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Competitiveness ("Lisbon Strategy")

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wirtschaftswunder: Sachverständigenrat: Indikatoren für die... NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
wirtschaftswunder: Sachverständigenrat: Indikatoren für die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit ausgewählter Länder des Euro-Raums (SVR 2012/13, S.76) http://tinyurl.com/bvhfbny Starke Besserung sichtbar, die immer noch große Lücke allerdings auch.
European and global ICT standards and interoperability NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
After the blog posts about a strategic vision for European standards and their importance ”everywhere”, plus one entry in Finnish about standards in the single market for services and one article in Swedish about creating new standards faster, we...
JORNADA “AGENDA EUROPA 2020 : FULL DE RUTA DE LA UNIÓ EUROPEA PER SUPERAR LA CRISI ACTUAL” NEW
eurolocal 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Organitza l’Ajuntament de Sitges (Nivell 10) amb el suport de la Diputació de Barcelona (Europe Direct BCN).             ★        introducció – objectius: Aquesta jornada pretén proporcionar formació i informació...
A rude awakening NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
IN LESS than 24 hours, the French have been shaken out of their complacency over the state of their economy no fewer than three times. On November 5th, Louis Gallois, a left-leaning industrialist, unveiled a government-commissioned report on French c...
L’aggiornamento socialiste, une nécessité absolue NEW
Telos 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Quelles que soient les décisions prises aujourd’hui, la question se pose de la capacité de la gauche en général, et du PS en particulier, à assumer une politique économique réaliste, rompant avec la stratégie keynésienne de la demande et o...
Le Franc et le choc de compétitivité NEW
La lettre Volée 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Le premier problème de l'euro c'est que, année après année, les pays qui ont une inflation supérieure à l'Allemagne perdent en compétitivité par rapport à ce pays. Par ailleurs, l'euro est surévalué par rapport aux devises ex...
Compétitivité : les principales mesures du rapport Gallois, par Dominique Gallois et Claire Guélaud (Le Monde) NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
 "Un choc de confiance" : c'est ce à quoi appelle le rapport sur la compétitivité de 65 pages que Louis Gallois a remis lundi 5 novembre au premier ministre. Parmi les mesures défendues par le commissaire général à l'investissemen...
Compétitivité : les trois débats NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Authors: Jean Pisani-FerryUn seul suffirait au malheur du gouvernement. Mais sur la compétitivité, trois débats s’enchevêtrent : ils portent sur l’urgence d’une réponse ; sur la nature du mal ; et sur les solutions. Le prem...
Quelle stratégie européenne de croissance pour l'Europe compétitive de demain ? NEW
Le Taurillon 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
A l'occasion des Entretiens Economiques Européens (EEE) organisés par Confrontations Europe à Bologne les 30 et 31 octobre, Philippe Herzog, Président-fondateur de Confrontations Europe et conseiller spécial de Michel Barnier , Commissaire europ...
Using Europe to boost competitiveness and innovation NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
“Let us be bold enough to build a real European policy for competitiveness and innovation, which will enable us to shrink the competiveness gaps between us, and to make Europe a force for innovation on the world stage.” Speech by Commissioner Bar...
EU:n komission työohjelma vuodelle 2013 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Tavallisille kansalaisille Euroopan unioni on jäänyt varsin etäiseksi ja tuntemattomaksi, joskin mielenilmaukset voivat olla vahvoja kun EU nousee kahvipöytäkeskustelun aiheeksi. Sitävastoin suuryritykset, etujärjestöt, alueet (osavaltiot)...
Genomförandet av EU:s tillväxt- och sysselsättningspakt NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 47 Minutes ago
Europeiska rådet den 28 till 29 juni 2012 (EUCO 76/1/12 rev 1 sv) antog en tillväxt- och sysselsättningspakt (se stycke 1 och bilagan från sidan 7). I slutsatserna den 18-19 oktober 2012 (EUCO 156/12) gör Europeiska rådet en bedömning av lä...
