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Europe on the Move: Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe’s transport system. In his State of the Union address of September 2017, President Juncker set out a goal for the EU and its industries to become a world leader in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation. Building on the previous ‘Europe on the Move‘ of May and November 2017, […]

EIB signs the Agreement for EUR 300 million climate related investments in China with Eximbank

Monday, May 14th, 2018

* European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide EUR 300m framework loan in new climate finance partnership with The Export-Import Bank of China (Eximbank). * The initiative is expected to draw in other financiers to finance up to EUR 1 billion of climate-relevant investments. * Streamlined lending programme to back new renewable energy, energy efficiency, water […]

Future of Europe: Commission Launches Online Citizens’ Consultation

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

European citizens asked what direction they want the EU to take, in an online consultation. On Europe Day, the European Commission is launching an online public consultation, asking all Europeans what direction they want the Union to take in the future. This unique consultation is part of the broader Future of Europe debate launched with […]

ESMA Provides One-Stop Company Portal

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Investors seeking information on whether a financial service provider is authorised within in the European Union (EU) will now be able to do so on the European Securities and Markets Authorities (ESMA)’s new companies’ portal. The portal provides investors with a one-stop-shop register, including for: MiFID Investment firms including Systematic Internalisers MiFID Trading venues MiFID data reporting service providers […]

Economic developments in the euro area

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Speech by Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Swiss Financial Analysts Association (SFAA), Geneva, 7 May 2018 Slides from the presentation After several quarters of higher than expected growth, the latest euro area data point towards some moderation, but remain consistent with a solid and broad-based economic expansion.[1] Monetary policy […]

EU Budget for the Future

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Commission proposes a pragmatic and focused long-term budget with modernised programmes to deliver efficiently on the EU’s priorities The Commission proposed today a pragmatic, modern, long-term budget for the 2021-2027 period. It is an honest response to today’s reality in which Europe is expected to play a greater role in providing security and stability in […]

Spring 2018 Economic Forecast: Expansion to continue amid new risks

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Brussels, 3 May 2018 Growth rates for the EU and the euro area beat expectations in 2017 to reach a 10-year high at 2.4%. Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and ease only slightly in 2019, with growth of 2.3% and 2.0% respectively in both the EU and the euro area. Watch video […]

5 Recommendations for the Mayor’s FDI Strategy to Capture Some of the Investment Inflow

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

It seems international businesses are booming in the U.S. New York City opened its doors in beta version in Brooklyn. New York City is the newest addition to international-focused accelerator programs and co-working places and an example of significant foreign direct investment (FDI) into New York City. A few months ago, the Partnership for New […]

Spring Meetings: “Europe is Back!”

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

  The European Union was well-represented at the 2018 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings that were held in Washington, DC from April 19-21. The EU signed a number of cooperation agreements with the IMF, WB, and Inter-American Development Bank, putting forward several initiatives to address some of the current global economic challenges, […]

Pensions in the EU: report recognises efforts of Member States to ensure adequate pensions, but more needs to be done

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The 2018 Pensions Adequacy Report, published today, analyses how current and future pensions help prevent old-age poverty and maintain the income of men and women for the duration of their retirement. It underlines that Member States pay more and more attention to sustainable, adequate pensions in their reforms, but further measures will be needed in […]