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Tailor-Made Support for SMEs towards Effective Implementation of the EU’s Trade and Investment Strategy

02-05-2016

A Workshop on Tailor-made support for SMEs towards effective implementation of the EU's trade and investment strategy took place in the European Parliament on 17 February 2016. Professor Blackburn gave an analysis on SME internationalisation and policy interventions, and representatives of SMEs shared their experiences in this field.

A Workshop on Tailor-made support for SMEs towards effective implementation of the EU's trade and investment strategy took place in the European Parliament on 17 February 2016. Professor Blackburn gave an analysis on SME internationalisation and policy interventions, and representatives of SMEs shared their experiences in this field.

One Year to Go: The Debate over China's Market Economy Status (MES) Heats Up

17-12-2015

Market economy status (MES) – a technical term used in antidumping investigations – has come to the top of the international agenda, bringing heated discussions on whether or not China will soon be granted this status. China argues that its WTO accession documents foresee an automatic acquisition of MES after 11 December 2016. Yet for many other WTO members, the text in question – Section 15 of China's Protocol of Accession – is subject to interpretation. The issue is sensitive for a number of reasons ...

Market economy status (MES) – a technical term used in antidumping investigations – has come to the top of the international agenda, bringing heated discussions on whether or not China will soon be granted this status. China argues that its WTO accession documents foresee an automatic acquisition of MES after 11 December 2016. Yet for many other WTO members, the text in question – Section 15 of China's Protocol of Accession – is subject to interpretation. The issue is sensitive for a number of reasons. Legally, the EU must ensure that its rules are compatible with the WTO's. But the economic aspects are complex – and potentially substantial for significant sectors of the Union's economy. The EU's ability to level the playing field for its own industrial products and imports from China depends on its ability to offset unfairly low prices of 'dumped' Chinese imports; the antidumping instruments the Union deploys to this end depend on China's MES. The issue also has political ramifications, and may well affect the Union's relationship with other countries. In general, the EU would benefit from a more elaborated assessment than has yet been undertaken, from the input of the European Parliament, and from a more coordinated approach with major trading partners.

The minimum wage: A motor for growth or a brake on the economy?

23-09-2015

Setting minimum wages are a direct way for governments to influence wage levels. Even though they are one of the most analysed and debated topics in economics, their impact on (un-)employment, growth and poverty remains ambiguous. For some experts, the rise of minimum wages will lead to job losses, as it increases the cost of labour. Others argue that minimum wages not only prevent the creation of a 'working poor' class, but create jobs by increasing employee purchasing power. The empirical evidence ...

Setting minimum wages are a direct way for governments to influence wage levels. Even though they are one of the most analysed and debated topics in economics, their impact on (un-)employment, growth and poverty remains ambiguous. For some experts, the rise of minimum wages will lead to job losses, as it increases the cost of labour. Others argue that minimum wages not only prevent the creation of a 'working poor' class, but create jobs by increasing employee purchasing power. The empirical evidence from OECD countries does not provide a clear answer. Over recent years, the focus of the debate has switched from the macro-economic effects to the social dimension of minimum wages. A statutory minimum wage is increasingly considered a useful tool to ensure fair wages and social inclusion. The international financial crisis widened the gap on minimum wage levels between many Member States. At the same time, it gave new momentum to the debate on 'just' minimum wages, low wage immigration and a harmonised minimum wage rate for all Member States. The idea of combining minimum wages with fiscal policy measures such as tax relief, earned income tax credits or additional income support provisions to increase low paid employees' incomes is a subject for further discussion. The European Parliament (EP) has adopted several resolutions against 'in work poverty' and social exclusion over recent years. The minimum wage is increasingly considered to be a tool which ensures fair wages and social inclusion.

The ECB and the financial crisis: Rigid theory vs a pragmatic approach

16-07-2015

The European Central Bank's (ECB) main objective is stable inflation in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). During the financial crisis, the ECB decided to face the economic slump by, amongst other actions, increasing and then decreasing interest rates and the money supply. In addition, it launched a quantitative easing (QE) programme which aims to stabilise some Member State economies. The ECB's monetary decisions evoked mixed reactions in the euro area and triggered a debate on the relevance ...

The European Central Bank's (ECB) main objective is stable inflation in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). During the financial crisis, the ECB decided to face the economic slump by, amongst other actions, increasing and then decreasing interest rates and the money supply. In addition, it launched a quantitative easing (QE) programme which aims to stabilise some Member State economies. The ECB's monetary decisions evoked mixed reactions in the euro area and triggered a debate on the relevance of price stability, austerity and deficit spending. The ECB's monetary policy is broadly in line with Monetarist economic theory, according to which, changes in money supply are the main determining factor for business fluctuation – in both a positive and a negative sense. During the crisis, however, the very different Keynesian economic model – notably increasing public spending and fiscal policy measures to stimulate the economy – experienced a revival. Beyond the debate on the right theories and their practical application in combating economic downturn, the ECB demonstrated more pragmatism than before the crisis by, for example, adjusting and expanding its toolkit. The ECB, along with some experts, argue that only the combination of monetary and fiscal measures can end deflation and recession in the EMU.

Banking Union - Stylised Approach

15-10-2013

This graph on the Banking Union set-up was produced by Policy Department A of the European Parliament in close cooperation with the ECON Secretariat for the Committee on Economy and Monetary Affairs. It is based on publicly available information and is provided for information purposes only. The overview may be updated if needed to take further developments into account.

This graph on the Banking Union set-up was produced by Policy Department A of the European Parliament in close cooperation with the ECON Secretariat for the Committee on Economy and Monetary Affairs. It is based on publicly available information and is provided for information purposes only. The overview may be updated if needed to take further developments into account.

Common Intervention Policies: Towards the Model of a 'Policy Area'

01-11-2003

This paper examines and analyses Common Agricultural Policy, The Common Fisheries Policy as well as the Cohesion and Structural Funds Policies, and looks at the future perspectives for the common intervention policies, including the possible effects of EU enlargement.

This paper examines and analyses Common Agricultural Policy, The Common Fisheries Policy as well as the Cohesion and Structural Funds Policies, and looks at the future perspectives for the common intervention policies, including the possible effects of EU enlargement.

Foreign Direct Investment and its Impact on Developing Countries

01-07-2002

The report analyses the main critical factors linked to the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries, with particular emphasis on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The effect of inward investment in these countries touches on a wide range of issues, both in terms of approach to the problem of development and policy strategy.

The report analyses the main critical factors linked to the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries, with particular emphasis on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The effect of inward investment in these countries touches on a wide range of issues, both in terms of approach to the problem of development and policy strategy.

Εξωτερικός συντάκτης

Roberta Benini, François de Bruyn and Julia Culver-Hopper (Nomisma S.p.A., Bologna, Italy)

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