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Economy & Jobs 16-06-2021

The truth behind BES and Novo Banco!

If the EU wishes to borrow in the financial markets, it must first demonstrate to international institutional investors that it will treat them fairly and equitably.
Circular economy 09-11-2020

Sustainable Finance: Opportunity or threat for the manufacturing industry?

Since the publication of the Sustainable Finance Package in 2018, the European Commission has sent clear messages to investors in Europe that the financial sector must not harm the planet and its citizens, and must avoid green washing. The objectives...
Economy & Jobs 15-07-2020

Investing post-COVID: Is a green recovery assured?

As policymakers turn their attention to the economic recovery post-COVID, there is a risk that investments in a green recovery may be side-lined.
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2020

Pubs ask for VAT cut on alcohol to face post-COVID reality

Europe’s hospitality sector has been hit hard by the lockdown measures enforced across the continent to contain the spread of COVID-19. In Belgium, pubs and restaurants were forced to shut down on 13 March. The Belgian government provided one-off payments and...

European energy decarbonisation: reinforcing the EU’s 2050 climate goal through a green recovery

Decarbonising the energy sector in Europe by 2050 is an ambitious, yet achievable objective.
Politics 29-05-2020

Tweets of the Week: Election Anniversary, Cummings, Next Generation EU

One year since elections has left us all scarred, a trip during lockdown hits Cummings rep hard, and Ursula von der Leyen channels Jean-Luc Picard.
Economic governance 20-04-2020

COVID-19: EU’s plan to save the economy

The European Commission estimates the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak could be greater than the financial crisis in 2008. In order to keep the economy running, the EU executive introduced flexibility for funds and national expenditure, member states approved...
Economy & Jobs 26-09-2019

The future of payments: What next for competition and innovation in payments?

Following PSD2 and the IFR, is the payment sector in Europe on the right path to achieve greater speed, better transparency and enhanced choice for European consumers?
EU Elections 2019 21-06-2019

Rutte: ‘I will never support stabilisation mechanisms at euro level’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.com after the European Council, Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, said on Friday (21 June) that he "will never support" new budgetary instruments to stabilise the euro area if an economic shock hits the region.
Meaningful vote, Adamowicz, and the eurozone turns 20
Brexit 18-01-2019

Tweets of the Week: Meaningful vote, Adamowicz, and the eurozone turns 20

This week, Theresa May thrashed by her peers, mayor’s murder brings Gdansk to tears and the Euro celebrates 20 years. This episode is supported by ACCA.
Economy & Jobs 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.
Economy & Jobs 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.
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.
Economy & Jobs 04-07-2017

Regulating finance: What future for Europe after the US elections?

Efforts to strengthen risk management in the banking and insurance sector were stepped up in the wake of the 2008 financial crash.
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Tim Jackson Prosperity without growth
Economy & Jobs 22-03-2017

Tim Jackson on prosperity without growth

The publication of Prosperity Without Growth in 2009 was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s piercing challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the most highly-prized goal of politicians and economists alike.
‘Open the ECB’s Black Box’ say Varoufakis and De Masi
Economic governance 09-03-2017

‘Open the ECB’s Black Box’ say Varoufakis and De Masi

The Greek economy is still in crisis, contracting 1.2% in the quarter. The figures, published by the Greek statistics agency, Elstat, show it was the worst quarter since the summer of 2015, when the European Central Bank closed the Greek banks.
Economy & Jobs 23-02-2017

The bailout business: Who profits from bank rescues in the EU?

According to a new report by Amsterdam's Transnational Institute, bailing out banks is a lucrative business in the EU.
Global Europe 16-02-2017

Gates urges Trump not to defund foreign aid

Bill Gates spoke at the European Commission on Thursday (16 February) urging world leaders, including Donald Trump, not to defund foreign aid spending.
Over a Beer with Udo Bullmann
Economy & Jobs 16-02-2017

Udo Bullmann on Trump, social justice and football

In our Over A Beer video series this month, Euractiv’s Brian Maguire chats with German MEP Udo Bullmann, vice-president of the Socialists and Democrats political group in the European Parliament.
Economic governance 13-02-2017

European Economic Forecast: Sunny with a chance of uncertainty

EU economies are expected to grow throughout 2018. The upturn is the first time in almost a decade that member states have collectively experienced positive growth.
Economic governance 06-02-2017

The ‘Trump effect’ on Europe’s economy

Today (6 February) at a hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament, Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, was asked about the effects of Trump’s Muslim ban on Europe’s economy. Draghi called it "worrisome".
Economy & Jobs 26-01-2017

The Presidency debate: The single market

For the next six months, Malta holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. Malta has set out its policy agenda, which includes advancing the single market, social inclusion and security.
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The road to financial inclusion is digital
Economy & Jobs 12-12-2016

The road to financial inclusion is digital: Mastercard launches financial inclusion figures

In 2014, the EU adopted the Payment Accounts Directive, aiming to achieve greater financial inclusion in Europe. However, millions of people in Europe are still unbanked or underbanked.
Is Europe ready for FinTech?
Digital & Media 08-11-2016

Is Europe ready for FinTech?

EU policymakers are devoting increased attention to Financial Technology (FinTech), reflective of the sector’s growing opportunities, investor and media profile.