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Economy & Jobs 26-06-2018

Four megatrends and the future of work

What will workplaces be like in the future? Will I still have a job that I am trained to do, that doesn’t bore or cripple me? When will I retire, and what sort of world will I be leaving for my children? These sorts of questions are preoccupying Europeans more and more, argues Steve Coulter.
Brexit 08-02-2018

What freedom of movement means to business

Although the question of European nationals in the UK has been addressed, the fate of UK nationals working in the EEA still remains unknown. It's a pressing topic for EU and UK businesses, writes Robert Glick.
Brexit 26-04-2017

‘Hostile Brexit’ would be lose-lose deal for jobs

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will seek a strong mandate for Brexit talks in the upcoming general election. The onus now falls on negotiators to ensure that ‘hard’ Brexit does not become a ‘hostile’ Brexit that results in mutually damaging job destruction, writes Iain Begg.
Euro & Finance 12-07-2016

Single market strategy can be a key driver for competitiveness, growth and job creation

The holistic approach laid out in the Commission’s Communication Upgrading the Single market: more opportunities for people and business, is a step in the right direction to maximise the benefits of the single market, argues Michael Freytag.

Will Smart Specialisation impact Europe’s textile regions?

In the EU Cohesion Policy programming for 2014-2020, Smart Specialisation Strategies are a new tool for regions to design their investment in research and innovation. Europe’s leading textile regions united in RegioTex initiative to realise this potential, writes Lutz Walter.
Euro & Finance 08-04-2016

Full employment or unemployment reinsurance?

While the main objective of the US Federal Reserve is full employment, there is not a single EU institution that shares this goal. This is most likely why we have double the unemployment of the US, argue Ernest Maragall and Jordi Angusto.
Transport 16-03-2016

Air pollution and physical inactivity: Active transport for healthier cities

National governments should also provide institutional and legislative frameworks that spur regional and local authorities to better integrate transport within wider health and environment policies, writes Alain Flausch.

Are EU migrants over-qualified for the jobs they do?

EU migrant workers often have trouble accessing highly qualified jobs in their host countries. A programme to have skills recognised across the EU could change that, and help employers to take on the best staff, write Barbara Janta and Joanna Hofman.

The refugee crisis: Four steps to be taken

Sharing the burden of the refugee crisis is not just about relocating refugees, says Ivailo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

Re-imagining Europe’s industrial policy

A new European industrial policy that puts innovation at its heart will help us face up to the economic challenges of the future, argue Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Gary McGann.
Denis Pennel

Mrs Thyssen, let’s start creating jobs right now!

New Employment Commissioner must eliminate labour market imperfections in order to boost job creation across Europe, Pennel writes.

Solutions needed for long-term unemployed

Europe risks creating a generation of long-term unemployed, but actions can be taken now as a matter of urgency to avoid this scenario, writes Fabian Zuleeg.

Youth Guarantee: A good start but not the whole picture

Youth unemployment is still seen as a national problem and a responsibility for the member states. This is also the problem of the EU's proposed youth guarantee scheme which will be discussed by the social affairs ministers on Thursday (28 February), argue Ska Keller and Terry Reintke.

Tackling youth unemployment together

The key to tackling youth unemployment lies in developing broad and strategic partnerships, argues Giuseppe Porcaro.

Keeping smaller businesses strong

The financial and economic crisis is not yet over, with lingering uncertainties about growth, competition and profits. Therefore, stricter credit terms are an important topic for small and medium enterprises, argues Markus Stock.
17-10-2012

The Single Market should never be taken for granted

This week offers us an opportunity to look back at the significant achievements that have been made in opening up Europe's markets. There is no doubt that it has provided new opportunities to businesses and consumers, who can take advantage of a market place that boasts over 500 million consumers, writes Malcolm Harbour.
Euro & Finance 23-07-2012

Only a political suicide or national unity government can save Spain and the euro

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is caught between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, his voters are being bled dry on all sides. At the same time, an impatient EU is piling on the pressure to inflict even more pain at speed. It is a difficult balancing act for Rajoy, who needs his voters to believe that he has their best interests at heart under relentless pressure from the markets and the EU, writes Andy Langenkamp.
Euro & Finance 29-06-2012

Proposal to finance European investment, growth and jobs

A key missing ingredient in solving the euro crisis is the urgent restoration of growth, which European citizens demand and several leaders are increasingly stressing. Yet, meaningful actions on a sufficient scale have not yet been taken, argue Stephany Griffith-Jones, Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen and Lars Andersen in a recent study.

Not investing in youth is costing us €100 billion per year

EU member states should not freeze or cut the EU budget that would support the autonomy and the rights of young people in Europe. They must think long term, says Peter Matjaši?.

Europe’s highly skilled 20-30 year olds in times of austerity

Tired of vague promises and little government action, the EU’s university graduates demand clear political messages, defined strategies and informed government choices, says Raya Kardasheva.

On 1 May, Europe needs to ditch austerity for growth

  The political and social limits of the eurozone’s “austerity-induced recession” are quickly being reached and a new, fairer model of growth must be created, argues Juan Somavía.

Austerity, labour reforms will increase workplace inequality

Workplace inequalities have increased significantly across Europe as a result of the global economic crisis – harshly affecting temporary and low-skilled workers, women and young people – and will continue to do so as more and more countries introduce austerity measures and labour market reforms, says Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead of the International Labour Organization.

Fix youth unemployment with good private employment services

As the economic crisis lengthens and many industrial sectors restructure, private employment agencies are uniquely well positioned to help young people and redundant workers to find jobs in the new economy, argue Elmar Wiederin and Dennis Pennel.

The only permanent thing in life is change!

The labour market will not be the same in future. In the 21st century we will witness the emergence of a wide variety of contractual employment arrangements and both policymakers and social partners will need to modernise labour laws to ensure legal certainty, writes Denis Pennel, managing director of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett), in an April paper.

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