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EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Report

uropean Commission published a report with examples of 7 projects and 10 organizations supported by the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) in 2014-2017. The aims of the presented projects ranged from supporting reforms of national social protection systems and enhancing administrative cooperation on posting of workers to raising awareness on how young people

Globalization Adjustment Fund: €4.6M to ex Caterpillar Belgium workers

he European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €4.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund. This money should help nearly 2,300 former workers of Caterpillar Solar Gosselies and of several Caterpillar suppliers find new jobs. EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen commented: "Thanks to the €4.6

Capital Markets Union: Crowdfunding, FinTech and Sustainability

s part of its efforts to build a Capital Markets Union the Commission presented a new series of actions that aim to connect finance with the specific needs of the European economy and to enable the financial sector to make use of the rapid advances in new technologies. Action Plan on

Capital Markets Union: new rules for investment firms

The European Commission proposes a two-track overhaul to make life simpler for smaller investment firms, while bringing the largest, systemic ones under the same regime as European banks. Investment firms and the services they provide are vital to a well-functioning Capital Markets Union (CMU). Alongside banks, EU capital markets rely

What is a Hedge Fund?

Hedge funds are alternative investments using pooled funds that employ numerous different strategies to earn active return, or alpha, for their investors. Hedge funds may be aggressively managed or make use of derivatives and leverage in both domestic and international markets with the goal of generating high returns (either in

Towards safer and more innovative electronic payments

he Commission has today adopted rules that will make electronic payments in shops and online safer. This will also allow consumers to access more convenient, cost-effective and innovative solutions offered by payment providers. These rules implement the EU's recently-revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) which aims to modernize Europe's payment services

EC: Completion of the Banking Union by 2018

uropean citizens and businesses will benefit from deeper financial integration and a more stable financial system, thanks to Commission plans to accelerate with the completion of the missing parts of the Banking Union. The Banking Union must be completed if it is to deliver its full potential in making the

EU – 10 years since the start of the economic crisis

he global financial crisis began 10 years ago and led to the European Union's worst recession in its six-decade history. The crisis did not start in Europe but EU institutions and Member States needed to act resolutely to counter its impact and address the shortcomings of the initial set-up of

The world’s 10 biggest economies in 2017

he economy of the United States is the largest in the world. At $18 trillion, it represents a quarter share of the global economy (24.3%), according to the latest World Bank figures. China follows, with $11 trillion, or 14.8% of the world economy. Japan is in third place with an

How The EU Budget Is Spent: Macro-Financial Assistance

ne important European Union objective is to achieve macroeconomic and political stability in its neighborhood by ‘developing a zone of shared stability, security, and prosperity’ through a set of policies that help to bring candidate, potential candidate, and neighborhood countries closer to the EU. One of these policies is macro-financial

Completing the Capital Markets Union

The Commission is taking further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU), a pivotal project of the Juncker Commission to boost jobs and growth in Europe. fter almost two years since the launch of the CMU Action Plan, the Commission is presenting today a number of important new initiatives

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