The EU-South Korea summit taking place today (18 October) symbolises the EU's close and multifaceted partnership with South Korea. Yet, Brussels and Seoul should take some practical steps to strengthen their relationship, argue Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Linde Desmaele and Maximilian Ernst.

  • Story-telling is key for Europe

    19-10-2018

    While Cohesion Policy remains a cornerstone of EU's action to boost growth and reduce inequalities in the continent, the policy lacks visibility, writes MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij.

  • Secure a social Triple A by making the Social Pillar a reality

    17-10-2018

    Nearly one billion people have escaped poverty worldwide since the first #EndPoverty Day, but too many others have been left behind, even in Europe, writes Luca Jahier.

  • Brexit – No Deal not an option: European industry leaders call for clarity and certainty

    Promoted content | Digital 16-10-2018

    Time is of the essence, as business needs certainty, and in the worst-case scenario, ample time to adjust. Clarity should be provided by agreeing on a time-limited extension of the transition period. In particularly SMEs would get the time to adjust to the possible new post-Brexit realities, writes Uwe Combüchen.

  • To implement the SDGs, the EU needs to be consistent

    Special Report | Development Policy 10-10-2018

    Good news for all the supporters of development policies: city-to-city development cooperation will remain at the heart of the EU’s external action. And localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a priority supported by the European Union, writes Frédéric Vallier.

  • Jobs in Europe have returned – just not for youth

    09-10-2018

    Every year, the ‘Euro bubble’ is alive and buzzing in anticipation of one of the biggest events in the European political calendar; the President of the European Commission’s annual State of the European Union address, writes Zuzana Vaneckova.

  • Member states must stop building barriers for posted workers

    09-10-2018

    Doing business across EU borders should be frictionless. But in reality, European companies still face excessive bureaucracy when posting workers to another EU country, writes Thilo Brodtmann.

  • How the EU’s Cohesion Fund can support the circular economy

    Circular economy 03-10-2018

    The EU’s next Cohesion Fund for regional development should prioritise investments into waste management systems focused on prevention, re-use, separate collection and recycling – not on incineration, argues Janek Vahk.

  • Rising inequality calls for a new social contract

    25-09-2018

    The gap between rich and poor in Europe has increased compared to thirty years ago, affecting young cohorts in particular. Yet the social protection systems currently in place across European countries were designed during the past century and are no longer fit for the present, argues Cyril Muller.

  • Human rights, ecology should stand higher than business interests

    Energy & Environment 20-09-2018

    The Bishops of Latin America are concerned that the EU is more prompt in negotiating new trade deals than ensuring the respect of basic human rights, when violated by companies who have their headquarters in Europe, writes Cardinal Pedro Barreto.

  • EU counters China’s Silk Road Initiative

    Central Asia 19-09-2018

    Today’s adoption by the European Commission of a new ‘Connectivity Strategy’ linking Europe and Asia throws down the gauntlet to an increasingly assertive China, writes Bart Broer.