Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

Creative work - developing talent in Europe
6 December 2006

Europe needs to do more to harness and develop talent in its workforce, combining labour market flexibility with security, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

Economic recovery in the eurozone: how strong?
29 November 2006

The eurozone economy is on course for “moderate but sustained expansion”, but it faces significant challenges which need to be addressed now to enable it to cope when the next downturn comes, Michael Deppler, Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Striking a healthy balance: the role of public health in promoting a safer Europe
22 November 2006

Europe needs a healthy population both because of the benefits this brings to society as a whole and the impact of ill-health on its economic performance, Markos Kyprianou, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

The inclusive labour market and career patterns: achieving the Lisbon targets?
20 November 2006

Social policies must adapt to the Europe’s changing demography, encourage higher fertility levels, improve ‘human capital’ and enable more women to enter the labour market, speakers at a Policy Dialogue agreed.

16 November 2006

The mid-term review of European transport policy is designed to provide “sustainable mobility for Europe”, in the road, rail, marine and air transport sectors, Matthias Ruete, the European Commission’s Director-General for Energy and Transport, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

The future of the euro zone
13 October 2006

Euro-zone members are now paying greater attention to economic issues than in the past to anticipate and prepare for the economic challenges which lie ahead, Jean-Claude Juncker, the Luxembourg Prime Minister and President of the Eurogroup, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Investing in Europe's cities and regions: public and private partners for growth and jobs
2 October 2006

Europe’s regions have a key role to play in achieving the goals laid down in the EU’s ‘Lisbon Strategy’, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

Narrowing the divide: regional policy as an instrument for boosting Europe's competitiveness?
19 July 2006

A modern, reformed regional policy is vital to respond to the challenges of globalisation, Danuta Hübner, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

TIEing up the loose ends: making Better Regulation work in practice
29 June 2006

Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy praised the EPC for presenting “constructive ideas and proposals” for promoting the single market on the ground, in its new Working Paper on the transposition, implementation and enforcement (TIE) of EU law. Speaking at a Policy Dialogue, he said the issue “certainly deserves more attention than it gets” and it was time to turn commitments into “tangible deliveries”.

Health is Wealth
23 June 2006

More needs to be done to improve the state of European citizens’ health, as chronic diseases are responsible for 86% of fatalities each year. This affects Europe’s well-being and its productivity as a healthy workforce is the best generator of wealth, said speakers at a joint EPC-King Baudouin Foundation Policy Dialogue.

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