About: jobs and growth

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.

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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

Commission denies Germany’s ‘dangerous’ criticism of youth jobs fight

As Germany and France meet today (28 May) over a joint youth employment initiative, EU officials have rebuffed as “groundless” and “dangerous” criticism from the German finance minister that the Commission is failing to address joblessness, EURACTIV Germany reports.

Jobs wanted as eurozone slides further into recession

The eurozone crisis has pushed Europe deeper into recession, which is now slowing the global economy, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said in presenting its revised forecast for the year.

EU leaders wake up to youth jobs crisis

Young people should be offered a good job within four months after leaving school, EU leaders will say at an informal summit today (30 January), according to a draft statement obtained by EURACTIV. The measure was criticised as empty rhetoric by European socialists.
EU Priorities 2020 27-01-2012

EU summit to search for mythical ‘jobs and growth’ formula

Since the start of the year, one phrase has tripped off the lips of European leaders more than any other: "jobs and growth". After two years of debt crisis and budget austerity, there is a strong desire to shift the narrative on.
Languages & Culture 23-11-2011

EU to back job mobility with language classes

The European Commission's language learning schemes are set for a multi-million-euro funding boost under the upcoming 'Erasmus for All' programme due to be unveiled today (23 November).

Crisis slows progress on EU ‘flexicurity’ model

Opportunities for new ‘flexicurity’ policies combining job security with flexible working arrangements are limited at the European level by sharp differences between member states over social issues.
Euro & Finance 19-08-2011

FTT should be used to create jobs, says top trade unionist

A financial transaction tax is needed to repair the damage of the financial crisis, which has cost millions in jobs, and the money should be used to invest in low-carbon growth and employment, said Bernadette Ségol, the newly-appointed secretary-general of the European Trade Union Confederation, in an interview with EURACTIV.