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Financing mechanisms for the energy sector

Climate neutrality translates into commitments undertaken by various industries, communities and other stakeholders. The European energy sector is already committed to be carbon neutral before 2050. However, some countries are already fully decarbonised in terms of power generation, while others...
Agrifood 13-07-2020

Rural broadband – Challenges and opportunities

The economic competitiveness of regions, and notably rural regions, depends on good connectivity. This means not just roads and railways, but also internet highways. Connectivity to fast internet in rural areas is still almost half of what it is on...
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2020

Re-starting the EU economy – How can industry contribute to a resilient and sustainable recovery?

The outbreak of the corona pandemic has posed a serious threat to European industry in both the short and long term, from disruption of supply chains due to transport and travel restrictions, to the loss of suppliers. Most industrial companies...
Brexit 29-05-2020

The Brexit stalemate explained

Nearly four years after the UK voted to leave the European Union, we are back to a familiar conundrum: deal or no deal. Except that this time we are talking about the trade agreement that will govern future EU-UK relations.
Economic governance 20-04-2020

COVID-19: EU’s plan to save the economy

The European Commission estimates the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak could be greater than the financial crisis in 2008. In order to keep the economy running, the EU executive introduced flexibility for funds and national expenditure, member states approved...
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Economy & Jobs 12-06-2015

Building a Competitive European Insurance Sector

In April 2015, the European Advisory Council of Zurich Insurance met in Brussels, Belgium to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European insurance sector.
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PES Fair Growth Conference 2015

The creation of jobs and growth through public and private investment is back on the European agenda. Let’s open the debate at the PES Fair Growth Conference 2015 on the current economic, financial and social challenges we are facing today.
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Transport 05-12-2014

The European Postal Industry in 2014

The European postal industry is a key contributor to the European economy. Today, PostEurop's members directly employ 2 million people full-time and link an estimated 800 million people daily. 
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Euro & Finance 25-04-2014

EBF urges EU to preserve universal banking model

In this EURACTIV video statement, Guido Ravoet, Chief Executive of the European Banking Federation, outlines the federation’s view on the plans for structural reform that the European Commission has proposed at the beginning of this year and urges the EU to preserve the universal banking model. You can learn more about the EBF position on structural reform by visiting http://bit.ly/EBF-structuralreform.
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Manufacturing at Heart

Whether you are a European decision-maker, employer, employee or a European citizen - you need to know why manufacturing is so important to the European economy. It provides jobs, growth, prosperity and through this gives us all hope for the future generations of our families.Learn more at: www.manufacturingatheart.eu
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Euro & Finance 21-02-2014

Economy. Let’s get back to business.

The crisis hit Europe hard and, as you know, we're still dealing with the consequences today. What is the European Parliament doing to rebuild and protect our economy?
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Agrifood 10-01-2014

Beer Serves Europe: Jobs

Europe’s 4,500 brewers can play a strong role in fighting youth unemployment and boosting the EU economy with the right government policies, according to a new EY report and panel discussion held on 4 December, at The Brewers of Europe’s annual gala.
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Economy & Jobs 14-06-2013

From reform to growth: a roadmap for Europe – EIF Helsinki 2013

CES was proud to host the fourth Economic Ideas Forum, which was held in Helsinki during the 6th and 7th of June 2013 under the Patronage of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. This yearly conference brought together high level economic experts, Ministers of Economy, EU Commissioners, EU Prime Ministers, as well as CEOs of companies from around the world and enterprise representatives.
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Digital & Media 04-10-2012

The Internet Economy: Opportunities for Growth

Taylor Reynolds, senior economist for the information economy at the OECD directorate for science, technology and industry, looks at the latest trends in the Internet economy, and discusses the impact of greater adoption of information and communication technologies on economic growth.   Mr. Reynolds visited the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank, on the eve of the launch of OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012, where he joined a High-Level Roundtable on Economics of the Internet.