Finnish social minister: Europe needs ‘a paradigm shift’ towards the economy of well-being

By |avgust 19th, 2019|Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, Economy of well-being, European semester, Finish presidency, gender equality, inclusive growth, News, social europe, sustainable growth|

Working towards a more inclusive economic growth in Europe is one of the Finnish presidency's main priorities. Finnish minister Aino-Kaisa Pekonen lays out her vision for "the economy of well-being".

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Five takeaways from the EU’s economic recommendations to member states

By |junij 6th, 2019|Belgium, country-specific recommendations, European semester, Germany, Greece, Greece bailout, Italy, News, Spain|

While the public finances of all EU member states are now officially out of the “red zone”, the European Commission on Wednesday (5 June) still had tough economic policy recommendations for Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece and Germany.

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Greek parliament approves first post-bailout budget

By |december 19th, 2018|Alexis Tsipras, Austerity, budget deficit, European semester, Greek bailout, Greek crisis, Greek elections, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, New Democracy, News, pensions, SYRIZA|

Greek lawmakers approved on Tuesday (18 December) the country's first post-bailout budget which projects a high primary surplus next year and sees a pick-up in economic growth.

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Salvini says Commission approved the Italian budget

By |december 19th, 2018|5-Star Movement, budget deficit, European semester, italian elections, Italy, Lega, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, populism|

Italy has done a deal with the European Commission over its contested 2019 budget, a spokeswoman at the Economy Ministry said on Tuesday (18 December), signaling an end to weeks of wrangling that had shaken financial markets.

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Green transition: ECB and budgetary authorities should face their responsibilities

By |december 10th, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, climate risk, climate risks, ECB, European Central Bank, European semester, macroeconomic imbalances, macroeconomic surveillance, News|

Reforming the rules for coordinating budgetary and economic policies in the eurozone is a necessity to conciliate economic, social and climate objectives, write Olivier Bodin and Michael Vincent.

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Another German budget without new debts

By |november 27th, 2018|Achim Post, Anton Hofreiter, autumn package, digital pact for schools, EU defence, European semester, German federal budget 2019, Gesine Lötzsch, Nato, News, Olaf Scholz, Peter Altmaier, Ursula von der Leyen|

The German Bundestag adopted the national 2019 budget with the votes of the 'Grand Coalition' last Friday (23 November), with expenditure reaching a record €356 billion and a particular rise in defence spending. Nevertheless, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has managed to avoid creating any new debt. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Commission ‘not at war’ with Italy, Juncker says

By |november 25th, 2018|budget, European semester, Eurozone, excessive deficit procedure, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, Jean-Claude Juncker, News|

The European Commission has no plan to starting a war with Italy over its budget, Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the day after a working dinner with Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday (24 November). But Rome confirmed that...

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Commission: Italy, EU to work to bring views on 2019 budget closer together

By |november 25th, 2018|budget deficit, European semester, Eurozone, excessive deficit procedure, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, public debt|

Italy and the European Commission will work in the coming days to bring closer their positions on Italy's 2019 draft budget, which the EU executive says breaks EU laws by not reducing the country's huge public debt.

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Italy ‘sleepwalks to instability’, Commission resorts to excessive deficit procedure

By |november 21st, 2018|draft budgets, European semester, Eurozone, Italy, News, Pierre Moscovici, Valdis Dombrovskis|

The Commission hedged its bets and called for the opening of an excessive deficit procedure against Italy on Wednesday (21 November) as Rome refused once again to revise its draft budget plan. The bloc's top finance chief said that "dialogue and cold b...

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Italian populist government braces for EU budget rejection

By |oktober 22nd, 2018|5-Star Movement, budget deficit, European semester, far right, Giovanni Tria, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, Lega Nord, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, populists|

The Italian government expects the European Commission to decide for the first time ever on Tuesday (23 October) to ask a member state to revise its draft budget, a government source said on Sunday.

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