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European Raw Materials Alliance

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29.9.2020 - Today, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and Commissioner Thierry Breton launched the European Raw Materials Alliance with the aim of connecting industrial actors, Member States and civil society in order to strengthen the resilience and strategic autonomy of rare earths and magnets value chains in Europe. The Alliance aims to identify obstacles, opportunities and investment possibilities [...]

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Climate-neutral economy: Energy system and clean hydrogen

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8.7.2020 – To become climate-neutral by 2050, Europe needs to transform its energy system, which accounts for 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions.  The EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen, adopted today, will pave the way towards a more efficient and interconnected energy sector, driven by the twin goals of a cleaner [...]

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SURE – evropski solidarnostni instrument

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3.4.2020 – Saving lives and supporting livelihoods in these times of acute crisis is paramount. The Commission is further increasing its response by proposing to set up a €100 billion solidarity instrument to help workers keep their incomes and help businesses stay afloat, called SURE. It is also proposing to redirect all available structural funds [...]

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New Circular Economy Action Plan

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11.3.2020 – Today, the European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action Plan aims to make our economy fit for a green future, strengthen our [...]

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Country Reports on socio – economic challenges

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26.2.2020 – The Commission has today published country reports analysing each Member State’s key socio-economic challenges. The analysis in the country reports reflects the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy, presented in December 2019, focusing on competitive sustainability with the aim to build an economy that works for people and the planet. Implementation of the European Pillar [...]

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Expanded list of tax havens

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18.2.2020 – EU Finance Ministers today updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Four countries or territories- Cayman Islands, Palau, Panama and Seychelles – have been added to the list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, as they failed to comply with the required standards within the deadline. These join the eight jurisdictions –American Samoa, Fiji, [...]

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The Winter 2020 Economic Forecast

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13.2.2020 – The Winter 2020 Economic Forecast published today projects that the European economy is set to continue on a path of steady, moderate growth. The euro area has now enjoyed its longest period of sustained growth since the euro was introduced in 1999. The forecast projects that euro area gross domestic product (GDP) growth [...]

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Rovigo in search of a new identity

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7.1.2019 – The existence of Rovigo was first recorded in 828. Its name is derived from Greek language and in one of its variants means “the city of roses”. After it was, together with the region,  for centuries owned by local and foreign aristocracy, it was in the 19th century, after the Napoleonic period, elevated [...]

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EU’s economic and social priorities for 2018

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22.11.2017-Commission sets out EU’s economic and social priorities for the year ahead, gives policy recommendation for the euro area and completes the assessment of euro area Member States’ Draft Budgetary Plans. The 2018 European Semester cycle of economic, fiscal and social policy coordination starts against the backdrop of robust economic activity in the euro area [...]

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Commissions’ Autumn 2015 Economic Forecast

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The European Commission published its Autumn 2015 Economic Forecast. The economic recovery in the euro area and the European Union as a whole is now in its third year and should continue at a modest pace next year despite more challenging conditions in the global economy. Overall, euro area real GDP is forecast to grow [...]

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Spring 2015 Economic Forecast

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The European Commission has published its latest spring economic forecast. The Commission predicts stronger economic growth, which is benefiting from the positive economic tailwinds. These are mainly the relatively low price of oil, stable global growth, declining value of the euro, as well as appropriate economic policy. The Commission expects real GDP growth in 2015 [...]

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Commissions’ Winter Economic Forecast

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European Commission has published the winter economic forecast for the EU member states. The report shows that for the first time since 2007, the economies of all European Union Member States are expected to grow. Economic activity is expected to pick up moderately in the EU and in the euro area, more extensive growth is [...]

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Getting Investment in Europe Right

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PARIS – The European Commission’s new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has put public investment back on the agenda with his idea of a three-year €300 billion ($378 million) capital spending plan. The European Union’s leaders are expected to discuss his proposal in December. Everyone seems to agree that more investment would help to strengthen a worryingly [...]

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Trust in the EU and the economy is on the rise

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Eurobarometer survey “Europeans 2014“, published by the European Commission, shows that optimism and trust is on the rise in the European Union. Based on the findings of the survey, 34 % of all Europeans have a positive image of the EU, 3 % more as in the survey published in Autumn. The overall optimism is [...]

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Commissions’ spring economic forecast

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The European Commission released its spring economic forecast which predicts further economic recovery  and GDP growth throughout the EU (only Croatia and Cyprus will still record negative growth). Real GDP growth in 2014 is forecast to reach 1.6% in the whole EU and 1.2% in the Euro-zone. Even higher economic growth is forecast for 2015, [...]

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