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"Make money on value, not on health", says its manifesto

Economists, academics and unions believe that the European Union has trouble surviving COVID-19

Two hundred European economists and academics mobilized by the European Trade Unions Confederation, created in 1973 and which brings together 81 organizations from 36 European countries and 12 European union federations with 60 million members, have published a manifest that says there is an urgent need to suspend stock markets and other monetary and fiscal measures to save the European Union (EU).Many believe that the EU has never been more in danger than now facing the COVID-19 effects. Leer ms

 More than 1 in 5 self-employed in the EU had seized a suitable opportunity to run their own business
 "Europe must motivate young people and give them the opportunity to shape public debate"
 16% of employed internet users reported changes in their job tasks due to new softwares
 Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries

Say Richard Higgotts paper, from Real Instituto Elcano

There is no such thing as a Trump strategy for China

A document by Richard Higgott of the Elcano Royal Institute answers the questions of the current confrontation between the United States and China, the actors involved, how the confrontation increased and why a nationalist rhetoric of international trade prevails. In addition, it discredits some of the most notable truisms that embody Trumps framework. There is no Trump strategy for China, one of his conclusions stands out. Leer ms

 Which country has the best reputation in 2017?
 Donald Trump: The Long Road to the White House, 1980-2017
 Stanford study examines fake news and the 2016 presidential election
 Barack Obama will deliver his final speech

Spanish Lobby Association incorporates the main Public Affairs companies To strengthens its impetus to professionalize the sector

Spanish Lobby Association incorporates the main Public Affairs companies

The Spanish Association of Institutional Relations Professionals (APRI),after the recent modification of its statutes, expands its representation function in the field of public affairs. From now on, besides representing public affairs professionals, the Spanish Association will also represent legal entities which have professionals developing this function, especially those organizations linked to Public Affairs, or those who develop this role as part of the defence of their interests. Leer ms

Three in four Europeans are in favour of the single currency74%Europeans in favour of economic and monetary union

Three in four Europeans are in favour of the single currency

The launch of the euro two decades ago brought tangible benefits to people and companies across the EU. A ceremony in Parliament on 15 January will mark the event. Launched on world financial markets on 1 January 1999, the euro was used initially in electronic format in banking and payments. Three years later, euro notes and coins entered into circulation.  Leer ms

Europes common currency

Euro celebrates its 20th birthday

The euro, Europes common currency, turns 20 on 1 January 2019. Exactly 20 years ago, on 1 January 1999, 11 EU countries launched a common currency, the euro, and introduced a shared monetary policy under the European Central Bank. Leer ms

Strict rules on protecting investors

New EU rules to boost crowdfunding platforms and protect investors

Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee voted on Monday on its position on common rules on the creation and functioning of European crowdfunding service providers for business. The adopted text aims to help crowdfunding services to function smoothly in the internal market and to foster cross-border business funding in the EU, by providing for a single set of rules on the provision of crowdfunding services.  Leer ms

Enhancing the role of the European Banking Authority

Europe proposes to strengthen the supervision of money-laundering and terrorist finance threats

Stronger anti-money laundering supervision for a stable banking and financial sector. On 12 September 2018, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "Europeans expect a Union that protects them. Today, we propose measures to allow us to fight money laundering more effectively across borders." Leer ms

The FinTech Action Plan

Commission takes action for a more competitive and innovative financial market

The European Commission is today unveiling an Action Plan on how to harness the opportunities presented by technology-enabled innovation in financial services (FinTech) Leer ms

Small business access to alternative finance increasing as new bank lending declinesOECD report

Small business access to alternative finance increasing as new bank lending declines

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly turning to alternative sources of financing, while new bank lending is declining in a number of countries. Many SMEs remain over-reliant on bank credit, however, and the take-up of instruments other than straight debt varies greatly from one country to another, according to a new OECD report. Leer ms

Competing bid

EU approves the proposed acquisition of Abertis by Hochtief

The European Commission has cleared, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Abertis by Hochtief. The Commission concluded that the merged entity would continue to face effective competition in the relevant markets. Abertis manages and operates toll road infrastructure. Hochtief, ultimately controlled by the ACS Group, is mostly active in the construction sector. Leer ms

