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Economy & Jobs 22-06-2017

Debate: Education, employment and entrepreneurship for Europe’s young people

At a time when Europe is facing multiple crises, what can the European Union do to maintain young people’s faith in the European project?
Economy & Jobs 22-06-2017

Debate: Tackling youth unemployment in the EU

Does Europe do enough for its youth? Half of young people in the EU's southern member states are neither employed nor in training.
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Economy & Jobs 19-02-2015

Cre?u: ‘We refused to fund a 5-star hotel in Greece’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Romania, EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cre?u explained her views on the Greek crisis, emphasising that the EU executive will invest in "projects that will create jobs." According to the Romanian Commissioner, EU funds "should go to those who are most vulnerable, people that are really in need".
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Economy & Jobs 25-11-2014

Pope Francis: Europe’s idea has been replaced by bureaucracy

In his much awaited visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, His Holiness Pope Francis warned MEPs that “Europe seems to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions.”
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Economy & Jobs 04-11-2014

Commission revises down economic forecast

The European Commission has projected weak economic growth for the rest of this year in the eurozone.
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Economy & Jobs 18-09-2014

Milan will host October EU Summit on growth and jobs

The European Commission said on Thursday that an October EU Summit on growth and jobs “would no longer take place”. A few hours later, however, the Italian EU Presidency contradicted the Commission's words and confirmed that the Summit will be hosted in Milan.
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Economy & Jobs 29-07-2014

EU to “scrutinise” Cameron’s plan of curbing EU migrant benefits

The European Commission said on Tuesday it will 'scrutinise” whether plans by British Prime Minister David Cameron of curbing EU migrants' access to unemployment and child benefits are complaint with EU law
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EU Priorities 2020 15-07-2014

EU Parliament elects Juncker as Commission President

He will lead Europe for the next five years. The European Parliament elected on Tuesday former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to be the next President of the European Commission.
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Economy & Jobs 11-07-2014

More immigration means less unemployment, EU says

The European Commission said on Friday that the lack of immigration in Europe can translate into “an unprecedented reduction in Europe’s demographic weight in the world, the unsustainabilty of its welfare systems, the ageing of its skills.”
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Economy & Jobs 25-02-2014

EU forecasts mild economic growth, warns of high unemployment

'Recovery in the European Union is gaining ground'. With this message, EU commissioner Olli Rehn launched the bloc's winter economic forecast, showing higher growth in Europe than previously expected. Speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday, Rehn said that the 18 eurozone countries would grow by 1.2% this year and 1.8% in 2015. But warning that signs of recovery are still 'modest', Rehn also highlighted that unemployment across the bloc remains too high.
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Hangout: Seeking an Exit to Unemployment

With skyrocketing unemployment, participants and social media commentators grill MEPs Phil Bennion and Inês Zuber for their vision of a more stable job market. Comment on:  Google+ http://tinyurl.com/orh99s6 Facebook http://www.facebook.com/europeanparliament
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Economy & Jobs 15-11-2013

Spain, Ireland to quit EU bailouts

Spain will exit a financial aid programme for its banking sector from January next year, without drawing more European funds. The announcement came after an agreement by eurozone finance ministers in Brussels on Thursday. Earlier this year, Spain borrowed €41 billion from an EU-IMF bailout package to rescue several inderet banks from the collapse of a property and construction bubble.
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Economy & Jobs 05-11-2013

EU forecasts slow economic recovery, high unemployment

Europe's economy has reached a turning point, according to the European Commission. Presenting his Autumn economic forecast on Tuesday , EU commissioner Olli Rehn said that a slow economic recovery is expected over the next two years, but unemployment will remain high. The Commission expects economic growth in 2014 to hit 1.1% in the euro area and 1.4% in the Union as a whole. In 2015, growth is expected to be 1.7% in the euro zone and almost 2% in the EU.