EU:n kasvu- ja työllisyyssopimuksen täytäntöönpano NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Kesäkuun 2012 Eurooppa-neuvosto hyväksyi kasvu- ja työllisyyssopimuksen (EUCO 76/12 päätelmien kohta 1 sekä liite sivulta 7). Lokakuun Eurooppa-neuvosto (EUCO 156/12) kehotti (itseään?) ohjelman ripeään ja päättäväiseen toimeenpanoon:...
Barroso on the Compact for Growth and Jobs NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
As some other pre-democratic political entitities, the European Union has its own provisional government, called the European Council, with the Euro Summit as its shadow (not transparently explained or highlighted on the Eurozone portal). Herman Van...
Fra eurokrise til vækstkrise NEW
Europa 3.0 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Hvis man måler det netop overståede EU topmøde i forhold til nogle af de seneste, var det ikke det mest sindsoprivende. Det var måske symptomatisk, at der skulle et langt nattemøde til for at blive enige om at ændre et...
Industrial competitiveness: centre-right politicians called to action NEW
Christophe Leclercq (EurActiv) 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Here is my ‘net take’ from the European Ideas Network (EIN) conference, where I was on a panel discussing industrial competitiveness. This fits well with current concerns about growth and job losses, as policy-makers try to think beyond t...
Commission's guidelines on state aid for firms in difficulty prolonged NEW
Electronic Communications Regulation Update 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Commission prolongs guidelines on state aid for rescuing and restructuring firms in difficulty (see press release).
La compétivité de l'industrie européenne requiert réciprocité et octroi d'aides publiques sous des conditions nouvelles NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Soutenue par 12 Etats membres, la France insiste pour que les technologis de la 3ème révolution industrielle bénéficient d'aides publiques sous des conditions nouvelles. Saluant d'un côté la proposition de mise à jour de la polit...
Economii europene prospere în vremea crizei NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Deşi în Grecia, Spania sau Italia, dar nu numai, populaţia se confruntă cu problemele cauzate de criza economică europeană, un recent studiu privind economiile cele mai eficiente, clasează Elveţia în topul clasamentului. Luând în calcul c...
Too Much Benefits? NEW
euronomist.blogspot.com, 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Too much benefits? NEW
Euronomist 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
After viewing Eurostat's "Government Finance Statistics" publication for 1/2012 in which all data concerning income, expenditure, debt, deficit, and much more were visible, what amazed me was the size of social benefits paid by each country in the EU...
Hat sich an der Lage in Euro-Land irgend etwas geändert? NEW
Blick Log 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Nach all den stressigen Schlagzeilen der letzten Monate zur “Eurorettung” und “Schuldenkrise” habe ich seit vergangener Woche den Eindruck, dass irgendwie erst einmal die Luft raus ist aus der Krise. Die Aktienmärkte signalisieren neue Aufbr...
Which EU countries are competitive? WEF answers NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The best new EU member states are about as competitive internationally as the so called PIIGS. After the think tank Bruegel dissecting Italy and Spain, we list all the members of the European Union for the convenience of readers in descending order a...
Bruegel on exports and firm growth in Europe NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Taken together, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain – the so called PIIGS - failed to improve their competitiveness rankings internationally. We glanced at the serious problems and their country profiles. Even if Estonia stalled, the Baltic...
Italy and Spain "must break down barriers to growth" NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Authors: Klaus Desmet, Loris RubiniThe current crisis afflicting the eurozone has brought the economic convergence between southern and northern Europe to a grinding halt. The Mediterranean countries are, once again, starting to fall behind. While th...
WEF global competitiveness: New EU members versus PIIGS NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
As a whole, the so called PIIGS failed to improve their WEF global competitiveness rankings. Then we looked at the main obstacles and referred to the country profiles of Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. Have the so called new EU member...
IP protection in the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13 NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Last Wednesday the World Economic Forum, a Swiss non-profit foundation based in Cologny, Geneva, which describes itself as "an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political,...
USA Drops to Seventh in Global Competitiveness Behind FIVE European Nations and Singapore NEW
EU Pundit 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
The Spiegel Online has an article about the Global Competitiveness Index recently released by the World Economic Forum which shows that the USA has dropped to seventh in the rankings behind FIVE European nations and Singapore. See Germany Overtakes...
