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Euro & Finance 14-12-2016

OFCE’s Timbeau: A high carbon tax would help end economic stagnation

EU leaders should see public debt reduction as a long-term challenge and not be afraid of making investments for the future. Cutting debts quickly can increase unemployment and make a country worse off, Xavier Timbeau told EURACTIV France.
Climate change 23-11-2015

Angel Gurria: ‘Climate challenge should be seen as an opportunity’

Years of inaction on climate change have significantly held back the world’s economic growth, according to the secretary general of the OECD. But fossil fuel subsidies are still commonplace, Angel Gurría told EURACTIV partner La Tribune.

German minister: Juncker’s investment package likely to ‘backfire’

The projects Germany is pursuing within the framework of the European Commission's €315 billion Investment offensive include outdated ideas and dead ends, says Peter Friedrich, Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Minister for Europe. The list, he says, urgently needs a general reworking, otherwise regions and municipalities will lose out.
Euro & Finance 28-06-2012

Hellenic business chief: ‘Crisis is European, not Greek’

Greece's economy can only be revived when the crisis is recognised as one affecting Europe as a whole, says the board chairman of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).
Trade & Society 21-04-2010

Accountants: Business frustrated by sluggish recovery

Europe's tentative economic recovery is proving "slower and weaker" that had been hoped, according to Emmanouil Schizas, a senior advisor to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), who told EURACTIV Germany that earlier optimism was fuelled by unsustainable government support.

Think-tank leader: EU’s 2020 strategy ‘too short-termist’

The EU's 2020 strategy to build a sustainable future beyond the current economic crisis is too short-termist and fails to address the fundamental problems of the current growth model, Philippe Herzog, founder of the Confrontations Europe think-tank, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 13-03-2009

MEP: Parliament will stop Barroso’s stimulus plan

The European Parliament will mobilise a majority against Commission President's José Manuel Barroso's five billion euro stimulus plan, Claude Turmes, vice-president of the Greens / European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament, told EURACTIV in an interview.

ALDE chief: Lisbon Strategy musn’t fall victim to treaty crisis

The EU is running the risk of putting its growth and jobs efforts on the backburner over the rescue mission for the Lisbon Treaty, British MEP Graham Watson, the leader of the ALDE faction in the European Parliament, warned in an interview with EURACTIV.
Trade & Society 30-06-2008

MEP: Lisbon Agenda needs updating

Current challenges like climate change and the fuel and food crises call for an update of the Lisbon Agenda, Romanian MEP Daniel Daianu (ALDE) told EURACTIV in an interview.