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Economy & Jobs 24-03-2020

German economy minister: Help is on the way

The first payments from the 'coronavirus aid package' are to be made to small and micro enterprises this week, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier announced on Tuesday but rejected once again the idea of European coronabonds. Meanwhile, the country's top economic expert expects a single-digit percentage GDP decline. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 23-03-2020

Germany set to foot massive but ‘necessary’ coronavirus bill

Coronavirus will cost Germany several hundred billion euros, according to new figures from research centre the ifo institute released on Monday (23 March). Production losses and unemployment will hurt, so Berlin will have to dig deep into its pockets. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
Economic governance 04-02-2019

French finance chief wants to tax expatriate business leaders

French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire wants to introduce legislation to ensure that heads of large French businesses living abroad pay more taxes in France. EURACTIV France’s partner La Tribune reports.
Central Europe 08-01-2019

Poland to increase number of lobbyists in Brussels

Warsaw will create a lobbying centre for Polish entrepreneurs in Brussels to help them exert a greater influence on EU legislation. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Politics 12-11-2018

France continues fight against ‘gold plating’ of EU laws

French senators have removed around 20 over-transpositions of EU directives, which are considered to harm businesses’ competitiveness. This was part of a “tidying-up” mission which is sometimes at odds with the public interest. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 02-10-2018

Business representative: ‘Cross-border cooperation is a broader European integration exercise’

Since 2014, the Romania-Bulgaria Interreg programme has helped to boost the economy on both sides of the border by promoting cross-border trade and boosting cooperation in tourism, agriculture and industry. EURACTIV spoke to a business representative of companies operating in the area.
Economy & Jobs 13-08-2018

EU companies ‘most likely to leave’ Iran after US sanctions, business organisations warn

German carmaker Daimler has shelved its expansion plans in Iran due to the reimposition of US sanctions but it might not be the last EU company to pull the plug on future aspirations, businesses organisations told EURACTIV.
Brexit 27-06-2018

Unions and businesses urge EU countries to speed up Brexit negotiations

Trade unions and employers have joined forces to urge the EU and UK to speed up Brexit talks ahead of tomorrow's European Council summit. 
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 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.
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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.
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.
Brexit 22-06-2015

Group of British business leaders plans campaign for EU exit

A group of British business leaders and entrepreneurs are preparing to launch a campaign for Britain to leave the European Union at a planned membership referendum, a major donor to the UK Independence Party said.
Brexit 10-02-2015

UK business group calls for early vote on EU exit

Britain should hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union as soon as possible to reduce the damaging impact of uncertainty, the head of business group British Chambers of Commerce said on Tuesday.
Digital 04-02-2015

Uproar over protection of trade secrets

Outcry from journalists has forced French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron to remove a "trade secrets" clause from his economic bill. Concerns are being raised over EU plans for a similar law. EURACTIV France reports
Health 29-01-2015

German economy burdened by growing rate of depression

German employees are taking more and more sick leave due to depression, a recent study shows, indicating stress and a lack of leisure time as the likely culprits, causing experts to call for more investment in early recognition and prevention. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Brexit 26-09-2014

Juncker rejects UK push for independent scrutiny of EU laws

EXCLUSIVE: The new European Commission has rejected the UK Government's call to set up an independent body to scrutinise EU regulation and impact assessments before and after legislative proposals are adopted by the executive.
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Euro & Finance 05-09-2014

Insurance companies push forward with European investment

Investment by insurance companies in Europe grew by 3.2% in 2013. However, the sector fears that long-term investments may be adversely affected when tighter prudential regulations come into force in 2016.
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Global Europe 26-08-2014

German lobby group regrets fall of exports to Russia

German exports to Russia could fall as much as 20-25% this year due to the effect of sanctions, a German business lobby group said yesterday (25 August), adding that confusion over the scope of sanctions was driving Russian customers away.
Euro & Finance 21-08-2014

Eurozone business growth slows despite price cuts

Eurozone private business growth slowed more than expected in August, despite widespread price cutting, as manufacturing and service industry activity both dwindled, a survey showed on Thursday (21 August).
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EU Priorities 2020 14-05-2014

UK puts business at top of next Commission’s priorities

SPECIAL REPORT / The UK’s Europe minister outlined his country’s expectations for the next EU executive, arguing the digital economy and business must come first in the fight against the economic and social crisis.
Health 14-03-2014

Depression costs European businesses nearly €100 billion per year

Employers must be more proactive in preventing depression, as the illness costs European workplaces €92 billion per year, according to a new report.
Brexit 31-10-2013

City of London executives reject calls for ‘Brexit’

A vast majority of senior financial services executives want Britain to stay in the European Union but said reform is needed to cut the amount of regulation, according to a survey released on Wednesday (30 October).
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