About: growth and jobs

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.
Poland treated all present in EU institutions with delicious strawberries
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.
Bernadette Ségol, general secretary of the ETUC. [ETUC CES/Flickr]

MEPs, make Juncker keep his promises

Jean-Claude Juncker was elected European Commission president on the basis of a social, even hopeful ten-point plan for Europe. Now, MEPs bear the responsibility to hold him into account on these promises, writes Bernadette Ségol.
Jean-Claude Juncker arrives in the European Parliament for political group hearings, Brussels, 8 July 2014 ["© European Union 2014 - European Parliament]

Juncker and a Revival of the ‘European Social Model’?

Juncker’s plans to relax austerity and assess the social impact of structural reforms suggests that a revival of the ‘European social model’ is in the making. But what does that mean, asks Leticia Díez Sánchez.
Competition 04-11-2013

Europe must bring the single market to the digital world

Digital change is ready to take the European telecoms sector by the throat. If we don’t change collectively, Europe’s competitiveness will slip just as the opportunities of the big data revolution arrive on our doorstep, Neelie Kroes writes.

Social dimension of the EMU: the road half taken

At this month's European Council (24-25 October), EU leaders are supposed to discuss the social dimension of the economic and monetary union, a proposal launched by the Commission, early October. Ideas are floated, but the initiative lacks ambition and far-reaching steps, writes Andrej Stuchlik.
Digital & Media 23-10-2013

Europe’s digital economy needs a new foundation

Europe’s digital health requires many things, but without infrastructure investment, rapid digital growth won’t happen, write Alan Marcus and David Dean.

A holistic approach to youth unemployment

A successful approach to youth unemployment requires a concerted, long-term effort that joins the forces of the public and private sectors, writes Giuseppe Porcaro.