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Investment in agriculture, growth and jobs.
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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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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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.
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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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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.
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Economy & Jobs 05-05-2014

EU forecasts moderate growth in 2014

The European Union predicted on Monday a positive economic outlook for the next two years, but with one condition: EU member states must stick to the agreed austerity measures.
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Agrifood 10-01-2014

Beer Serves Europe: Jobs

Europe’s 4,500 brewers can play a strong role in fighting youth unemployment and boosting the EU economy with the right government policies, according to a new EY report and panel discussion held on 4 December, at The Brewers of Europe’s annual gala.
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EU Priorities 2020 26-11-2013

First findings third European Company Survey (ECS) 2013

The European Company Survey (ECS) maps what is happening in companies across the European Union.
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Tajani wants more entrepreneurs to revive growth

More entrepreneurs are needed to boost growth and employment, the European Commission said yesterday (9 January) in unveiling an action plan to "revolutionise entrepreneurial culture in Europe".