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Economy & Jobs 01-05-2020

How to solve the crisis? Strengthen workers’ voices.

In a matter of a few weeks, the political challenges facing Europe have changed dramatically, with the unfolding health and economic crisis. In the previous economic turmoil, our collective response was to weaken the rights of the worker. This time it must be different, argue Danish MEPs Marianne Vind, Nikolaj Villumsen and Kira Marie Peter-Hansen.
Economy & Jobs 21-04-2020

EU and COVID-19: Time to think outside the box

The Eurogroup’s decisions taken on 9 April were a necessary and overdue collective EU response, as well as a welcome but flawed and incomplete compromise. If European leaders are to save the EU economy when they meet on 23 April, they need to think outside the box, write Carlos Closa, George Papaconstantino, and Miguel Poiares Maduro.
EU Elections 2019 22-10-2018

European elections amid a looming economic storm

The slowdown of Europe’s economic growth and the risk of a new recession if the ongoing trade war worsens could steer the political agenda in the run-up to next May's European elections.

ETUC: Wages in Europe are too low

The gap between the rich and ‘the rest’ is growing, European Trade Union leaders warned as Europe struggles to recover from the 2009 crisis that wiped 10% of it’s economy.

Analysts: Refugees ‘may end up boosting European economies’

European nations overwhelmed by the biggest refugee crisis since World War II may end up boosting their economies if they just let the migrants in, analysts say.
Trade & Society 01-04-2015

Youth unemployment: Addressing the skills gap

It is time to address the high levels of youth unemployment across the EU by offering young people the skills they need to play an active part in the European economy, writes Jutta Steinruck.

EU companies pledge to shift retrenching investment

Europe is losing ground globally, as the 28-country bloc seems unable to reverse the trend of declining investment and stalling economic recovery. But EU businesses pledged to be ready to push policymakers to act swiftly, and boost competitiveness and growth.

Latin American lessons for Europe’s Sharing Economy

Europe has been recently experiencing a new wave of economic disruption driven by the Internet: the so-called Sharing Economy. Companies like Uber, a service that connects drivers and passengers for short-rides, and Airbnb, a short-term apartment and room rental service, want to change how we take taxis and how we do tourism around the Old Continent.
Euro & Finance 23-09-2013

Italy economy minister threatens to resign: paper

Italian Economy Minister Fabrizio Saccomanni will resign if the fragile coalition government flouts European Union deficit spending limits in favor of tax cuts, he told Corriere della Sera newspaper on Sunday (22 September).
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Euro & Finance 21-12-2012

Banks for Growth – Save the Date

A statement by the European Banking Federation. Join us for the first EBF Annual Conference, dedicated to the role banks play in sustaining the European economy and supporting growth.
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