To ensure Europe’s future competitiveness, policymakers must do more to integrate markets and remove the barriers that are holding back new firms and young innovators. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Innovation is a key part of growth, especially in times of austerity. Reinhilde Veugelers argues that Europe’s future competitiveness depends on the active promotion of innovation based growth sectors. Policymakers now need to encourage innovation...
WEF competitiveness problems of Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIIGS) NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
As a whole, PIIGS fail to improve WEF competitiveness rankings, but we need to go to the full World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 in order to study the country profiles of Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. There...
PIIGS fail to improve WEF competitiveness rankings NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Soon after the blog post EU competitiveness and growth in times of crisis the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its latest assessment of countries and territories (144 in all): The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 (pdf, about 545 pages).
Competitiveness in Europe Shows Widening Gap According to World Economic Forum Study NEW
EU Pundit 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 57 Minutes ago
Stephen Castle has the story at the New York Times in Competitiveness Gap Widening in Europe, Study Finds.
Hungary Falls in Competitiveness Ranking NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Hungary saw its competitiveness ranking drop sharply in the most recent survey by the World Economic Forum, which counted it down over issues of policy instability, access to financing, regulations and inefficient government bureaucracy.
EU competitiveness and growth in times of crisis NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
In the blog post Greetings from Craig Willy to Friends of Europe we saw that one of the three sessions of the conference The State of Europe: Escaping the doldrums - #StateofEU on Twitter - is dedicated to globalisation and headlined: Europe's place...
Eurobarometer and Europe 2020 strategy NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 4 Minutes ago
Regardless of if EU citizens can fathom who is accountable (to them) for handling the financial and economic crisis, the loss of international competitiveness in Europe requires growth-enhancing reforms. Links to posts about competitiveness and sing...
Working hours | Cometh the hour, cometh the (same) man | Blog NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Recently published EU research says that full-time workers are pulling longer shifts in the face of ongoing economic slump, but hours worked do not equal productivity, says Jason Walsh. A study performed by Eurofound, the European Union's labour rese...
David Lidington on Britain in the EU NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Daniel Hannan MEP smells an in/out EU referendum and British exit (Brixit) drawing closer, but is this return trip to tribal bliss the only vision on offer even in the United Kingdom? We start with a snippet about what the Great Britain wants to a...
EU debate in UK: promoting the Single Market inside or outside? NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 50 Minutes ago
Despite mental junk food dominating the EU debate in the UK, we found a few protagonists for a healthier diet. Even if the European Union is and should become an effective protagonist of security and prosperity for Europeans more widely, the commo...
The EU competitiveness challenge – from track & field to the economy NEW
David Lidington 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The Olympic medal table has received intense attention from Britain over the last few weeks. I’m sure this was the case across Europe too – with half of the top ten places in the table awarded to European countries; as Simon Kuper in the FT comme...
The number one impairment towards competitiveness for Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece is NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 13 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Neither Austerity not Keynes is what South Europe needs the most, It's radical curbing of "polynomia" (over-legislation). To put it differently, the number one impairment towards competitiveness for Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece (and others) is...
Bridging the Gap: How Official Financing Can Ease the Pain of Adjustment NEW
iMFdirect 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 16 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
As I step down from my position as Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, I would like to share some reflections on one of the central issues facing many countries—adjustment under fixed exchange rates. It goes without saying that...
Eesti parem konkurentsivõime sõltub lennuühendustest NEW
Marko Mihkelsoni blogi 2 Years, 19 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Viimasel ajal on meedias olnud palju juttu Estonian Airi kahjumist, teeninduse kehvapoolsest kvaliteedist ja kohalikule inimesele veidi arusaamatust hinnastrateegiast. Need on kõik asised küsimused ja tähelepanu mõistetav, sest Eesti rahvusvaheli...
Urgent need for European competitiveness, growth and entrepreneurship NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Never ending eurozone dithering is not the only dark cloud. The Economist remarks that Europe has a growth crisis as well, due to its chronic failure to encourage ambitious entrepreneurs: European entrepreneurs – Les misérables. The article makes...
Competitiveness and the Single Market NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Europe has lost international competitiveness, the Europe 2020 growth reforms are not on track and the single market has still not reached its true potential. The problems are interrelated. We returned to the words from the European Council about t...
