Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

Food taxes in the EU: an effective means to economic and health ends?
19 June 2013

A number of EU countries have experimented with food taxes, but the issue is extremely divisive and there is little consensus over whether they are justified on economic and health grounds.

Food taxes in the EU


Energy perspectives – Where are we heading?
18 June 2013

The EU is facing a number of challenges in the field of energy as it starts to mull its post-2020 policy framework, ranging from energy prices to security of supply.

Energy perspectives


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – Opening markets or building walls?
29 May 2013

Securing an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could boost growth and create jobs on both sides of the Atlantic without creating a ‘Fortress Atlantica’.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership


Making progress towards the completion of the Single European Labour Market
28 May 2013

Boosting labour mobility within the EU is a useful instrument to mitigate the effects of the crisis and to provide the economic growth needed to emerge from it.

Making progress towards the completion of the Single European Labour Market


Europe’s digitalisation - The potential for growth and jobs
17 May 2013

ICT can transform people’s lives, not to mention how governments work. But other parts of the world are moving very fast in this regard and the EU is in danger of being left behind.

Europe's digitalisation


The EU’s climate change adaptation strategy: towards a more sustainable and climate-resilient economy?
15 May 2013

Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly frequent and tend to come at considerable economic and social cost, indicating a growing need to take action at EU and global level to mitigate the consequences of climate change.

The EU's climate change adaptation strategy


Increasing the efficiency of the public sector in Europe - forum meeting
14 May 2013

This forum meeting, organised in cooperation with the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI), discussed the main options to increase the efficiency and performance measurement of the public sector in Europe.


The public sector in times of economic crisis: what impact on growth and people’s well-being?
14 May 2013

The crisis has triggered a debate over whether public sector is a hindrance or a positive influence in efforts to return Europe to economic growth.

The public sector in times of economic crisis


Out with the old, in with the new? The EU’s climate and energy framework for 2030
25 April 2013

Participants in this debate on the EU’s climate and energy framework for 2030 heard very different views as to the future path that Europe should take.

Out with the old, in with the new.


Science and decision-making – A relationship under strain
9 April 2013

Science can benefit society by giving policymakers the evidence they need to design policies capable of protecting health and the climate.

Science and decision-making – A relationship under strain


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