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EU-UK relations: Council Gives go-Ahead for Talks to Start and Adopts Negotiating Directives

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The Council today adopted a decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK, and formally nominating the Commission as EU negotiator. The Council also adopted negotiating directives which constitute a mandate to the Commission for the negotiations. The Council has adopted a clear and strong mandate for our negotiator, Michel […]

Shaping Europe’s Digital Future: Commission Presents Strategies for Data and Artificial Intelligence

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Today, the Commission unveils its ideas and actions for a digital transformation that works for all, reflecting the best of Europe: open, fair, diverse, democratic and confident. It presents a European society powered by digital solutions that put people first, opens up new opportunities for businesses, and boosts the development of trustworthy technology to foster an open and democratic […]

How ECB Purchases of Corporate Bonds Helped Reduce Firms’ Borrowing Costs

Friday, February 7th, 2020

In June 2016, the ECB launched its corporate sector purchase programme, through which it purchased corporate bonds in an effort to improve the financing conditions of euro area firms. In this article, I argue that the programme was successful. In particular, by increasing prices and reducing yields in the targeted bond market segment, the programme […]

Europe: Facing Spillovers From Trade and Manufacturing

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

As in the rest of the world, European trade and manufacturing have weakened. There are some signs that this slowdown is spreading into the rest of the economy. While services and consumption have remained relatively resilient in line with strong labor markets, investment is starting to lose steam. These developments have slowed economic activity in […]

The Difficulties with the New UK Backstop Proposals

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) There is, at last, some movement in the Brexit negotiation. On the UK side, Boris Johnson previously insisted on the Irish backstop being scrapped. Now he is making proposals (unacceptable so far to the EU) to rewrite it. On the EU side, there is a movement too. […]

Is Storytelling Still Relevant in Today’s Marketing Mix?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

By Cameron Heffernan, Director US, Mach Media Anyone who ever caught an episode or two of Mad Men won’t be able to forget the creative, booze-soaked, evocative pitch meetings Don Draper and his 1960s-era advertising colleagues delivered. In smoke-filled and testosterone-heavy rooms, Draper would go deep into an engaging (and often personal) story to play […]

Illuminating Dark Corners of the Global Economy

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

By Gita Bhatt, Editor-In-Chief of Finance & Development Magazine and the Acting Chief of Policy Communications at the IMF This issue of Finance & Development reminds me of a Sufi parable. A woman sees a mystic searching for something outside his door. “What have you lost?” she asks. “My key,” he responds. So they both […]

The European Commission, European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures establish a new €100 million fund to support clean energy investments

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new €100 million investment fund was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada.           The fund will help develop innovative European companies and bring radically new clean energy technologies to the market. It will […]

FGP Ranked Among Forbes Best Recruitment Firms for 2019

Friday, April 5th, 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 4, 2019) – FGP, Find Great People announced today that it has been named as one of the best recruitment companies in the country by Forbes Magazine. FGP ranks #72 in the Best Recruiters, Professional Services category and #73 in the Best Recruiters, Executive Search category. “This is a great testament to […]

Brexit preparedness: EU completes preparations for possible “no-deal” scenario on 12 April

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

As it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April, the European Commission has today completed its “no-deal” preparations. At the same time, it continues supporting administrations in their own preparations and urges all EU citizens and businesses to continue informing themselves about the consequences […]