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The Single Market as a Driver of Investment in Europe

As we celebrate the EU Single Market’s 25th anniversary, it is important to take stock of the enviable economic growth and welfare it has brought to Europe, while also acknowledging that new areas need to be prioritised so that the Single Market can remain fit for purpose in the 21st century. Furthermore, sustaining higher rates of investment and improving the business environment in complementarity to the Single Market is an integral part of the EU’s ambitious Investment Plan for Europe – widely...
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EIB AND ICO: EUR 800m to support micro-enterprises and the self-employed

The aim of this new agreement is to provide financing on favourable terms for small projects Ensuring that credit reaches entrepreneurs and young people wanting to turn their ideas into a business is the objective behind the agreement signed between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO). The EIB will provide EUR 400m to ICO, which will in turn contribute an additional EUR 400m of its own, meaning that the financing volume available to micro-enterprises (with...
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Plenary highlights: car emissions, online TV, Romania, future of Europe

Cleaner cars, more European films on streaming services and concerns about the state of rule of law were among the highlight of this week’s plenary session. New cars from 2030 onward should emit 40% less CO2 than in 2021 and at least 35% of them should be electric or hybrid, MEPs proposed on Wednesday. On Tuesday Parliament approved new EU audiovisual media services rules that will better protect children and support European productions. That same day MEPs voted in favour of cancelling €70 million in pre-accession funds to Turkey, saying...
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Share EU & UN pledge to work for a “safer and better world”

In a joint statement the European Union and United Nations have expressed their determination to further strengthen their cooperation. "At a time of unprecedented and pressing global challenges, the United Nations and the European Union continue to engage together as positive forces for change to promote and renew full commitment to multilateralism and a rules-based global order, in line with their respective mandates, and to work closely for stability and prosperity to promote a safer and better world for...
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Opening of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly

The EU is hosting a number of flagship events in the margins of the General Assembly and EU representatives have a full agenda of high-level debates  President Jean-Claude Juncker, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will together with European Council President Donald Tusk attend today the opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. In the side-lines, President Juncker, accompanied by Commissioner Hahn, will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze. Yesterday, President Juncker - at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the United...
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Bill Rhodes: Beware of Emerging Markets

by Bill Rhodes, President and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC and author of Banker to the World: Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Finance Don’t be fooled. The high levels of volatility in emerging markets and sharp, sporadic pressures on a range of currencies, including those of Argentina, Mexico and Turkey, which holds elections on Sunday, are the opening salvos in a new period of mounting risks and uncertainties. The tensions and challenges in developing economies that will...
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Investment Plan for Europe Update

The European Fund for Strategic Investments #EFSI has mobilised €335 billion in additional investment across the EU since July 2015. It has supported at least 750,000 jobs in the EU.     More results here.   EFSI in the Research, Development and Innovation sector Sustained investment is required to turn research and development into innovation. Investing in research is a priority for the EU and the Investment Plan for Europe has been instrumental in supporting research-related projects across Europe. On average, around a quarter of Investment Plan...
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Governor Cuomo Announces New U.S. Climate Alliance Initiatives to Mark One-Year Anniversary of President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Global Paris Climate Accord

U.S. Climate Alliance Initiatives Draw on New York State's Leadership in Combatting Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Reforming the Energy Vision Initiative, and Nation's Largest Green Bank New Commitments Include Reducing 'Super Pollutants,' Expanding Clean Energy Financing, Storing Carbon in Landscapes, and Softening the Negative Impact of Federal Solar Tariffs U.S. Climate Alliance States Remain on Track to Meet Their Share of U.S. Paris Agreement Target for at Least 25% Emissions Reductions by 2025 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today marked the one-year anniversary...

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