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Global Europe 13-01-2017

The Brief: Innovation fetish has created rubbish jobs

Few words have been so ruthlessly fetishised in Brussels as innovation, jobs and growth.

Universal basic income debate gains traction in the EU

Against the backdrop of the “fundamental transformation of the world of work”, Commissioner for Employment Marianne Thyssen is paying close attention to “free money” experiments ahead of a discussion next year with member states on how to improve social policies.

European start-ups catching up with Silicon Valley

Recent studies of European start-ups have found companies thriving in an increasingly favourable business environment, distinguishing themselves from their American competitors. Our partner La Tribune reports.
Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger during a visit to Silicon Valley this week
Technology 24-09-2015

Lawmakers rebuke US ‘digital protectionism’ charges

EU lawmakers have spoken out against accusations that Europe is promoting protectionism aimed at damaging American technology firms.
Trade & Society 30-08-2012

Europe’s fragmented digital market holding back recovery: Report

Europe has failed to create the right "ecosystem" that would encourage the creation of new ICT companies and sub-sectors, holding back the continent's post-crisis recovery, says a new study from the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel.

Business leaders call for investment in ‘humanware’

Leading business executives meeting in Brussels yesterday (31 May) complained about the constant nagging over austerity and structural reforms and urged policymakers to focus on those areas that will boost Europe’s competitive advantage against the rest of the world – investment in people.