Economy


The confidence of consumers is increasing in Croatia while decreasing in the EU

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Newsworthy

Croatians are less confident in commerce than last year.


The confidence of consumers is decreasing more rapidly in Austria than in the EU

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Newsworthy

Rapid changes registered in the confidence of consumers in Austria.


Russia and China find EU inroad via Cyprus  

Tuesday 30 October 2018 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

As talks for the reunification of Cyprus look to get back underway following last year’s failed UN-led negotiations, there may be more at the negotiating table than some had bargained for this time around.


Taxation: a total failure 

Monday 29 April 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Union remains an area in which there is fierce tax competition between its member countries.


International trade: ever larger, but contested, agreements 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Mathilde Dupré
| Alternatives Economiques

European trade policy is the object of numerous critiques, particularly concerning its lack of transparency and democratic control. 


Industrial policy: back to reality 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

With no common industrial policy and given the great openness of its internal market, Europe has missed the latest waves of technological innovation: microelectronics, computers, mobile telephones, internet. 


Putting the brakes on East European mobility 

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Ilin Stanev
| Capital

The new legislation on haulage road transport, limiting East European companies’ access to Western European markets, is perceived by many in the East as yet another attempt to prevent citizens of new EU members states from reaping the benefits of the Single Market.


How the richest clubs are privatising football 

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

A big team losing a football match would not necessarily cause much of a fuss. However, the defeat of Real Madrid at the hands of Ajax in the knockout phase of the Champions League (Europe’s major tournament for top-division clubs) marks the beginning of a new era in the business of football.


Europe begins screening foreign direct investments  in depth

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Union has just established a screening framework for foreign investments, primarily in response to the Chinese investment offensive.