Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

Boosting European consumers' rights through collective redress: next steps?
6 March 2009

The European Commission proposal for a collective redress system to give European consumers proper cross-border protection and protect consumer markets was discussed by speakers at an EPC Policy Dialogue.

The economic crisis and beyond: are further reforms needed?
3 March 2009

It is too soon to know whether Europe’s fiscal stimulus measures will be fully effective in stabilising domestic economies, but their impact should begin to be felt in the second half of 2009, with recovery beginning in 2010, Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Joaquín Almunia told an EPC Breakfast Briefing.

Social Europe: advancing or retreating in the economic crisis?
23 February 2009

Europe's social dimension has always been an integral aspect of EU policies and has never been as relevant as it is today, in the midst of a severe economic downturn, Nikolaus van der Pas, Director-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

Boosting Europe's knowledge economy
16 February 2009

The economic crisis could be an opportunity for Europe to create more, faster and smarter, as “innovation is the name of the game”, Education, Training, Culture and Youth Commissioner Ján Figel' told a debate held in the context of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, organised in cooperation with the European Commission.

Building a healthy Europe: challenges and opportunities
13 February 2009

Keep the population healthy boosts the economy, so EU governments should not cut health budgets during the financial crisis, Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Health, told a Breakfast Briefing.

European competition policy
21 January 2009

Competition policy is a “badly needed instrument” in a single, integrated market, former Competition Commissioner Karel Van Miert told an EPC Sixty-Minute Briefing.

European growth and jobs in 2009
10 December 2008

licy-makers were unprepared for the financial crisis and subsequent economic downturn, but the world is not on the brink of another Great Depression thanks to their quick response once the scale of the problem became apparent, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

Stem cells: current action, research and funding in Europe - CHES Roundtable
5 December 2008

This roundtable discussed stem cell research and funding in Europe, and addressed the ethical aspects of stem cell research and its use.

Can social dialogue help us through the current economic crisis?
19 November 2008

European Works Councils - a voluntary management-workforce consultation mechanism in trans-European companies - are an important element of social dialogue and could be a useful tool to help manage the inevitable restructuring of transnational companies in the current economic downturn, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

The current financial crisis: challenges and policy responses
12 November 2008

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is preparing a “two-pillar” action plan for governments, as part of a global response to the world financial crisis, calling for tighter regulation and oversight of financial markets and improved national policies to promote economic growth, its Secretary-General Angel Gurria told a Breakfast Briefing.

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