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Economy & Jobs 08-09-2020

EP faces roadblocks as lawmakers push for quicker deployment of COVID-19 funds

Lawmakers on the European Parliament's regional development committee are keen to see a quicker deployment of funds for the mitigation of the immediate effects of the COVID-19 crisis but they face an uphill battle with the member states who propose less money and potentially longer procedures.
Economy & Jobs 28-07-2020

New study finds tentative ‘glimmers of hope’ in German business climate

The German business climate is improving: according to a survey, the economy is regaining its optimism. However, this phenomenon should be treated with caution, because many companies still lack future prospects, the DIHK warns. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 15-05-2020

With almost €100 billion in tax losses, Scholz announces another stimulus package

For the German budget, the pandemic means greater expenditures and less income. For the first time since the financial crisis, tax revenues are falling but Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) is not thinking about austerity. On the contrary, another economic stimulus package is planned in June to help boost the economy, EURACTIV Germany reports.

The Green Transition at the heart of the EU Recovery Fund

EU leaders have tasked the European Commission with drafting a trillion-euro recovery fund to restart the economy after the coronavirus crisis. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has since pledged to put the green and digital transitions at the heart...
Economy & Jobs 23-04-2020

Reforms, investment and the EU Recovery Plan

The EU member states are finally discussing an ambitious European Recovery Plan and the good news is that they already have the right tool at hand, writes Dragoș Pîslaru.
Economy & Jobs 13-04-2020

Coronavirus to dominate agenda of Germany’s EU presidency

The coronavirus outbreak will dominate the agenda of the European Union when Germany takes over the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of this year, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas wrote in an opinion...
Future EU 07-04-2020

EU ministers to agree virus rescue plan, not ‘coronabonds’

EU countries are nearing an economic rescue plan for European countries worst hit by the coronavirus outbreak, sources said on Monday (6 April), but not at the level of ambition called for by Italy and Spain.
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.
Elections 16-02-2018

Macron praised as French economy powers ahead

The good news keeps coming for the French economy: data published yesterday (15 February) showed unemployment at its lowest level since 2009 while the head of the IMF praised recent reforms by President Emmanuel Macron.
Economy & Jobs 13-09-2017

It’s the housing challenge, Mr Juncker

Despite President Juncker's cheerful speech, actual recovery in the EU cannot be celebrated as long as it is confronted by an alarming housing challenge.
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.
Euro & Finance 03-01-2017

Eurozone manufacturing: Fresh data shows steady recovery

The year's first economic numbers show encouraging signs that the eurozone’s economic recovery is steady and moving in the right direction, despite gloomy predictions.
Euro & Finance 24-02-2016

Aidan Regan: ‘The Troika had nothing to do with the Irish recovery’

The Irish recovery was the result of the country’s attractive business environment, not the demands of the Troika, Aidan Regan explains. Our partner La Tribune reports.
Euro & Finance 10-04-2015

France announces investment push

While EU member states are kept waiting for the Juncker plan, the French government has announced its own plans to reinvigorate investment. EURACTIV France reports
Global Europe 18-03-2014

EU summit wrap-up: Europe responds to Ukrainian crisis

EU heads of state gathered in Brussels on 20 and 21 March for their last summit before the EU elections in May, reaching an agreement on a European response to the crisis in Ukraine, energy and climate targets and more. Read our wrap-up of the European Council, below.
Euro & Finance 17-01-2014

Eurostat to revise EU’s annual GDP figures higher

The European Union's statistics office will revise upwards the EU's annual gross domestic product figures by 2.4 percentage points when it switches to a new accounting standard in September, the European Commission said on Thursday (16 January).
Euro & Finance 12-11-2013

Brussels to up pressure on Berlin for weak domestic demand

The European Commission will decide this week whether to scrutinise Germany's trade surplus for economic imbalances, which would undermine the nascent eurozone recovery, Olli Rehn wrote in an op-ed in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Trade & Society 19-09-2013

Despite crisis, European ‘hospitality’ sector remains healthy

The hotel and bar sector in Europe has continued to create jobs across the continent, in particular among under-35s, despite the raging economic crisis, a new report shows.
Defence policy 06-09-2013

Southern countries push for common EU defence policy

Spain, Portugal and Italy have jointly proposed to pool resources for defence spending, seeing more coordination in the military sector as an answer to the economic difficulties the European Union is facing. EURACTIV Italy reports.
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How Can Small and Medium Enterprises Power Europe’s Recovery?

99% of the industry landscape in Europe is built on SME’s power and 9 out of 10 enterprises in Europe are actually micro enterprises, as defined by the EU Law (10 employees or less), so the actual influence of this sector is enormous.
Euro & Finance 30-08-2012

Krynica forum organiser: Poland can teach EU lessons how to reform

In the last 20 years, Poland and Central Europe in general have changed their economies and societies on a unique scale compared to other EU countries. These newer EU countries can teach the others lessons on how to conduct and implement reforms,  Zygmunt Berdychowski, chairman of the Krynica Economic Forum Programme Council, tells EURACTIV Poland in an exclusive interview.
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