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Economy & Jobs 19-08-2019

Germany’s slowing growth is penalising the whole of Europe

The European train is slowing down as one of its main drivers, the German economy, is experiencing a slowdown. At the same time, job creation across the EU is declining. EURACTIV's partner Euroefe reports.
Economy & Jobs 24-10-2018

Wealth researcher: ‘GDP growth doesn’t affect French people’s happiness’

As the debate on the French finance bill for 2019 kicks off, the discussion will focus on growth. Once again, the French government has failed to publish its assessment of the new wealth indicators on time. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 17-04-2018

What kind of budget do Europeans need?

The EU's new multiannual budget must reflect its new ambitions. Europe must assert itself as a geopolitical entity, as a democratic power with not only an economic dimension but social and cultural as well, writes MEP Maria João Rodrigues.  
EU Priorities 2020 02-03-2018

Debt: A measure of EU democracies illness

In discussions over the EU's next multi-annual budget, EU institutions need to pursue their efforts to decrease the burden of debt, write Cécile Philippe and Diego Sanchez de la Cruz.
EU Priorities 2020 01-03-2018

Two conflicts with the potential to increase European welfare

The answer to two major European conflicts, Brexit-induced financial problems and the refugee crisis, could be welfare-enhancing. Only after implementing solutions to those problems can Europe start to reform governance and boost innovation, writes Karl Aiginger.
Economy & Jobs 01-03-2018

Let’s talk about the losers of protectionism

European politicians have a big role to play in communicating why globalisation matters. We need politicians that are brave enough to talk about the losers of protectionism, not just the losers of globalisation, writes Carola Lemne.
Future EU 17-01-2017

Business leaders optimistic about future, despite popular discontent

Top business executives are split over the benefits of globalisation, but most remain “extremely positive” in their growth forecasts, a PwC survey shows.

Greece’s jobless rate drops to 23.1% in second quarter

Greece's jobless rate declined to 23.1% in April-to-June from 24.9% in the first quarter, data from the country's statistics service showed on Thursday (15 September).

IMF recommends paying refugees below the minimum wage

The International Monetary Fund has highlighted the positive effect of public spending on refugees on European GDP, but has also recommended that employers pay them less than the minimum wage. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 07-01-2016

Are we seeing the end of austerity in Europe?

Several European countries will break their budgetary commitments this year to grow their economies. But without coordinated EU policy, any attempt to relaunch the European economy will fail. Our partner La Tribune reports.
Euro & Finance 04-12-2015

Europe has to grow an equity culture

Despite being a critical source of capital for growing businesses and a source of superior long-term investment returns, equity markets are still not being used to their full potential, writes Christian Krohn.
Malostranská metro station

Czech firms face soaring job vacancies as economy ‘growing like crazy’

Czech job vacancies soared above 100,000 in August for the first time since 2008, as many companies struggle to find enough qualified staff in a bustling economy with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe.
Trade & Society 15-01-2015

The last emperor of GDP

Gross Domestic Product is a measure of the size of a country's economy. It represents the value of all goods and services produced over a specific period of time, with year-on-year growth generally considered a sign of good economic health, writes Éloi Laurent.
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 15-11-2013

Pace of eurozone recovery slows

The eurozone economy all but stagnated in the third quarter with France's recovery fizzling out and slower expansion in Germany, the latest growth data released today (14 November) showed.
Trade & Society 14-08-2012

Eurozone growth falls, signalling trouble for Germany

The eurozone's debt-ravaged economy shrank in the second quarter, having flatlined in the first, despite continued German growth that economists said could soon be snuffed out.

GDP indicators must integrate economy and environment: Stakeholders

Growth indicators should take into account social progress and the use of natural resources, said a number of NGO and institutional leaders at a conference in Louvain-la-Neuve, at which the European Investment Bank revealed it was still unable to fully measure its ecological footprint.
Trade & Society 30-03-2010

Why Christine Lagarde is right about Germany

As French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso have recently suggested, Germany must tackle its vast trade surplus and do more to boost domestic demand, writes Philip Whyte, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER), in a March publication.

What do citizens want? Well-being measurement and European social policymaking

"The gaps in the information which is already available are not a good enough reason for Europe to drag its feet in refocusing policy to ensure that the EU has a sustainable economic and social model capable of meeting the challenges it will face in the future," write Sotiria Theodoropoulou and Fabian Zuleeg, policy analysts at the European Policy Centre, in a December paper.
Climate change 21-10-2009

EU to develop indicators for eco-efficient economy

EU environment ministers have asked the European Commission to develop robust indicators to measure the bloc's progress towards an eco-efficient economy, a concept that will be at the core of the revised Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs, to be agreed upon next spring.
Euro & Finance 15-09-2009

Sarkozy unveils new plan to measure economic growth

French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged countries to join in a "revolution" to use new ways to measure economic prosperity with more emphasis on the environment, as he kept up his calls for reform ahead of next week's summit of Group of 20 leaders.

EU mulls indicators to measure wellbeing ‘beyond GDP’

The European Commission has published a roadmap for developing new environmental and social indicators to measure the real prosperity and wellbeing of nations beyond traditional GDP. The reflections could affect the strategic goals of the post-2010 Lisbon Strategy for growth and jobs.

Gloomy economic outlook as inflation hits new record

Amidst an overall worsening of economic indicators, inflation in the euro zone has reached a new record high, according to Eurostat estimates published yesterday (31 July).

GDP ‘outdated’ as indicator of wellbeing

The Commission is working on a new tool to measure the wealth and wellbeing of countries beyond the traditional GDP. The new tool will aim to measure 'true' progress, taking environmental and social indicators into consideration.

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