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#WorldSkills – Final preparations under way for major international conference to address growing skills crisis in labour market

#WorldSkills – Final preparations under way for major international conference to address growing skills crisis in labour market

| July 31, 2019

Industry leaders, policy-makers, education and training providers, and researchers will converge on Kazan, Russia next month for the WorldSkills Conference. Alongside the same event, more than 1,600  young people from 63 nations will also compete to be world champions in 56 different skills across a wide range of industries — from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to […]

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#ECForecast – ‘Growth clouded by external factors’ Summer 2019 Economic Forecast

#ECForecast – ‘Growth clouded by external factors’ Summer 2019 Economic Forecast

| July 10, 2019

The European economy continues to be clouded by external factors including global trade tensions and geopolitical uncertainty. The manufacturing sector, which is the most exposed to international trade, is projected to weaken over the year. The GDP forecast for the EU remains unchanged at 1.4% in 2019 and 1.6% in 2020.   Always eager to be upbeat […]

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UK economy near standstill as #Brexit approaches, surveys show

UK economy near standstill as #Brexit approaches, surveys show

| March 11, 2019

Britain’s economy came close to stagnating again in February as services companies, preparing for Brexit, cut staff at the fastest rate in more than seven years and consumers reined in their spending, surveys have shown, writes William Schomberg. The figures suggested growth in the world’s fifth-biggest economy was near a standstill as Prime Minister Theresa May […]

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Better working conditions for all – Balancing flexibility and security

Better working conditions for all – Balancing flexibility and security

| November 20, 2018

Enrique Calvet Chambon  Parliament wants all workers to benefit from minimum rights on working conditions, including those on non-traditional contracts. MEPs voted in favour of starting talks on a proposal introducing new minimum rights on working conditions, including the length of the probationary period, working hours and restrictive contracts. The rules would also require that […]

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#CMU – Three years after the launch of the Capital Markets Union progress made – but a long way to go

#CMU – Three years after the launch of the Capital Markets Union progress made – but a long way to go

| September 24, 2018

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), in collaboration with nine international organizations and trade associations representing global and European capital markets stakeholders, has today (24 September) published a new report tracking the progress to date of the European Commission’s flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) project through seven Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The report […]

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A Europe that protects: Commission reports on its efforts to tackle #UnfairTrade

A Europe that protects: Commission reports on its efforts to tackle #UnfairTrade

| August 2, 2018

The Commission has published its annual report on trade defence activities. As part of Commission’s commitment to “Europe that protects”, the report details how the EU used its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures in 2017 to ensure a level-playing field for European companies, in line with the requirements of the World Trade Organization. The number of […]

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#Brexit: UK contribution to #EUBudget

#Brexit: UK contribution to #EUBudget

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The financial relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU) continues to be a major talking point as the terms of Brexit are negotiated. In 2016, the government spent £814.6 billion on all aspects of public spending, but how much does the UK pay to the EU as a current member? What about the […]

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