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Economy & Jobs 01-03-2018

Let’s talk about the losers of protectionism

European politicians have a big role to play in communicating why globalisation matters. We need politicians that are brave enough to talk about the losers of protectionism, not just the losers of globalisation, writes Carola Lemne.
Data protection 16-10-2017

Small businesses at risk of being overwhelmed by data protection burden

With eight months until the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the countdown is well and truly on but businesses are not ready, writes Mike Cherry.
Economy & Jobs 26-09-2017

Europe needs an Erasmus for SMEs

The European project MobiliseSME showed the potential of a cross-border exchange program for small and medium-sized businesses in Europe. It is now important that this idea is continued with an Erasmus for SMEs, so to help European companies make the best of the Single Market, writes Stefan Moritz.
Economy & Jobs 22-05-2017

Building on Europe’s nascent recovery

The economic recovery has boosted business confidence in Europe and now the message is clear: businesses want strong cooperation and a new vision for the future of Europe.
Global Europe 23-02-2017

Czechs debate Trump’s impact on national political priorities

The election of Donald Trump is posing new challenges to the Czech Republic. Local concerns are focused on security and defence, business, and political relations. EURACTIV.cz reports.
Euro & Finance 31-01-2017

France loses market share despite competitiveness gains

French exports are gradually becoming more competitive, according to the 2016 competitiveness study by macroeconomics NGO COE-Rexecode. But the country’s market share is still falling. Euractiv’s partner La Tribune reports.
Brexit 17-01-2017

The four possible Europes after Brexit

Brexit's impact on business will depend on which Europe emerges in the aftermath, writes Ilaria Maselli.
Brexit 21-12-2016

May raises possibility of Brexit transition deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (20 December) said she was planning to negotiate both Brexit and Britain's future relationship with the EU by 2019 but a transition period may be required after that.
How EU wants to leverage €3.35bn into €88bn in investment for Africa
Development Policy 30-09-2016

How EU wants to leverage €3.35bn into €88bn in investment for Africa

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The European Commission announced in Jean-Claude Juncker's 'State of the Union' speech a new initiative on Africa – the EU External Investment Plan (EIP), which looks at helping the private sector in Africa and the European Neighbourhood.
Gérard Mestrallet
Trade & Society 31-08-2016

French business leaders fear Brexit uncertainty

French business leaders are afraid that Brexit, and the current uncertainty surrounding the UK's future, will undermine the EU’s fragile economic recovery. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital 14-07-2016

Go digital or go home: New contract rules on digital content

The Digital Single Market will bring the simplicity and legal certainty that European companies need to make the EU the leader of the digital world. We must embrace this as soon as possible, argues Eva Paunova.
Brexit 27-06-2016

Survey: One fifth of British businesses may move operations abroad

One fifth of British business leaders are considering moving operations abroad after the country's shock decision to leave the EU, according to a survey from a leading business lobby group.