EU2020 competitiveness stars and flops NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The blog post EU Single Market deepening mentioned the World Economic Forum (WEF) competitiveness rankings of EU member states 2012. When we think about the crisis and the threats in the eurozone, is it only a coincidence that the WEF ranks Greece...
Coup de projecteur sur les préconisations de Pascal Lamy. NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
« L’Europe possède des avantages comparatifs qui devraient lui permettre de trouver pleinement sa place dans l’économie monde. Si l’on accepte l’idée que sa meilleure intégration aux échanges internationaux relève d’abord de...
EU Compact for Growth and Jobs: Digital Single Market by 2015 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
As Raiders of the Lost Competitiveness, at the European Council 28-29 June 2012 (EUCO 76/12) the heads of state or government agreed on a New Covenant: the Compact for Growth and Jobs (blog post here). The member states are supposed to return to st...
Tillväxt- och sysselsättningpakten – landsspecifika rekommendationer NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Sverige har både internationell konkurrenskraft och solida statsfinanser, men är ingen förkämpe för ett förenat Europa. Landsspecifika rekommendationer Tisdagen den 10 juli 2012 antar Ekofinrådet (ekonomiska och finansiella frågor) de lan...
Growth and jobs through Single Market reform NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Even if the former Cabinet member Liam Fox does not believe that Britain’s national interest is served by its current relationship with the European Union, he would still like to see Britain negotiate a new relationship with the EU based on economi...
EU Compact for Growth and Jobs NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
The latest European crisis summit took some steps to address the deficiencies of the economic and monetary union (EMU) and to inspire reforms to restore European competitiveness. EUCO The European Council 28-29 June 2012 (EUCO 76/12) committed to...
Kilpailukyky ja pk-yritykset: EU:n COSME-ohjelma suomeksi NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
EU:n kilpailukykyneuvoston kanta tulevan rahoituskauden COSME-ohjelmaan on julkaistu myös suomeksi: Ehdotus Euroopan parlamentin ja neuvoston asetukseksi yritysten kilpailukykyä ja pieniä ja keskisuuria yrityksiä koskevan ohjelman (COSME) peru...
COSME EU:s program för företagens konkurrenskraft och små och medelstora företag (2014–2020) NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 9 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
En av de övergripande uppgifterna för EU:s råd är att småningom närma sig en gemensam syn på aktiviteterna och summorna i den följande fleråriga budgetramen 2014-2020. Kommissionens grundläggande förslag finns samlade här: (Multiannual) F...
COSME: EU:n yritysten kilpailukykyä ja pk-yrityksiä koskeva ohjelma 2014–2020 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Viimeksi hahmotin Euroopan unionin kasvuteemoja kirjoituksessa EU business and research issues (competitiveness). Koska EU:n kilpailukykyneuvoston alustavat päätelmät ovat edelleen tarjolla vain kolmella kielellä, jatkan englanninkielisen version...
EU Business and research issues (competitiveness) NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 16 Minutes ago
The Europe 2020 strategy and the Single Market Act, as well as research, development and innovation (RDI) efforts are crucial for European competitiveness, growth and jobs. We already glanced at some internal market (Single Market Act SMA) issues a...
"How to measure Competitiveness" by Stefan Collignon NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
It is fashionable to blame lack of competitiveness for having caused the Euro-crisis. Yet, competitiveness is difficult to measure. The most common indicator is relative unit labour costs (ULC), i.e. the cost of labour compensation, including taxes a...
Competitiveness in Economy/Biz vs Sports NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Why do the sports clubs and national teams of the European periphery (in geographical terms), ie Eurozone and EU as well as European in general, tend to do so much better in European and world competitions compared  to  the majority of comp...
The potential for an alternative to the Merkozy way (Part 2: Competitiveness) NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 9 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
This is a follow up to my post "The potential for an alternative to the Merkozy way (Part1)" of March 10, 2012. The so called "Fiscal Pact" or "Fiscal Compact", that Merkozy conceived and 25 of 27 states signed in early March is too rigid in sc...
