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Economy & Jobs 29-09-2021

Greece encourages SMEs mergers in Recovery Fund implementation

The Greek government will incentivise small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are hard-hit by the pandemic to merge to ensure financing from the Recovery Fund, Greek finance minister Christos Staikouras told EURACTIV Greece in an exclusive interview.

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...
Development Policy 19-12-2016

European countries far from meeting development aid promises

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European countries are far from meeting their official development assistance (ODA) targets. Factors related to migration are further adding to the financial pressure faced by development budgets, parts of which are being earmarked to take care of refugees.

EU Primary elections 2019
Future EU 22-03-2016

Financing the EU primary elections 2019

Leading EU think tanks and European Political Parties came together to present their ideas regarding the financing of the European primary elections ahead of the next round in 2019.
Euro & Finance 12-02-2016

Suspicious bank notes lead to Luxembourg

One third of all cash in circulation in the eurozone is now in the form of €500 notes. Suspicions have been raised over Luxembourg, which prints double its GDP in banknotes each year. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 28-08-2015

French report pushes for early creation of Capital Markets Union

François Villeroy de Galhau, formerly the deputy CEO of BNP, has submitted a progress report on his investigation into investment to the French government. La Tribune reports.
Development Policy 26-08-2015

French development aid reform to generate ‘substantial’ new funds

France hopes to boost funding for development and climate action by linking the French Development Agency with the country's public financing body. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 27-07-2015

UN development negotiations hampered by excessive targets

The UN is this week finalising its post-2015 development agenda in New York. Big questions remain over the implementation and evaluation of the new SDGs. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 17-07-2015

Addis Ababa development financing conference stumbles on tax evasion

The Addis Ababa conference on development financing has ended in agreement on the 2030 plan, but OECD members proved unwilling to address tax evasion. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 13-07-2015

Addis Ababa: A one-time opportunity

The international community has a one-time opportunity in Addis Ababa this week to provide positive, fresh impetus for global sustainable development, writes Kathrin Berensmann. 
Development Policy 13-07-2015

Commission laments EU development aid cuts

All eyes are on the International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa this week, but the EU is still failing to meet its development targets. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 10-07-2015

The world needs more development aid

Development aid lays the foundations of a more peaceful and resilient world. It is not only a moral obligation, but an economic necessity, writes Christian Friis Bach.
Development Policy 10-07-2015

Tax evasion to dominate Addis Ababa development conference

Stopping tax evasion in the Global South is a crucial step in raising development finance, but the issue has divided the international community. EURACTIV France reports. 
Development Policy 21-11-2013

Report: Illegally produced palm oil is financed by European banks

Biofuels giants Bumitama and Wilmar have knowingly traded illegally-extracted palm oil from plantations that encroach on and threaten orangutan habitats, says a report released today (21 November). European banks are amongst the firms' biggest investors.
Energy 18-10-2012

UK energy firms to be forced to give customers lowest tariff

Energy firms will be forced to give all of their customers the lowest tariff available under new laws announced by David Cameron.
Development Policy 21-10-2009

Poland blocks EU climate funding decision

EU finance ministers yesterday (20 October) failed to agree on funding climate mitigation and adaptation in developing countries, due to Poland and Eastern European countries' concerns that they would end up paying more than they can afford.

Financing the low-carbon economy

Political objectives to reduce CO2 emissions and transform the energy system are set to shape the EU's industrial and economic development in the coming decades, but the 'third industrial revolution' has been challenged by a financing squeeze as the world grapples with the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Brexit 04-02-2008

Financing Europe’s fast movers

The role of the financial system in fostering innovation and growth among emerging companies is far more important than the technology sector, yet it is often neglected, argue Thomas Philippon and Nicolas Véron in a January policy brief for Bruegel.