About: growth and jobs

Euro & Finance 09-02-2017

Parliament rapporteur: 2018 EU budget should focus on ‘prosperity’ and ‘security’

The 2018 EU budget should be pro-growth in order to create well-paid jobs but simultaneously boost security both externally and internally, Siegfried Mureșan told Euractiv.com in an interview.
Euro & Finance 17-11-2016

Slovak presidency brokers the EU’s 2017 budget

The Slovak presidency brokered the EU budget for 2017 overnight (16-17 November), setting aside more funds for making Europe more competitive and secure. More money will go for the reception and integration of refugees and to addressing the root causes of migration.
Euro & Finance 13-10-2016

Joy and despair in European statistics

Europe needs more than temporary growth to boost its economy, write George Friedman and Antonia Colibasanu.
Future EU 12-09-2016

EU Parliament ‘Grand Coalition’ is at risk, party leaders admit

A dispute over who should be appointed as the next President of the EU Assembly as well as disagreement about austerity-driven policies have put the two biggest political parties in the European Parliament on a collision course that endangers the 'grand coalition', EURACTIV has learned.
Future EU 09-09-2016

Tsipras: Euro-Med summit will unite Europe, not divide it

EXCLUSIVE / The meeting of leaders from Southern European countries taking place in Athens today (9 September) will put Mediterranean issues on the EU agenda, without attempting to create divisions, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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Agrifood 29-04-2016

Investment in agriculture, growth and jobs. What role for the CAP?

In the EU, agriculture directly employs more than 10 million farmers. More than 77% of the Union’s territory is rural and home to half of its population. Overall, Europe’s agri-food industry accounts for 46 million jobs in 15 million businesses, accounting for 6% of the EU’s GDP.
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Global Europe 13-04-2016

The Polish opportunity

Instead of trying to teach Poland lessons on democracy, the EU should instead recognise the country’s economic strength, and its courage to oppose Russia’s aggression, writes Roger Hodgkiss.
Global Europe 22-01-2016

Germany is the poster child of an accident waiting to happen

Export-oriented Germany is the poster child for an accident waiting to happen, according to a review of countries most affected by the ongoing global economic slowdown,  George Friedman writes in Geopolitical Futures.

Global elites descend on Swiss Alps amid rising inequality

Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich, and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle East running deeper than at any time in decades.
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Transport 07-12-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Boeing in Europe

Boeing’s history with Europe goes back to Wilhelm Böing, father of company founder Bill Boeing, who was born in Hohenlimburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1868. In 1916, Bill Boeing established a company that has become the world’s leading aviation and aerospace enterprise and a global industry icon.
EU Priorities 2020 28-09-2015

Spain’s King Felipe VI calls to eliminate ‘excesses’ of economic growth model

Spain's King Felipe VI, who is expected to deliver a speech in the European Parliament next week, called on Friday (25 September) to eliminate the "excesses" of the current model of growth, while preserving its strengths.
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Economy & Jobs 18-03-2015

Manuel Valls: “I will be extremely vigilant to not slow down growth”

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday that France will take “all measures” to reduce its budget deficit below the 3 percent limit, but will be “extremely vigilant” not to destroy economic growth.
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Economy & Jobs 19-02-2015

Cre?u: ‘We refused to fund a 5-star hotel in Greece’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Romania, EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cre?u explained her views on the Greek crisis, emphasising that the EU executive will invest in "projects that will create jobs." According to the Romanian Commissioner, EU funds "should go to those who are most vulnerable, people that are really in need".
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EU Priorities 2020 28-11-2014

French, German economists offer plan to counter EU ‘stagnation’

Warning that Europe risks a "stagnation trap", leading French and German economists proposed reforms and investments to revive growth in the eurozone's two biggest economies, but Berlin swiftly dismissed a key proposal to boost its public investment.

S&D Vice President: We need a new instrument to support investment

As the European Investment Bank has not been an effective tool in a previous attempt to create a massive investment package, this time, a new instrument needs to be created, MEP Maria João Rodgrigues told EutrActiv in an exclusive interview.
Jean-Claude Juncker arrives in the European Parliament for political group hearings, Brussels, 8 July 2014 ["© European Union 2014 - European Parliament]

Socialists, Liberals bicker over Juncker’s multi-billion investment plan

As European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prepares to unveil a €300 billion plan to boost investment in the Union, the liberal ALDE and the Socialists in Parliament tabled alternative proposals, stoking controversy amongst themselves.
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Economy & Jobs 18-11-2014

EU 2020 and industrial competitiveness: SMEs in the surface engineering sector

As part of the SME week 2014, MEP Paul Rübig, EPP Austria, hosted a high level breakfast debate on the pivotal role of SMEs in achieving the goals set by the European Commission’s EU2020 strategy with a focus on the latest EC Communication on “European Industrial Renaissance" which calls on Member States to boost post-crisis growth and enhance innovation and modernization. European SMEs, and in particular the surface engineering sector, play a crucial role in the overall strategy and their voice, opinions, ideas and concerns will be at the heart of the debate.
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2014 EuroPhilantopics

EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years, with a view to collaborating on shared agendas and gaining more in-depth knowledge of issues, which they can then make use of when considering policy, strategy and funding in the coming years. EuroPhilantopics, which included sessions on sessions on migration, employment, the circular economy and the economics of change, took place during the European Foundation Centre’s 25th Anniversary week, from 3-7 November.
Economy & Jobs 14-11-2014

Bie?kowska: We can make a tangible difference

?Her remit is broad. "Europe has to be competitive by setting and keeping to its really high environmental standards," said Internal Market Commissioner El?bieta Bie?kowska. "We have to lead to the situation when industrialisation and environmentally friendly development aren’t contrary."
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Euro & Finance 27-10-2014

Mid-market companies: The EU’s unsung heroes?

Mid-market firms – those medium-sized businesses that are larger than most SMEs but smaller than the multi- national corporations that dominate Europe’s stock markets – are crucial to the EU economy. Research into this segment in Germany, France, the UK and Italy has consistently showed that the mid-market makes up less than 2% of Europe’s companies but employs about one-third of workers and contributes one third of private sector GDP.
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Socialists to hold major summit on economy in December

French President François Hollande announced a major summit of Europe’s Socialists, to take place before this year's final European Council meeting on 18 December.  EURACTIV France reports.
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Italian jobs summit fails to impress

The EU summit on jobs and growth, organised by Italy's Matteo Renzi, took place in Milan yesterday (8 October), without any concrete measures being taken to deliver jobs and combat youth unemployment. EURACTIV Italy reports.
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Economy & Jobs 08-10-2014

Katainen: “I want 300 billion of real investment to support jobs”

In a three-hour hearing at the European Parliament on Tuesday, Commissioner-designate for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen called for public/private partnerships, increased lending capacity for the European Investment Bank and other EU lending bodies, more “future investment” by EU nations in areas such as infrastructure and the completion of the single market.

Smooth hearing for Dombrovskis

Valdis Dombrovskis tried to emphasise social issues during his European Parliament hearing. But he failed to clarify how he'd work with Pierre Moscovici.

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