Van Rompuys herdabrev till EU-ländernas ledare NEW
Grahnblawg 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Jag vill passa på att rekommendera det strategiskt inriktade brev ordförande Herman Van Rompuy skrev åt stats- och regeringscheferna för att fokusera diskussionen vid Europeiska rådet. Herdabrevet, Issues Paper (den 29 februari 2012), inleddes g...
Näin Van Rompuy paimensi EU-maiden johtajia NEW
Eurooppaoikeus 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Tämän blogikirjoituksen omistan Rovaniemellä Arktista puskurikapasiteettia puhkuvalle Antti Liikkaselle, joka oitis oivalsi Van Rompuyn mestarinäytteen.Puheenjohtaja Herman Van Rompuyn kirje EU-maiden johtajille pohjautui siis vankkaan asiakirja-...
Mitä Van Rompuy kertoi Eurooppa-neuvostolle? NEW
Eurooppaoikeus 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Kirjoittaessani Herman Van Rompuyn uudelleenvalinnasta Eurooppa-neuvoston puheenjohtajaksi ja valinnasta eurohuippukokousten puheenjohtajaksi arvostelin sitä, että puheenjohtajan kirjettä valtioiden ja hallitusten päämiehille kasvusta ja työlli...
EU2020 from failure to action NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The heads of state or government reminded themselves of the comprehensive Europe 2020 growth strategy. In the European Council 1-2 March 2012 conclusions (EUCO 4/12, available in 23 languages) they assessed their own work to date: 3. However, efforts...
Breathing life into EU2020 necessary for growth, competitiveness and employment NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
After the European Council (EUCO) summary we noted a few key points in the intergovernmental Treaty on stability, coordination and governance in the economic and monetary union (TSCG, ”fiscal compact”) before discussing that the national leaders...
Tillväxt utan pengar kräver EU2020-reformer NEW
Grahnblawg 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Hour, 34 Minutes ago
Efter inledningen i slutsatserna och reformfrontens bemödanden att sätta fyr under pannan övergåg vi till de hörnstenar Europeiska rådet lade för att återgå till ekonomisk tillväxt, återvinna konkurrenskraft och återvända till bättre sy...
European digital agendas: Flanders in Belgium NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Last autumn I discussed the Digital Agenda for Europe, and I asked readers for information about corresponding information and communication (ICT) policy strategies at national level in the member states of the European Union (especially in English o...
How can we make Europe more competitive? NEW
Debating Europe 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 18 Minutes ago
The question of how to make Europe more “competitive” has come up several times on Debating Europe. Some of you blame the Euro for creating “massive imbalances in terms of competitiveness” between EU member-states (and suggest...
What is the EU doing for growth and jobs? NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 7 Months, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The European Council has repeatedly endorsed and called for a Digital Single Market, as well as other growth reforms. This quote comes from the conclusions 9 December 2011 (EUCO 139/11; page 1, point 2): Recalling the key priority areas for growth it...
Pohjoismaita NEW
Alex Stubb blogi (FI) 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 20 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Tiistaina vierailin Pohjola-Nordenin seminaarissa, jonka aiheena oli pohjoismainen malli ja kilpailukyky. Paikalla oli noin 600 seminaariosallistujaa. Puhuin pohjoismaisesta mallista muutospaineen alla. Korostin, että pohjoismainen malli on edelleen...
Fem råd till ett Europa i behov av nytt ledarskap – gästkrönika i BT NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Vi lever i en tid då det spelar roll vilka beslut som fattas och därmed också vilka som fattar besluten. Det är enkelt att se att Europa är i en djup kris och kräver ett nytt ledarskap. Plötsligt är inte … Läs mer →...
Är man optimist ser man hur mycket som kan göras NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Samtidigt som ansträngningarna för att utveckla europeisk konkurrenskraft är ett övergripande mål för EU och för medlemsstater har jag i dag tvingats yrka på att det nya förslaget till energieffektivisering ska avvisas. Inte för att det int...
Vilsna ledare NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Det är slående hur många politiska ledare som agerar som om världen fortfarande såg ut som den gjorde för 20 år sedan. Då var Västeuropa och USA de ledande ekonomierna och också ledande i det internationella samfundet, balanserande mot sovj...
