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Economy & Jobs 10-01-2022

Sustainability disclosure: no longer about the why, it’s about the how

Sustainability issues are not stagnant, they evolve continuously and vary across different sectors. As a result, sustainability-related financial disclosure must incorporate industry-specific standards which can evolve to remain effective.
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Economy & Jobs 14-12-2021

Recovering from this pandemic means rebuilding hope for the future

We need to study and understand the blow young people have suffered from this pandemic, in order to adjust recovery and resilience measures to their needs and equip them with the tools to actively shape their present and future.
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Economy & Jobs 13-12-2021

Three worrisome facts about adult learning and one proposal

The Commission’s has just presented a proposal for a Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs), one of the pivotal initiatives to boost adult learning in Europe and reach the ambitious target set by the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan
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Economy & Jobs 02-12-2021

What Christmas trees can teach us about fair supply chains

In light of new supply chain laws, an effective due diligence and corporate responsibility is becoming of even greater importance for many companies. The case of Christmas trees shows which aspects are key to implementing fair supply chains.
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Economy & Jobs 19-10-2021

Amazon’s blueprint for private and public sector partnership to stop counterfeiters

The EU member states recently returned counterfeiting as a priority (EMPACT). We fully support this reinstatement. National governments now need to translate this commitment locally and support law enforcement authorities so they can catch and prosecute counterfeiters.
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Economy & Jobs 13-10-2021

Giving workers the flexibility they seek, and the security they deserve

For a growing number of workers, the ideal workplace is home — and the perfect employer is not one, but many. Welcome to the flexible workforce.
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Economy & Jobs 11-10-2021

The Post-COVID Recovery: Why are we no longer talking about Social Services?

Last year, we filled our doorways to clap and cheer in support of the health care and social service professionals keeping us safe. 19-months later and many of these vital services are still as underfunded and underrepresented in local, regional and national policies. Why?
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Economy & Jobs 01-10-2021

Green bonds: Driving sustainable change in European listed real estate

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Green bonds are firmly on the European financial agenda, which has been fuelled by appetite from both policymakers and the investment community. Recently, the European Commission committed to raising 30% of its NextGenerationEU funds through green bonds and introduced a...
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Economy & Jobs 23-09-2021

BeXt awards recognise sustainability alongside price and quality in consumer products

Recognising the contribution that responsible market players can make to sustainable consumption is an important role for consumer organisations. This month, Euroconsumers will celebrate the consumer brands leading the way on sustainability, price and quality at the third annual BeXt awards.
Economy & Jobs 14-06-2021

Bundestag adopts supply chain law tackling human rights abuses

The German Bundestag has adopted the Due Diligence in Supply Chains Law that will force companies to respect human rights in their supply chains, despite opposition from some political parties and industry
Economy & Jobs 22-03-2021

Thirty Spanish companies ask government for COVID-19 bailout

Approximately thirty Spanish companies hit economically by the COVID-19 crisis have asked for bailouts between €3 and €3.3 billion from the government in order to survive and remain competitive, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Economy & Jobs 18-03-2021

EU’s fund to cover Brexit costs urgently needed, MEPs say

The EU Parliament's regional development committee has discussed the details of the EU's €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve, with lawmakers calling for the fund to be implemented as soon as possible. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 10-03-2021

Spain approves plan to support working mothers

The Spanish government has approved the first phase of a €200-million plan aimed at helping working mothers reconcile employment and family commitments, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Economy & Jobs 09-03-2021

Spanish business leader: EU fiscal rules are not an ‘open bar’

The softening of EU fiscal rules to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on Spanish businesses may lead to a massive deficit in two years time if not responsibly handled by the government, an industry representative has warned in an interview, EURACTIV's partner EuroEFE reports.
Economy & Jobs 08-03-2021

Spain eyes €11 billion rescue package for struggling businesses 

The Spanish government is expected to approve a rescue package worth €11 billion by the end of the month in support of small and medium-sized businesses badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
Economy & Jobs 02-03-2021

Spanish self-employed, small entrepreneurs pessimistic about recovery

Some 300,000 more jobs are expected to be lost in Spain in 2021, mainly affecting small businesses, in a new blow to the already battered economy, warned the Spanish Association of the Self-Employed Workers (Asociación de Trabajadores Autónomos, ATA). EURACTIV's partner EuroEFE reports.
Coronavirus 11-03-2020

Merkel: Germany well-equipped against COVID-19

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her first public statement about the coronavirus epidemic on Wednesday (11 March), saying that financial reserves and good emergency mechanisms make Germany well-prepared. "We will do what is necessary," she added. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Brexit 29-10-2019

German companies suffer Brexit extension angst

German businesses are nonplussed with the new Brexit extension, thanks to the uncertainty it preserves. But export forecasts are nonetheless seeing an increase, something which has more to do with Donald Trump than with the UK's pending EU exit. EURACTIV Germany reports.

EU globalisation adjustment fund should cushion Brexit consequences

On Monday (21 October), the European Parliament voted in favour of using funds from the Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in the event of a hard Brexit to help workers of the remaining EU-27 who will have lost their jobs as a result of the UK's withdrawal. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 21-12-2018

Local organisations are fighting youth unemployment in Europe: this is how

More than three million young people are unemployed in the EU and although Europe does not have competences over the labour market, it helps fighting unemployment including through the use of the Cohesion Fund. We have travelled across Europe to find out how.