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.
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.
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".
In Bratislava this week, EU heads of state and government should show clear resolve that they are departing from business as usual, and President of the Commission Jean Claude Juncker should raise the bar, said Enrico Letta in a Citizens’ web dialogue, organised by the Jacques Delors Institute in partnership with euractiv.com.
“It is the first …
Speaking on Thursday (28 January), Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he was in favour of public country by country reporting as long as the Commission's risk assement concludes that it won't damage competitiveness or hinder investment.
One year ago, the Luxleaks scandal revealed the existence of unfair tax practices between some EU Governments and multinationals. Under the impulse of the S&D Group, the European Parliament voted on 6 key measures to fight aggressive tax planning in the EU.
With tax issues high on the agenda particularly following last week’s ruling by the European Commission that Fiat and Starbucks had received tax breaks that amounted to illegal state aid, tax issues are high on the European Commission’s agenda.