Economy & Jobs Archives

  • Future of Europe: What are the views of children and young people?

    Promoted content 20-11-2018

    Children and young people are key stakeholders in Europe’s future. Not only because their future will be determined by today’s decisions, but also because involving them in decision-making puts into practice the democratic values which underpin the European project, writes Jana Hainsworth.

  • Delivering on clean energy research and innovation

    Energy 20-11-2018

    Assembling together countries, industry and research institutes, the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan has been bringing together public and private investments to make the clean energy vision a reality on the ground. Launched in 2007, the SET Plan now stands at an important junction, writes Miguel Arias Cañete.

  • Digital skills are essential to youth employment

    20-11-2018

    Organising a videoconference, storing documents in the cloud, finding reliable information on the Internet or protecting your data... Digital skills have become essential in the labour market, especially for young people.

  • Why Europe should back a robust whistleblowers directive

    Justice & Home Affairs 19-11-2018

    Those who report corruption, criminal acts and breaches of public trust must be protected, writes Martin Jefflén, who calls for lowering the barriers when it comes to reporting wrongdoing in the corporate sphere.

  • The EU-Japan trade deal – a no-brainer!

    Promoted content 16-11-2018

    The new EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will give an economic boost and help European firms access markets that are technology-rich and can pay for innovation. It is an agreement that can help overcome pessimism about trade and global cooperation, and show that countries can work constructively together, writes Fredrik Erixon.

  • Cohesion Policy and European Semester: Could they have more in common than we think?

    08-11-2018

    Study shows that citizens’ concerns are directly linked to domestic policies, which are consistently the target of EU economic coordination priorities. That is why Cohesion Policy could help the European project, by making it relevant to citizens, writes Katie Cavell.

  • Building a stronger Europe – the case for listed real estate

    Promoted content 05-11-2018

    Listed real estate plays a key role in all aspects of our everyday lives and should be strongly represented in EU policymaking. From spearheading transparency to creating jobs across Europe, the unique contributions of listed real estate is more vital than ever to the EU economy, writes Tobias Steinmann.

  • 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.

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