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Workers in 7 EU countries worse off today than 8 years ago

European Trade Union Institute and European Trade Union Confederation, (2017), "Workers in 7 EU countries worse off today than 8 years ago", 13 Μαρτίου Workers are still not feeling economic recovery: wages are lower now than they were eight years ago in seven EU member states, according to new research published today by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). The research also shows that in …Read More

Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe: People, Places and Policies

Leceta, Manuel, Renda, Andrea, Konnola, Totti, Simonelli, Felice, (2017), "Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe: People, Places and Policies", Report of a CEPS Task Force, 22 Φεβρουαρίου This report sets out the elements for the design of a streamlined and future-proof policy on innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe. It is the result of a collective effort led by CEPS, which formed a Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the EU, …Read More

Building common ground: Towards strategic migration and refugee policies in Europe

Bertoncini, Yves, De Geus, Aart, Niblett, Robin, Styczynska, Izabela, Gastaldo, Piero, Kosonen, Mikko, Santos Silva, Artur, B. Wolff, Guntram, (2016), "Building common ground: Towards strategic migration and refugee policies in Europe", Bruegel, 6 Δεκεμβρίου This conference declaration was signed on 22 November 2016 at the occasion of the second annual Vision Europe Summit in Lisbon. The signatories are leaders from the eight think tanks and foundations convening the Vision Europe Summit. The record numbers of refugees arriving …Read More

Society at a Glance 2016 - OECD Social Indicators

OECD, (2016), "Society at a Glance 2016 - OECD Social Indicators", OECD Publishing, 5 Οκτωβρίου This is the eighth edition of Society at a Glance, the biennial OECD overview of social indicators. This report addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. It updates some indicators included in the previous editions published since 2001 and introduces several new ones, with 25 indicators in total. It includes …Read More

The politics and policies of welfare chauvinism under the economic crisis

Suvi Keskinen, Ov Cristian Norocel, Martin Bak Jørgensen, (2016), "The politics and policies of welfare chauvinism under the economic crisis", Critical Social Policy, August The ongoing economic crisis that emerged in the wake of the global recession in 2008, and was followed by the more recent crisis of the Eurozone, has introduced new themes and remoulded old ways of approaching the welfare state, immigration, national belonging and racism in Northern …Read More

Is there such a thing as "Social Europe"?

Fernandes, Sofia,  Rinaldi, David, (2016), "Is there such a thing as "Social Europe"?", Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute, 6 Σεπτεμβρίου Although the EU developed a “Social Europe”, the economic crisis and public debt has caused an imbalance between the social and economic dimensions of the European project. In this tribune, the authors start with a brief discussion on the construction of the social acquis in order to answer the following questions: Why must Social Europe …Read More

The EU Convergence Machine at Work. To the Benefit of the EU's Poorest Citizens?

Goedemé, Tim, Collado, Diego, (2016), "The EU Convergence Machine at Work. To the Benefit of the EU's Poorest Citizens?", Journal of Common Market Studies, 6 Απριλίου Social cohesion in the EU (European Union) is usually assessed on the basis of GDP per capita and relative poverty rates. These indicators show that the ‘European convergence machine’ led to greater social cohesion between old and new Member States (EU-15 and NMS) until the onset of …Read More

Collective social rights under the strain of monetary union

Rödl, Florian, Callsen, Raphaël, (2016), "Collective social rights under the strain of monetary union", ETUI This report examines in depth the legality of the measures taken by the European Union, alongside the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in the wake of the financial and debt crisis. Beginning with a factual presentation of the European Union’s post-crisis agenda, which has focused on a flexible, productivity-based wage policy, …Read More

From brain drain to brain circulation: How labour mobility can help less developed European regions

Crescenzi, Riccardo, Holman, Nancy, Orrù, Enrico, (2016), "From brain drain to brain circulation: How labour mobility can help less developed European regions", LSE Europpblog, 29 Ιουλίου One of the potential problems created by the free movement of people is that skilled workers are drawn toward more developed areas, undermining the development of their own regions. As Riccardo Crescenzi, Nancy Holman and Enrico Orrù write, this process, commonly referred to as ‘brain drain’, can present a …Read More

An Economic Take on the Refugee Crisis

European Commission, (2016), "An Economic Take on the Refugee Crisis", European Commission, Institutional Paper 033, Ιούλιος Europe is facing an unprecedented surge in the number of asylum seekers and refugees. These flows have put considerable strain on public authorities in several Member States. From a purely macroeconomic point of view, the impact appears moderate, stemming in the short term from increased public spending and, over time, a slight rise in labour …Read More

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