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Education and training: emphasis on employability
How can education and training support the EU's strategy to promote growth and jobs, and how, in particular, can they contribute to reducing youth unemployment? Those were the main topics discusse...
16 Feb 2012 - Read more
Commission’s first Alert Mechanism Report: tackling macroeconomic imbalances in the EU
The EU’s new rules on economic governance, the so-called "six-pack" has two legs: fiscal and macroeconomic surveillance. The macroeconomic imbalances procedure is a new tool that helps detect and co...
15 Feb 2012 - Read more
New Classification and Labelling Inventory opens way to safer use of hazardous substances
A big step towards a safer use of hazardous chemicals was taken today with the publication of the first EU Classification and Labelling Inventory. Released by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), i...
14 Feb 2012 - Read more
New cars offer glimpse of hope on economy
New car registrations rose marginally in January, showing what manufacturers and dealers described as a “stabilizing trend” for a bellwether consumer market. The total rose by 42 units to 128,8...
13 Feb 2012 - Read more
EU and India sign Joint Declaration on Energy
A Joint Declaration on Energy cooperation was signed today in the margins of the EU-India Summit. It renews the commitment of both sides to enhance cooperation in the energy field and identifies pri...
10 Feb 2012 - Read more
SIAM opposes India-EU FTA; says it can kill auto mfg sector
The auto industry body SIAM is opposing the proposed India-EU free-trade agreement (FTA) and is worried about the impact of the FTA on the Indian auto sector. President of SIAM, S Sandilya discusses...
10 Feb 2012 - Read more
Environment Committee backs “roadmap” to low carbon economy
As reserves of fossil fuels decline and the world tries to tackle the problems of greenhouse gases, the EU wants to shift to a low carbon economy. On Tuesday MEPs on the Environment Committee called...
09 Feb 2012 - Read more
Cars, software, services threaten EU-India trade deal
Hopes of India and the European Union striking a free trade deal at a summit this week are fading fast, with differences over duties on cars and market access for software and service companies stan...
08 Feb 2012 - Read more
Obama urged to restrict Chinese auto parts
Lawmakers from Midwestern US states and groups from the auto parts sector urged Barack Obama, US president, to take action to restrict imports of auto parts from China. “I think all of us...
08 Feb 2012 - Read more
Enterprises must boost innovation as global competition becomes stronger
Almost all Member States have improved their innovation performance according to the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011. However, innovation performance growth is slowing down and the EU is not clos...
07 Feb 2012 - Read more
Tax Coordination: TPG discusses FATCA, VAT and national tax reforms
Improving and accelerating tax coordination in key areas that can contribute to economic stability and growth is the focus of today's meeting of the Tax Policy Group (TPG) in Brussels. Algirdas Šeme...
07 Feb 2012 - Read more
Fold-up car of the future unveiled for Europe
A tiny revolutionary fold-up car designed in Spain's Basque country as the answer to urban stress and pollution was unveiled Tuesday before hitting European cities in 2013. The "Hiriko," the Basque...
06 Feb 2012 - Read more
January 2012: Business climate indicator improves in the euro area
In January 2012, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area rose for the second month in a row. The improvement in the BCI was mainly driven by a more positive assessment of production...
03 Feb 2012 - Read more
January 2012: Economic sentiment increases in both the EU and the euro area
In January, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) rose by 1.2 points in the EU and by 0.6 points in the euro area, to 92.8 and 93.4, respectively - the first pick-up in sentiment since March 2011....
03 Feb 2012 - Read more
European SME envoys make life of small enterprises easier
European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani welcomed the progress on access to credits and simplification initiatives in the Member States. At the second meeting of the Network of SME Envoys i...
02 Feb 2012 - Read more
US group says China ‘subsidising’ auto part makers
A US trade group has accused China of providing "illegal government subsidies" to car part makers, a practice it says was hurting US firms. The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) said China'...
02 Feb 2012 - Read more
Consultation on ERA finds opportunities and challenges for EU research landscape
Making Europe more attractive for top scientists and globally-mobile private R&D investment; increasing transnationally-coordinated research; achieving higher scientific excellence; moving, wo...
01 Feb 2012 - Read more
WTO rules in favour of EU against China’s export restraints on raw materials
The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) today confirmed the findings made by a Panel in July 2011 that China's export restrictions on several industrial raw materials are in breac...
01 Feb 2012 - Read more
Europe’s carmakers hit out at India trade deal
Europe’s carmakers are crying foul over a proposed trade agreement between the European Union and India, which they say would restrict access to one of their most important but highly protected ma...
31 Jan 2012 - Read more
US fines Japan car parts makers $548m
Two of Japan’s biggest car parts makers, Denso and Yazaki, have agreed to pay fines totalling $548m to the US government as part of a widening global price-fixing probe. The Department of Justice...
31 Jan 2012 - Read more
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