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European economic recovery: IMF outlook shows gradual growth
With an increase in vaccination rates, more mobility, and support schemes, Europe's economic recovery is growing stronger despite uncertainty, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Strict or flexible? Brussels kicks off debate to reform fiscal rules
The European Commission is calling for a gradual reduction of public debt but estimates the green transition will need €650 billion in annual investments until 2030.
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There is no real motivation beyond faith alone for Europe to stick rigidly to its current fiscal rules, says MEP Philippe Lamberts
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Experts see greater role for public policy and state regulation in post pandemic years
World-renowned economists Joseph Stiglitz and Mario Monti give their insight into economic recovery in the post-pandemics years.
Europe's economy bounces back from a double-dip recession
EU countries emerged from a double-dip recession in the second quarter with a growth of 1.9% more than the quarter before, according to figures released by Eurostat
Brussels Economic Forum 2021: what will Europe’s economy look like post-pandemic?
The hot topic at the Brussels Economic Forum is how to build Europe’s new economy post-pandemic. We speak to some business owners, EU commissioners and the head of the WTO about vaccines, international trade and the economic outlook.
Vaccines and lifting of restrictions speed up EU's economic recovery
Both the EU and the eurozone are set to expand by 4.8% in 2021, with 12 member states already offsetting all their economic losses this year.
These are the companies starting an environmental revolution in Europe
We need governments, corporations, scientists, entrepreneurs and the public all committed to making sustainable, lasting change.
Brussels Economic Forum 2021: How can the bloc recover from COVID?
On June 29, international policymakers, academics, civil society and business leaders will come together at the Brussels Economic Forum.
InvestEU: The European plan mobilising billions to boost slumping investment
The pandemic has caused European investment to slump. But the EU has a plan to mobilise billions in capital and guarantee investments. It’s called InvestEU and it’s also looking to boost investor confidence whilst giving a helping hand to digitalisation and the green transition on the way.
G7: British PM says 'more equal' recovery from pandemic needed
G7 leaders are gathering in England where they will discuss a range of issues including supplying poor countries with COVID vaccines and climate change.
OECD: Much of Europe to take three years to recover from pandemic
Many of Europe’s economies are expected to take nearly three years to recover to pre-pandemic levels, despite global prospects improving as countries open up and roll out vaccination programmes.
EU economy set to grow faster than expected thanks to vaccination
The European Commission estimates that this year the EU and the eurozone will grow by 4.2% and 4.3%, respectively.
Brussels wants to cut down EU's dependence on key imports
The European Commission has identified 137 products in strategic sectors, like healthcare and high tech, where the EU is highly dependent on imports.
Europe’s economy slid back into recession as US roared ahead
The European economy officially entered a double-dip recession in the first quarter of the year, as the continent paid the price for slow vaccine rollouts and extended lockdowns.
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North Macedonia warns EU not to disengage from Western Balkans
Stevo Pendarovski said that if Europe leaves a void in the region, Russia and China will fill it.
A safe bet? Why the EU funds its recovery plan on the bond markets
As the EU finances its pandemic recovery with multi-billion bond sales, Real Economy asks what this means for Europe's jobs and businesses
UK consumers will soon have a 'right to repair' on goods they buy
Fixing and updating electronics is cheaper and more energy efficient than buying new ones.
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Europe's week: Orban leaves the EPP, as Brexit makes a dramatic return
While Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban left the EPP Group after it changed its internal rules, MEPs delayed a decision on when to vote on the Brexit deal.
Eurozone's rising debt 'likely to equal its GDP for first time'
The 100% debt-to-GDP ratio will be the legacy of the huge borrowing undertaken to cushion the impact of the coronavirus lockdowns.
Economic forecast: Some EU countries will recover in 2021, others must wait until 2022
Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni warned that uncertainty remains high but that the vaccine roll-out and the EU's recovery fund could help accelerate growth in 2021.
Bankruptcies in the EU rose by a quarter, latest figures show
In the three months to September, the number of firms going bust compared to the April-June quarter was 25.7% higher.
EU's multi-billion pandemic recovery fund gets go-ahead from European Parliament
The European Parliament has voted to approve the EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility, to get the economy back on its feet whilst paving the way to a green transition. We take a look at a green hydrogen plant in France hoping to take advantage of its funds.
Eurozone economy shrank less than feared in 2020 — Eurostat estimate
The EU's statistics agency says early analysis suggests eurozone GDP fell by 0.7% in the last quarter and 6.8% across 2020.
Can the Green Deal help the EU economy through the pandemic?
In this edition of Real Economy, we take a look at the European Green Deal and the role of the European Social Fund (ESF) in creating new green jobs and supporting training in green skills.
The EU scheme making 'SURE' unemployment stays low
Government short-time work and furlough schemes across Europe have helped keep people in work and kept unemployment low during the pandemic. Now the EU has created the SURE initiative to provide financial support for these schemes in 18 EU countries.