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Economy & Jobs 13-12-2017

An EU fund for industrial relations could strengthen Social Europe

On 17 November, EU leaders met with social partners in Gothenburg, Sweden, to discuss how to foster more and better jobs and growth in Europe. Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Eva Nordmark and Göran Arrius describe how the EU should now proceed.
Enlargement 31-03-2003

Does enlargement matter for the EU economy?

Does enlargement matter for the EU economy? The forthcoming enlargement round is the EU’s biggest ever: ten new members – eight Central and Eastern European countries plus Malta and Cyprus – are set to join the Union in May 2004....
Enlargement 25-10-2002

The economic impact of enlargement on the European economy: problems and perspectives

The economic impact of enlargement on the European economy: problems and perspectives Abstract Much of the attention on the economic aspects of the forthcoming enlargement of the EU have concentrated upon the high-profile issues which are linked to the level...
15-10-2002

Focus on the new economy and productivity

Focus on the new economy and productivity This issue looks at two aspects related to the broader topics of productivity and the new economy in the USA. Certainly, the recent terrorist attacks on the USA have led to noticeably higher...
Enlargement 18-09-2002

A catching-up demand but still rather marginal

A catching-up demand but still rather marginal The figures recently published by EUROSTAT on Information Technologies in the applicant countries remind us that their contribution to the overall demand in the enlarged Europe still remains marginal even if they are...
Enlargement 11-09-2002

Recovery in sight if there is no double dip in the US

Recovery in sight if there is no double dip in the US It was clearly expected that the growth in Central Europe (CEECs) will be weaker in 2002 than in 2001 taking into account the world economy sharp slowdown. But...
Enlargement 20-08-2002

Did Accession to the EU Affect Small and Large Firms Differently? The Case of the Austrian Retail an

Did Accession to the EU Affect Small and Large Firms Differently? The Case of the Austrian Retail and Wholesale Sector Abstract This paper, published by the European Integration Online Papers in July 2002, analyses the effects that Austria’s accession to...
Euro & Finance 15-08-2002

Euroland’s recovery stonewalled by stocks and currency

Euroland’s recovery stonewalled by stocks and currency Equity markets have slumped to a 5-year low. Whether current levels are anywhere close to fair value depends crucially on the valuation model and on the required risk premium. Further uncertainty caused by...
Enlargement 19-07-2002

Economic momentum in selected accession countries

Economic momentum in selected accession countries The following article takes a closer look at the progress achieved with convergence over the last few years in selected accession countries. All in all, the region coped relatively well with last year’s international...
Enlargement 20-05-2002

The enlargement for Italy: constraints – opportunities

The enlargement for Italy: constraints – opportunities The discourse on the enlargement of Europe has obviously evolved during the last months. There are not only the AGNELLI foundation reports presented three weeks ago or from the Direction General of the...
Enlargement 19-05-2002

Management of human resources in the East

Management of human resources in the East One of the consequences of the weakening European ideal is that Western companies, among them also French ones, see their role of main actors in the construction of a Social Europe being reinforced,...
Enlargement 15-05-2002

The Barcelona Scorecard: The status of economic reform in the enlarging EU

The Barcelona Scorecard: The status of economic reform in the enlarging EU Only a new ‘High Representative for Economic Policy’ can ensure the EU meets its 2010 target of becoming “the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world”....
24-01-2002

Virtual marketplaces in the chemicals sector: B2B turnover expanding strongly

Virtual marketplaces in the chemicals sector: B2B turnover expanding strongly (24 January 2002)   In the chemicals industry, virtual marketplaces are becoming increasingly important, alongside distribution through company portals. This demands stronger integration of internal business processes and optimisation of...
Enlargement 01-01-2002

Structural convergence: growth lead still intact

Despite the uncertainties surrounding the global economy there are no strong indications so far that the process of real convergence among the accession countries will slow this year. The DB Research forecast puts GDP growth for the ten Central and...
Euro & Finance 20-12-2001

With the euro in your hand…

With the euro in your hand… (6 December 2001) European Monetary Union (EMU) is a solid building, but there are still some things to be done in terms of interior design – both with regard to economic and currency policy...
13-12-2001

E-commerce and the WTO

E-commerce and the WTO (4 December 2001)   Electronic commerce is by nature a global phenomenon and thus also an issue for negotiation in the framework of the WTO, insofar as there is a need for regulation. However, despite its...
11-12-2001

New economy in Europe – reality or mirage?

New economy in Europe – reality or mirage? (6 December 2001) From a macroeconomic perspective the term ‘new economy’ describes a phenomenon of persistent strong and low-inflation growth due to the large diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICT). This...
11-12-2001

International capital markets of the future – the impact of the internet

International capital markets of the future – the impact of the internet (10 December 2001)   The internet is exercising a sustained influence on the international capital markets. Market activity has become more transparent and transaction costs have fallen. Electronic...
18-10-2001

Virtual marketplaces: big is beautiful (17 October 2001)

Companies believe that the use of virtual marketplaces – i.e. internet trading platforms – will behighly significantgoing forward. Surveys of German companies found that 68% intend to use virtual marketplaces in 2003. By 2004, approximately 30-50% of total online sales...
02-10-2001

Focus on the new economy and productivity (1 October 2001)

This issue looks at two aspects related to the broader topics of productivity and the new economy in the USA. Certainly, the recent terrorist attacks on the USA have led to noticeably higher risks to economic activity. This is making...