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Economy & Jobs 20-03-2020

France’s budget deficit could skyrocket to 7% of GDP in COVID-19 aftermath

The French government continues to announce stimulus spending, as well as support measures for companies, employees and the research sector worth billions to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis. Although necessary, those measures could send the country's budget deficit through the roof, EURACTIV France reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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