Finland: Tillväxt, sysselsättning och konkurrenskraft NEW
Grahnblawg 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Verkställighetsplanen för regeringsprogrammet i Finland lyfte inte upp it-politiken bland regeringens strategiska projekt. Med undantag för den elektroniska förvaltningen såg vi varken förädlade målsättningar eller höjda ambitioner i regeri...
Europe's Digital Competitiveness Report 2010 NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Competitiveness is as important as sustainable public finances for the member states of the European Union. Indeed, growth and jobs are key to higher revenue, less expenditure and better budget balance. Information and communication technology (ICT)...
Stabilitet och EU2020-reformer i Finland NEW
Grahnblawg 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 1 Minute ago
Vad gör statsminister Jyrki Katainens sexpartiregering och kommunikationsminister Krista Kiuru? I går tog vi oss en titt på hur IT-politiken behandlades i regeringsprogrammet i Finland. Nu tar vi ett kliv framåt genom att se närmare på hur stab...
Tietoyhteiskunta: Voivatko EU ja Suomi oppia Ruotsilta? NEW
Eurooppaoikeus 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Ruotsi on vahvistamassa viralliseksi tavoitteeksi maailman ykkössijan digitalisoinnin hyödyntämisessä. Suomen hallitusohjelma on tavoitteiden osalta pyöreämpi. On siis syytä jatkaa Ruotsin talousarvioehdotuksen ja digitaalisen agendan lukemist...
Tietoyhteiskunta Suomi: Viestinnän kärkimaa? NEW
Eurooppaoikeus 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 19 Minutes ago
Olen lueskellut pääministeri Jyrki Kataisen hallituksen ohjelmaa (22.6.2011) Suomen tieto- ja viestintätekniikan (TVT) kehityksen ja maamme kilpailukyvyn kannalta. Hallituksen syntyaikoihin Petteri Järvinen ei blogissaan ollut kovinkaan vakuuttun...
Ruotsin digitaalinen agenda: tavoitteena maailmanmestaruus NEW
Eurooppaoikeus 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Heti IT-strategian julkistamisen jälkeen mainitsin Ruotsin uuden digitaalisen agendan ja äsken tarjoilin alkupaloja. Nyt jatkan Ruotsin elinkeinoministeriön (Näringsdepartementet) 6. lokakuuta 2011 julkaiseman kansallisen tietoyhteiskuntaohjelma...
EU2020 and Digital Agenda roundup: innovative and competitive Europe? NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Is Europe becoming more innovative and competitive, or is the EU in irreversible decline? Far too few seem to care. My latest blog posts in Finnish, Swedish and English have presented and discussed aspects of the Europe 2020 growth strategy (EU2020...
From counterfeiting and piracy to real competitiveness NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 7 Minutes ago
A short while ago I wrote a series of blog posts about the controversies regarding the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA): IPR trade protection: ACTA controversy Innovation and competitiveness Then, I turned to innovation, competitivenes...
Denmark: Competitiveness challenges NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
After Productive and sustainable Denmark as seen by the World Economic Forum (WEF), we look at what Denmark has planned in order to become even more innovative and competitive, in line with the aims of Europe 2020 strategy (EU2020) for smart, sustain...
Productive and sustainable Denmark NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Three magic words: competitiveness, productivity, prosperity. Studying innovative and competitive independent countries, or states of the USA, much of the Europe 2020 growth strategy (EU2020) is about learning from the best. Before turning to the WEF...
EU2020: Learning from the best NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
After the series about the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), I reported the publication of a new Digital Agenda for Sweden and then took a first look at policy outcomes in Denmark in the light of the competitiveness, growth a...
EU2020 and WEF: Competitiveness NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Just as the Europe 2020 strategy (EU2020) aims for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the World Economic Forum (WEF) is increasingly trying to actually measure or assess ”quality growth”, especially sustainable growth. The 527 pages of the...
A Digital Agenda for Sweden NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 59 Minutes ago
On 6 October 2011 the government published an integrated IT strategy inspired by the Digital Agenda for Europe 2010-2020, which is a part of the EU2020 growth strategy: A Digital Agenda for Sweden. In English we find the government newletter: Sweden...
