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Economy & Jobs 22-01-2018

WEF co-chair: Greed is still the economic engine

In an increasingly fractured world, change will not happen if the current model of corporate greed continues to dominate the future, 2018 World Economic Forum co-chair Sharan Burrow told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Brexit 15-12-2016

Flanders wary of Brexit deals with large EU member states

Flanders is worried Britain may cut deals with bigger EU states after Brexit that would hurt the Belgian region's exports to one of its biggest markets, the Flemish premier said after meeting business leaders on Wednesday (14 December).
Brexit 21-06-2016

Draghi’s ECB ‘ready for all contingencies’ after Brexit referendum

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Tuesday (21 June) that the ECB is ready for every scenario after Britain's referendum on EU membership, but warned that liquidity was vital to prevent investor panic after a vote for Brexit.
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Climate change 25-05-2016

EU Matters with Statoil

Brendan Hodgson spoke to Anders Marvik, VP EU Political Affairs at Statoil to discuss the main issues currently facing the energy sector and why the EU matters.
Agriculture, growth and jobs: what role for the CAP?
Agrifood 25-04-2016

Agriculture, growth and jobs: what role for the CAP?

Europe’s agri-food industry provides 46 million jobs in 15 million businesses, accounting for 6% of the EU’s GDP.
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Has the EU abandoned social regulation?
Economy & Jobs 22-02-2016

Has the EU abandoned social regulation?

The Lisbon Treaty states that the EU aims to promote social progress and improve the living and working conditions of the peoples of Europe.

The Circular Economy Package: A waste of job opportunities?

The new Circular Economy Package of waste and recycling laws, which replaces a bill axed under the European Commission's drive to cut red tape, is less ambitious than its predecessor and is a missed opportunity to create much-needed jobs, write Jean Lambert and Davor Skrlec.

Construction industry’s recovery can drive economic growth

SPECIAL REPORT/ Europe’s construction industry was badly hit by the financial crisis, suffering from the “double dip” recession hot on the heels of the 2008 meltdown.
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Economy & Jobs 20-10-2015

TTIP: What next for jobs and growth?

Negotiations between the United States and the European Union on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership began in July 2013.
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Digital 02-10-2015

Will the ‘Juncker Plan’ Build the EU’s Digital Future?

The European Commission’s ‘Investment Plan for Europe’ aims to mobilise €315bn in investment to boost jobs and growth.
Malostranská metro station

Czech firms face soaring job vacancies as economy ‘growing like crazy’

Czech job vacancies soared above 100,000 in August for the first time since 2008, as many companies struggle to find enough qualified staff in a bustling economy with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe.
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Ten tips for a successful Capital Markets Union
Euro & Finance 22-07-2015

Ten tips for a successful Capital Markets Union

The European Union plan for a Capital Markets Union can help unlock the latent potential in financial markets. The banking industry is ready to support this proposal.
Economy & Jobs 27-05-2015

Commission unveils draft 2016 EU budget

The European Commission proposed a draft EU budget for 2016 of €143.5 billion euros on Wednesday (27 May). According to the EU executive, the budget aims to 'support the recovery of the European economy”. The funds will be used to create jobs and growth, to deal with migration more effectively, and to strengthen the EU's role as a global player.

Merkel government debates altering minimum wage law

On Friday (10 April), Germany’s minimum wage will reach its 100th day, since taking effect at the start of this year. But two weeks before a meeting of coalition leaders, a new dispute has arisen among the ruling parties over corrections to the measure. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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PES Fair Growth Conference 2015

The creation of jobs and growth through public and private investment is back on the European agenda. Let’s open the debate at the PES Fair Growth Conference 2015 on the current economic, financial and social challenges we are facing today.
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Digital 21-01-2015

Helping Small Businesses Grow Big

David Drummond talks about the challenges and opportunities of small business and entrepreneurs in Europe and the importance of the digital single market as a key driver for growth. David is the Senior Vice-President for Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer at Google and the Chairman of Google Capital and Google Ventures. He was in Brussels to speak at an event hosted by the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank.
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Digital 20-01-2015

Vince Cable: The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need

“The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary and Liberal Democrat MP, added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”
Marianne Thyssen

Open labour markets more resilient to crisis, EU report finds

A European Commission review of employment and social policies shows that countries which had reformed their labour markets and invested in human capital proved to be more resilient during the economic crisis.
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Economy & Jobs 14-01-2015

Tusk: Juncker’s investment plan is no ‘silver bullet’

“The European Strategic Investment Plan is not the silver bullet. But if anyone has ideas to overcome the economic crisis with one stroke, stand up please," said European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday in the European Parliament.
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Regional Policy 28-10-2014

Cre?u: ‘I will cut financing to luxury investment’

"My intention as a social democrat is to cut financing of projects that involve luxury investments which are not absolutely necessary, like fitness and SPA centres," Corina Cre?u, the new Romanian commissioner for Regional Policy, told EURACTIV Romania in an exclusive interview.
Euro & Finance 07-10-2014

MEPs roast Katainen over support for austerity

After championing a €300 billion investment package to boost growth in the EU at his confirmation hearing today (7 October), Jyrki Katainen was attacked by MEPs for Finland’s tough stance on austerity and eurozone bailouts during the financial crisis.
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Manufacturing at Heart

Whether you are a European decision-maker, employer, employee or a European citizen - you need to know why manufacturing is so important to the European economy. It provides jobs, growth, prosperity and through this gives us all hope for the future generations of our families.Learn more at: www.manufacturingatheart.eu

Dombrovskis: Euro crisis ‘is also a competitiveness crisis’

As Europe slowly climbs out of the economic crisis, the focus for the European Parliament elections campaign is jobs and growth, Valdis Dombrovskis says, adding that competitiveness is key and that Europe needs to catch up with the US and Japan in spending on innovation and science.
EU Priorities 2020 22-01-2014

German Bundestag scrutinises 2014 Commission work programme

The German Bundestag has held its first debate on the European Commission's work programme since the document was tabled in October 2013, EURACTIV Germany reports.