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Economy & Jobs 01-12-2017

Tackle the discrepancies of enlargement to build a genuine social model

To put vigour back into its social model, the discrepancies and contradictions which are the byproducts of the enlargement and deepening of the Union during the last twenty years need to be addressed, writes Alfred Sant.
Lambert van Nistelrooij during the EPP-hearing on the 7th Cohesion Report, 8 November 2017.
Economy & Jobs 23-11-2017

Cohesion funds can stop Europe from moving at different speeds

Cross-border and inter-regional cooperation in cohesion and research & development spending is still limited, but very much needed to prevent a multi-speed Europe writes Lambert van Nistelrooij. To unlock Europe's growth opportunities, the MEP calls for smart regional specialisation and an Innovation Pact 2.0.
Economy & Jobs 22-09-2017

European Central Bank: Immigration boosts eurozone labour force

Immigrants have made a large contribution to the working-age population of the eurozone since 2013 and are likely also boosting its labour force, particularly in Italy and Germany, the European Central Bank said.
Elections 03-04-2017

Portugal raises wages and keeps deficit low

While the European left is largely struggling where it holds power, Portugal's government alliance stands out as a remarkable exception. It is raising wages and gaining popularity as well as delivering the lowest budget deficit in living memory.
Euro & Finance 04-01-2017

Energy powers eurozone inflation but growth elusive

Official data showed inflation advancing in major eurozone economies Germany, France, and Spain on Tuesday (3 January), but analysts warned that a return to healthy price rises remains far off.
Euro & Finance 04-09-2015

Stiglitz: ‘Inequality is holding back the American economy’

The US economic recovery is false, according to Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz. He told La Tribune that sustainable growth can only be achieved by tackling inequality, limiting the power of the financial sector, and reempowering trade unions.
Euro & Finance 01-09-2015

Moscovici optimistic about Greece’s future and eurozone recovery

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici has said he has “no reason to doubt” the eurozone's economic growth prediction of 1.5% for 2015. EURACTIV France reports
Pierre Moscovici
Euro & Finance 05-05-2015

European Commission sharply cuts Greek growth, primary surplus forecasts

The Commission slashed Greek economic growth and primary surplus projections on Tuesday (5 May), forecasting deeper price falls and a higher public debt as a result of uncertainty that has dogged Athens policymaking since late 2014.

Striving for triple-A on social issues

Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission has declared its intention to put social issues further up its agenda. Yet, the European Union and its member states need to focus on more than economic growth to foster social justice in Europe, argues Natália Mazotte.
Euro & Finance 21-04-2015

EU finance ministers asked to set Capital Markets Union priorities

The Latvian Presidency of the European Union has called on the EU to set out clear priorities in order to generate momentum for the Capital Markets Union plan to lift growth.
Euro & Finance 10-04-2015

France announces investment push

While EU member states are kept waiting for the Juncker plan, the French government has announced its own plans to reinvigorate investment. EURACTIV France reports
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Economy & Jobs 05-02-2015

Moscovici: EU’s economic forecast a little brighter

The European Commission said on Thursday that the economies of all EU Member States are expected to grow again in 2015, the first time since 2007.
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Economy & Jobs 04-11-2014

Commission revises down economic forecast

The European Commission has projected weak economic growth for the rest of this year in the eurozone.
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Aviation 29-10-2014

Boeing promotes aviation growth and sustainability

Randy Tinseth, Vice President, Marketing of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, talks about the growth and sustainability of Europe's aviation industry.
Euro & Finance 21-08-2014

Eurozone business growth slows despite price cuts

Eurozone private business growth slowed more than expected in August, despite widespread price cutting, as manufacturing and service industry activity both dwindled, a survey showed on Thursday (21 August).
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Agrifood 23-07-2014

True ‘growth’ for Europe’s nature and people

The Italian presidency puts forward smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as one of its priorities, leading the EU in the coming months. But what does this mean, exactly, for the European citizen, Luigi Epomiceno wonders.
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Economy & Jobs 21-03-2014

EU Industrial Policy: What industry needs for competitiveness and growth

Dr. Veronique Steukers from the Nickel Institute puts forward industry's case for the framework conditions needed for  competitiveness and growth and discusses the main issues of concern that must be tackled by EU Industrial Policy. Learn more at: http://www.nickelinstitute.org/
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Economy & Jobs 25-02-2014

EU forecasts mild economic growth, warns of high unemployment

'Recovery in the European Union is gaining ground'. With this message, EU commissioner Olli Rehn launched the bloc's winter economic forecast, showing higher growth in Europe than previously expected. Speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday, Rehn said that the 18 eurozone countries would grow by 1.2% this year and 1.8% in 2015. But warning that signs of recovery are still 'modest', Rehn also highlighted that unemployment across the bloc remains too high.
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Euro & Finance 21-02-2014

Economy. Let’s get back to business.

The crisis hit Europe hard and, as you know, we're still dealing with the consequences today. What is the European Parliament doing to rebuild and protect our economy?

‘Female Davos’ backs women quotas on company boards

Despite obvious progress in past decades, participants in the Women’s Forum, also known as the ‘female Davos’, told EU Parliament delegates that more radical solutions were needed to bridge the gender gap.
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 12-11-2013

Brussels to up pressure on Berlin for weak domestic demand

The European Commission will decide this week whether to scrutinise Germany's trade surplus for economic imbalances, which would undermine the nascent eurozone recovery, Olli Rehn wrote in an op-ed in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
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Economy & Jobs 05-11-2013

EU forecasts slow economic recovery, high unemployment

Europe's economy has reached a turning point, according to the European Commission. Presenting his Autumn economic forecast on Tuesday , EU commissioner Olli Rehn said that a slow economic recovery is expected over the next two years, but unemployment will remain high. The Commission expects economic growth in 2014 to hit 1.1% in the euro area and 1.4% in the Union as a whole. In 2015, growth is expected to be 1.7% in the euro zone and almost 2% in the EU.

Economy and justice top of Barroso II final year agenda

The Commission adopted yesterday (22 October) its work programme for the last year of mandate, which draws out an unprecedented framework to ensure respect for European values in member states.