Economy

Companies and human rights promotion (Vigeo Eiris)

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

"The rating reveals significant disparities between the subjects, principles and objectives on which companies choose to engage".


Asset owners and global warming (AODP)

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

"60 percent of pension funds publish little or no information on their response to global warming". 


Adult education (OECD)

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

"Adult education must be developed to cope with changes in the world of work".


Liberalization of public services in Europe (GUE/NGL)

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Since the 1980s, the European Union and its Member States have pursued policies to liberalize public network services. 


A Europe of economic regions

Friday 19 April 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

An article by Maarten Lambrechts analyses the distribution of cohesion funds that the European Union allocates according to the degree of local development. The resulting appearance of Europe is very different from the political map.


Electricity tariffs: why the bill is so high 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

For a long time the price of CO2 permits stayed very low. But, starting in 2019, the reform to Europe’s carbon market mechanism has drastically reduced the number of permits in circulation.


Growing and slowing down: Central Eastern European economies and the EU funds 

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Since their accession to the European Union the Visegrad four and Baltic countries' economies have been growing significantly, mainly thanks to EU funds. But there are differences among the countries.


Ecologists ask for less trawling and restricted areas to stop fish massacre 

Thursday 13 June 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
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At the Marrakesh Summit held on June 11-12, coastal countries confirmed their commitment to combat overfishing in the Mediterranean, the most overexploited sea in the world. However, scientists argue that total bans in the most vulnerable areas are required.


Italy: the game begins  in depth

Friday 21 June 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

On 5 June the European Commission cleared the way for an excessive deficit procedure against Italy. This could lead to a fine of several billion euro being imposed on Italy. Above all, this new showdown risks restarting the general eurozone crisis just as Europe’s economy is slowing sharply. A slowdown which is partly caused by the vulnerability of Germany, Europe’s flagship economy, to the China-USA trade war and its dampening effect on the world economy.


Flagging “unexpected economic growth” across Europe

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | VoxEurop

Researchers at Bruegel think tank provide a fine-tuned analysis of EU regions’ growth performance between 2003 and 2015.