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Europe's East 02-07-2018

Ukrainian reforms – is the glass half full or half empty?

Over the last four years, Ukraine has made some tremendous changes to become a functioning market economy and a liberal democracy, a feat which is scarcely recognised by others, writes Ivan Miklos.
Economy & Jobs 15-05-2018

Member states should renew fiscal vows

In 2012, all but two EU member states committed themselves to strengthening the rules and institutions that govern their national budget preparation processes by signing the European Fiscal Compact. However, little has been done since, writes Michal Horvath.
Enlargement 14-05-2018

Why we need to stabilise the Western Balkans

As Europe is confronted by different visions about its future, the question remains how these different visions will affect the developments in the Western Balkans. The Balkans remain fragile, and the external pressures and internal divisions could deliver fresh instability in the region.
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.
Politics 22-03-2017

Don’t let nationalism threaten economic cooperation on EEC’s 60th anniversary

25 March sees the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1957, which established the European Economic Community (EEC) and set Europe on a path to closer unity. But the rise of populism strikes at the heart of this collaboration writes Michael Collins.
Economy & Jobs 19-12-2016

Tangible results on the road to reform in Ukraine

In signing four projects with Ukrainian officials in Brussels today, EIB will have fulfilled its €3 billion obligation to Ukraine. Instead of providing general aid, the EIB supports very specific projects, writes Vazil Hudák.

Knowledge is capital for Europe’s future

Europe’s strength is its skilled workforce and professional expertise. To ensure its future as a major economy, Europe needs to combine entrepreneurship with an increased focus on knowledge capital, write Nima Sanandaji and Per Strömbäck.
Digital & Media 14-10-2016

Europe should put data at the service of society

Europe faces some daunting challenges – an aging population, sluggish growth, an influx of migrants and refugees – yet in the age of data-driven innovation, it also has powerful new tools to help address them, writes Nick Wallace.
Economy & Jobs 12-07-2016

Single market strategy can be a key driver for competitiveness, growth and job creation

The holistic approach laid out in the Commission’s Communication Upgrading the Single market: more opportunities for people and business, is a step in the right direction to maximise the benefits of the single market, argues Michael Freytag.
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Global Europe 13-04-2016

The Polish opportunity

Instead of trying to teach Poland lessons on democracy, the EU should instead recognise the country’s economic strength, and its courage to oppose Russia’s aggression, writes Roger Hodgkiss.
Euro & Finance 23-02-2016

Inequality harms economic growth for the poor

Recent economic thinking has discredited the idea that high inequality stimulates economic growth. Public investment in education is the key to both cutting inequality and achieving sustainable growth, argue Roy Van der Weide, Branko Milanovic and Mario Negre.
Development Policy 08-12-2015

Making an impact on migration

Migration and security concerns will continue to top the agenda of the December European Council until the root causes are addressed. The impact investment community can provide concrete solutions to this challenge, writes James Knight.
Euro & Finance 04-12-2015

Europe has to grow an equity culture

Despite being a critical source of capital for growing businesses and a source of superior long-term investment returns, equity markets are still not being used to their full potential, writes Christian Krohn.
Joseph Stiglitz
Euro & Finance 01-07-2014

Stiglitz: How to save a broken euro

“The euro can be saved, but it will take more than fine speeches asserting a commitment to Europe. If Germany and others are not willing to do what it takes – if there is not enough solidarity to make politics work – then the euro may have to be abandoned for the sake of salvaging the European project,” argues Joseph Stiglitz.
Development Policy 01-03-2013

Parliament must uphold Britain’s promise on 0.7% foreign aid target

If the UK reaches its promised target of devoting 0.7% of its gross national income to foreign development aid, it cannot be taken for granted that this high-water mark will be maintained, writes Ben Jackson.
Euro & Finance 19-09-2008

European Growth: What’s to be done?

"Excessively low growth" has brought the European economy to a standstill following a series of violent shocks in the last two years, writes Jean Pisani Ferry, the director of Brussels-based economic policy think tank Bruegel, for Eurointelligence.
Enlargement 20-08-2008

Future prospects for Turkey’s economy

Confidence in Turkey’s long-term economic prospects is growing but further labour market reforms, increased spending on education, better transparency of public finances and a more credible monetary policy are required if the country is to maintain its recent impressive growth, according to Rauf Gönenç, the senior officer responsible for Turkey at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), writing for EURACTIV Turkey.

A time for new ideas: Innovation in Central and Eastern Europe

Despite innovation being the backbone of economic resurgence in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), most of the investment has come from multinationals (MNCs), which will leave the region's economies vulnerable, argues Paul Lewis in a June 2008 report for the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Euro & Finance 18-06-2008

Economic Prospects for Central, East and Southeast Europe

Domestic factors are more likely to inhibit economic growth in the EU's new member states than external ones, argue a group of scholars from the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies in a February 2008 paper.
EU Priorities 2020 06-06-2008

France’s economic influence in the EU

It is "surprising that no explicitly economic subject appears among France's priorities" for its EU Presidency, writes Ecole Normale Supérieure and Harvard University graduate Jean-François Jamet for the Fondation Robert Schuman, questioning whether this could be a sign of the country's lack of confidence in influencing Europe's economic strategy.
Trade & Society 27-11-2007

The challenges to China’s growth

Improvements in governance and environmental protection are among the most serious challenges to achieving sustainable development in China, writes Wing Thye Woo for the Center for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw.

Germany’s economic upswing set to ‘weaken’

The German upswing will continue next year "but will clearly weaken", raising the question of how it first came about, writes Hans-Werner Sinn of the University of Munich.

European human capital: the challenge for central and eastern Europe

A continuation of the economic growth in central and eastern Europe is "not to be taken for granted", argue the authors of this paper from the think tank 'Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal'.
Trade & Society 30-10-2007

The reality behind China’s economic miracle

China's economic miracle is largely built on the liquidation of social and natural capital, argues Dale Jiajun Wen in a paper for the Society for International Development – adding that "the country can no longer ignore the problems created by export-oriented growth".