The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (June 13) to hike from €90 million to €13 billion the budgetary funds earmarked for strengthening the EU's strategic autonomy in collective security by boosting cross-border research and innovation in the field of defence.
The Czech Republic is one of the most industrialised EU states and its big companies do not fear digitalisation. However, SMEs are afraid of job losses and have asked for help with the costly transformation.
The European Commission yesterday (11 April) suggested that regions with a lower level of growth could benefit from greater institutional capacity and structural reforms that could facilitate investment. EURACTIV Spain reports.
At a time of rising inequality across Europe, the European Investment Bank and the World Economic Forum have jointly sounded the alarm bell and called for social inclusion to become an organic part of EU economic policy.
The European Commission must convince people and businesses that the era of meddlesome EU regulation is over, Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans admitted today (26 May), before warning that would take "some time".
In the three years it was debated in the European Parliament, the recently-adopted Trade Secrets Directive generated no small amount of controversy and myths. EURACTIV France attempts to separate fact from fiction.
The European Commission unveiled its long-awaited strategy to support the digitalisation of industry on Tuesday (19 April), aiming to mobilise around €50 billion to help European manufacturers catch up in the global race for the fourth industrial revolution.
EXCLUSIVE / The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) will support recapitalised Greek banks to implement EU investment plans for small and medium-sized enterprises, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen told EURACTIV Greece.
The acute lack of venture capital in Europe means that 40-60% of funding rounds greater than €10 million are financed by American firms. For the directors of the French fund Idinvest, this is not a problem. Our partner La Tribune reports.
Almost half (47%) of British small business owners would vote to stay in the European Union if the upcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the bloc was held today (17 September), according to a new survey.
The French minister of the economy met MEPs in Strasbourg this week to defend his economic reform bill. He used the opportunity to call on the European Commission to maximise the Juncker Plan's support for digital projects. EURACTIV France reports.
Germany’s federal cabinet has signed off on a so-called “bureaucracy brake” in an effort to cut red tape for business, something European Commission special advisor, and former Bavarian leader Edmund Stoiber, has been promoting for years. EURACTIV Germany reports.