Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

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.

Playing ball: European regulation of professional football since the Bosman ruling
22 June 2006

Football attracts millions of players and spectators across Europe but, in recent years, its cultural and social benefits have been overshadowed by the huge influx of money into the game, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

Air transport liberalisation: its impact on growth, jobs and sustainable development in Europe
9 June 2006

Deregulation of the aviation industry boosts economic growth, creates jobs and increases consumer choice, but the sector is being hampered by unnecessary rules, according to a study unveiled at a Policy Dialogue.

Energy security: a global challenge
24 May 2006

Energy security is the most pressing challenge of the 21st century and EU-US cooperation can make “a positive difference”, US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Anthony Wayne told a Policy Briefing.

EU-US regulatory cooperation: lessons learned
12 May 2006

The importance of the transatlantic relationship cannot be exaggerated and closer EU-US economic integration would reap huge benefits for both sides, HE C Boyden Gray, US Ambassador to the European Union, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Financial supervision in Europe: time for a European system?
8 May 2006

The rapid growth in the European financial services sector and the expansion in companies’ cross-border activities make it essential to establish an integrated EU-wide system to police their activities, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

The information society - Europe's highway to growth and prosperity
7 March 2006

Information Communication Technology (ICT) has revolutionised the way companies operate and helped to create the global marketplace, Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Taxation and the Competitiveness Agenda
1 March 2006

Tax reform is essential to help EU companies compete effectively in global markets, László Kovács, the European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Making innovation happen: creating a conducive environment for R&D and innovation in Europe
20 February 2006

The European Union must take urgent action to stimulate research and development and innovation to avoid losing out in the global market-place, warned speakers at a joint EPC-KBF Policy Dialogue.

European energy security
2 February 2006

Europe cannot afford any complacency about its future energy supplies, warned speakers at a Policy Dialogue on European energy security, stressing the need for a single and coherent European Union energy policy.

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