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On the 9th of November, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union published a revised proposal for a renewed EU industrial policy strategy. In particular, the Council would recognise the need for concrete actions to enable European industry, especially SMEs,  to tackle present and...

On the 9th of November, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) published a study underlining that G20 economies introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures compared to the previous review period. The estimated trade coverage of these restrictions recorded during the period of mid-May 2017 to mid-October 2017 slightly exceeded...

On the 7th of November 2017, the Council of the European Union published two decisions amending the derogations of the regime of added value tax in Romania and in the Netherlands, respectively on automotive and telecom businesses....

On the 30th of October, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development published a study comparing human and computer skills. Computer scientists are working on reproducing all human skills using artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. Unsurprisingly then, many people worry that these advances will dramatically change...

EUROFOUND, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, has published a study linking the production of new generation cars and the increase of manufacturing employment. Rising levels of employment in manufacturing in the EU since 2013 have seen the part reversal of...

On the 23rd of October 2017, 119 EU industrial trade associations published a joint paper for an ambitious EU industrial strategy, in response to the Communication of the European Commission "Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry: a renewed EU industrial policy strategy". The Signatories of...

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On the 19th of October 2017, the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission published a statistical report on transports in the European Union. This publication provides an overview of the most recent and most pertinent annual transport-related statistics in Europe. It covers...