Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

The social side of Lisbon
15 March 2007

With the EU’s economy now on the “upswing”, any perceived contradictions between Europe’s economic and social policies are “out of place”, Nikolaus van der Pas, European Commission Director-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

The new EU energy policy: balancing the internal market and external security of supply
1 February 2007

The European Commission’s new energy package was keenly debated at a Policy Dialogue organised jointly with the Clingendael International Energy Programme.

European growth and jobs in 2007
19 December 2006

Europe is beginning to exhibit positive signs of economic growth, with low inflation, unemployment at its lowest level for seven years and an increase in productivity. This has helped it to “rebalance” its position vis-à-vis the United States, speakers told a joint EPC-Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung Policy Dialogue.

Global Europe - social Europe
11 December 2006

A “truly global” Europe needs a “modern social vision” to accompany the drive towards open markets, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso told a joint EPC-Policy Network conference.

Creative work - developing talent in Europe
6 December 2006

Europe needs to do more to harness and develop talent in its workforce, combining labour market flexibility with security, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

Economic recovery in the eurozone: how strong?
29 November 2006

The eurozone economy is on course for “moderate but sustained expansion”, but it faces significant challenges which need to be addressed now to enable it to cope when the next downturn comes, Michael Deppler, Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Striking a healthy balance: the role of public health in promoting a safer Europe
22 November 2006

Europe needs a healthy population both because of the benefits this brings to society as a whole and the impact of ill-health on its economic performance, Markos Kyprianou, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

The inclusive labour market and career patterns: achieving the Lisbon targets?
20 November 2006

Social policies must adapt to the Europe’s changing demography, encourage higher fertility levels, improve ‘human capital’ and enable more women to enter the labour market, speakers at a Policy Dialogue agreed.

16 November 2006

The mid-term review of European transport policy is designed to provide “sustainable mobility for Europe”, in the road, rail, marine and air transport sectors, Matthias Ruete, the European Commission’s Director-General for Energy and Transport, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

The future of the euro zone
13 October 2006

Euro-zone members are now paying greater attention to economic issues than in the past to anticipate and prepare for the economic challenges which lie ahead, Jean-Claude Juncker, the Luxembourg Prime Minister and President of the Eurogroup, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

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