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Brexit 23-11-2018

Katainen on Brexit: We have to take Spain’s concerns very seriously

Member states share Spain's concerns over the future relationship with Gibraltar after Brexit, Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment & Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen told EURACTIV.com in a long interview where he addressed all the pressing challenges the EU is currently facing.
Economy & Jobs 24-10-2018

Wealth researcher: ‘GDP growth doesn’t affect French people’s happiness’

As the debate on the French finance bill for 2019 kicks off, the discussion will focus on growth. Once again, the French government has failed to publish its assessment of the new wealth indicators on time. EURACTIV France reports.
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.
Digital & Media 22-02-2013

Kroes: Europe needs a digital ecosystem to create growth

Europe's ICT sector is falling behind its Asian and American competitors due to the lack of skills and lack of women active in the sector. Europe needs a digital ecosystem as the evidence of the sector's impact on growth is endless, says Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president.
EU Priorities 2020 05-02-2013

Italian ambassador: EU budget has to do ‘better with less’

As EU leaders prepare for long negotiations on the EU budget this week, Italian Ambassador Nelli Feroci says Italy is working towards a "balanced and equitable" deal, where funds earmarked for agriculture and regional cohesion - traditionally the big components of the budget - are geared to maximise growth and jobs, and achieve a sustainable European economic recovery.
Elections 18-04-2012

Attali: A federal Europe is the only crisis exit strategy

The only way to save the euro and get Europe out the crisis while maintaining people’s living standards is to change EU treaties to have a more integrated union, Jacques Attali said in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.

Disability activist: Europe must come out of hibernation

EU leaders have to find a way out of the economic crisis and to do so they need to look at long-term solutions to tackle the negative impact of the financial crisis on people with disabilities, Yannis Vardakastanis, president of the European Disability Forum, said in an interview with EURACTIV.  
Digital & Media 08-12-2011

Internet guru: Digital self-organisation will spur growth

Beneath the current gloomy economic perspective in Europe, there is underlying opportunity, says Internet guru Don Tapscott. But in order to unleash this, companies, individuals and governments must embrace the transforming power of digital innovation, he told EURACTIV.

De Buck: EU budget weak on ‘competitiveness’

The EU has funded too many short-term projects that have little or no impact on the long-term competitiveness of Europe and it is high time to target EU spending on growth-led sectors, said BusinessEurope Director-General Philippe de Buck in an interview with EURACTIV.

Analyst: Retirement age should be linked to life expectancy

Politicians across Europe should be frank with voters about the reforms required to address to the looming demographic crisis, according to Hans Martens from the European Policy Centre think-tank (EPC). The furore over France's attempt to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 "barely touches on the real problem," he said, adding that retirement should be linked to life expectancy.