Digitaalinen agenda vie Ruotsin maailman ykkösmaaksi? NEW
Eurooppaoikeus 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 50 Minutes ago
Eurooppa 2020 on Euroopan unionin ja jäsenmaiden strategia joka tähtää älykkääseen, kestävään ja osallistavaan kasvuun. Digitaalinen agenda on yksi EU2020-strategian seitsemästä lippulaivahankkeesta.Tieto- ja viestintätekniikan sekä ICT...
EU reforms: Emulate Sweden! NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The blog post Sweden in Europe: Carl Bildt and Anders Borg stress EU unity presented some views of two Swedish government ministers about the future of the European Union and how to overcome the financial and economic crisis. One of the reasons to...
European Central Bank offers economic policy advice NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Eurozone woes seem to be going nowhere, but there are different angles regarding the causes and remedies. The blog post Economic policy making becomes challenging mentioned the latest reports from the European Commission: Directorate-General for Econ...
Will the Real Barroso Please Stand Up! NEW
Trade Matters - ECIPE Global Economy Blog 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
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Pressmeddelande: Gör EU till världens största marknad NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
– Vår främsta utmaning är inte att garantera finansieringen av skuldbördan utan att skapa tillväxt som ger minskade underskott och skulder. Det kräver ansvarsfull budgetpolitik och tillväxtreformer i varje land. – På EU-nivån måste vi s...
Prebudimo Slovenijo v novo razvojno paradigmo azijskega stoletja NEW
Turkov čas-opis 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
V prihodnjih dneh me čakajo nastopi na: sreda: Europe-Asia Policy Forum četrtek: Slovenija pred vrati nove razvojne paradigme petek: The Future of Global Trade and Industry - What Next for the World and Slovenia? sobota: Prebudimo Slovenijo. Iz...
Skuldkrisen kräver reformer NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Det blir den europeiska skuldkrisen fördjupas dag för dag. I dag står frågorna om Greklands akuta situation i förgrunden samtidigt som det finns en viss uppgivenhet om möjligheten att landet ska kunna undvika en konkurs. Det i sin tur ökar ...
WEF: PIIGS competitiveness rankings NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Thinking about the long term prospects for the eurozone and its members. The World Economic Forum offers us fresh insight. The Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012 rankings for the so called PIIGS are (out of 142 countries and territories): Portuga...
Pressmeddelande: Tillväxt är det enda som kan ta Europa ur krisen NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
- Skärpta budgetregler och reformer som öppnar upp för mer dynamiska marknader och ekonomisk tillväxt. Det är den enda långsiktiga möjligheten för Europa att ta sig ur den nuvarande krisen. Det säger Gunnar Hökmark (m), ledamot av Europapar...
Det måste handla om tillväxt NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
I ekonomiska utskottet om krisens hantering, med presentationer av Jean-Claude Juncker, Olli Rehn och den polske finansministern Jacek Rostowski. Noterbart är att diskussionen mer handlar om hur man ska få marknaderna att inte göra som man gör &#...
Det är inte banken som löser problemen NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Världens blickar sägs just nu vara riktade mot Jackson Hole i Wyoming, USA, där centralbankschefer från hela världen är samlade till ett seminarium för att bland annat lyssna på den amerikanska centralbankens chef Ben Bernanke. Kanske är det...
Expressen: Tulipanaroser stoppar inga kollapser NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
En finansiell transaktionsskatt hjälper vare sig mot skuldkrisen eller Europas försvagade konkurrenskraft. Tvärtom demonstrerar förslaget nu samma felaktiga fokus på reformer som har under lång tid har bidragit till att inte har fattat de beslu...
Bättre med tillväxtreformer än nya skatter NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Det fransk-tyska toppmötet mellan Merkel och Sarkozy blev mer inriktat på funderingar kring hur EU ska förändras och ledas än på konkreta förslag om motverkar krisen och ger tillväxt. Och det är i viss mån det som i dag är … Läs mer...
Konkurrenskraften och eurokrisen väcker frågor NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
De senaste inläggen i EU2020-strategins och den digitala agendans kölvatten berörde konkurrenskraften (i kunskapssamhället). Dem publicerade jag på Grahnlaw Suomi Finland ”European ICT competitiveness roundup” och på Grahnlaw ”Wealth of N...