European Commission launches the EU Blockchain Observatory and ForumPilot project proposed by MEP von Weizsacker

European Commission launches the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

The Commission launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum with the support of the European Parliament, represented by Jakob von Weizscker responsible for the recent report on virtual currencies. Leer ms

Highest growth in total tourism nights in EuropeSpain, top destination abroad in Europe

Highest growth in total tourism nights in Europe

In 2017, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the European Union (EU) is expected to have reached more than 3.2 billion, up by 5.1% compared with 2016. Since 2009, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU, notably driven by the rise in the nights spent by non-residents of the country visited.  Leer ms

Payment regulation

Commission welcomes new rules that benefit consumers by promoting more competition in card payments

The European Commission has issued new requirements that ensure independence of payment card schemes and processing entities, to enhance competition in the card payment market. Retailers will be able to choose the most suitable processor for their card transactions, to the benefit of consumers. Leer ms

Consumers to benefit from cheaper, safer and more innovative electronic paymentsPayment Services Directive

Consumers to benefit from cheaper, safer and more innovative electronic payments

European consumers will be able to reap the full benefits of paying online for goods and services, thanks to new rules that will it make it cheaper, easier and safer to make electronic payments.  Leer ms

Richard H. Thaler wins the Nobel Prize for EconomicsEconomic and psychological analyses

Richard H. Thaler wins the Nobel Prize for Economics

Richard H. Thaler won the Nobel Prize for Economics, a reward for 40 years of work spent studying human bias and temptation when many fellow economists preferred to view people as rational actors. Leer ms

A key sector in the world

27 September: World Tourism Day

Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar the celebration seeks to highlight tourism potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today. Leer ms

OECD sees global economy growth, but urges actions to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth Interim Economic Outlook.

OECD sees global economy growth, but urges actions to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth

The world economy has picked up momentum, as expanding investment, employment and trade support synchronised growth across most countries, according to the OECDs latest Interim Economic Outlook. Leer ms

facial recognition technology

Alibaba launches "smile to pay"

Alibabas Ant Financial affiliate launched the smile to pay service in Hangzhou, the location of the companys global HQ, where it is being trialled with KFC. Leer ms

House prices up by 4.1% in the euro areaFourth quarter of 2016

House prices up by 4.1% in the euro area

House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.1% in the euro area and by 4.7% in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union Leer ms

University of Cambridge study

Teacher encouragement has greatest influence on less advantaged children

Schoolchildren who receive words of encouragement from a teacher are significantly more likely to continue their education beyond the age of 16 than those who do not, a new study suggests. Leer ms

European Commission

EUR 1 billion mark reached as the EU steps up support for micro-entrepreneurs

Since the EU started its microfinance initiatives, more than 100 agreements have been signed with microfinance providers, to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states. Leer ms

6th High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue

EU and China discuss trade, investment, overcapacity and cooperation on state aid control

The EU and China held their 6th annual EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED) in Brussels . The meeting was co-chaired by Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, and Chinese Vice-Premier Ma Kai. Leer ms

New chapter in their bilateral relations

Economic Partnership Agreement with southern African countries enters into effect

Development-oriented agreement with five southern African countries ensures immediate duty- and quota-free access for their exports to the EU market. Leer ms

Engineers will focus on electric car technology

Volvo opens offices in Silicon Valley

The Swedish car company is in the process of opening a research center in Mountain View, Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvos U.S. division, said in an interview. The company is hiring some 70 engineers for the office, he said Leer ms

20 September 1976

40 years ago: signing of the act to make direct European elections possible

Over the course of its existence, the European Parliament has transformed itself from an assembly with limited powers to a decision-making body directly shaping EU policies. It has been a long road, but one of the milestones was 20 September 1976, when ministers signed rules allowing direct European elections. The elections, held about three years later, gave new democratic legitimacy to the Parliament and allowed MEPs to seek more powers in shaping European policies. Leer ms
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