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Progressive Economy

Rehn to go head-to-head with S&Ds on saving Europe's economy

For the second time, and just two weeks after the publication of the European Commission's forecasts, the Progressive Economy* will present its alternative forecasts and economic recommendations...
EU budget crisis threatens Europe’s interests” say S&D Euro MPs

S&D Euro MPs give green light to EU Budget 2014-2020, but with little enthusiasm

S&D Euro MPs today approved the EU budget for 2014-2020, following many years of intense discussions. S&D Group president Hannes Swoboda said: "We are not very excited but our rapporteur,...
Hannes swoboda

Swoboda: "Commission’s obsession with fiscal targets is failing the European people"

Commissioner Olli Rehn today presented the European Commission's assessments of the compliance of member states' budget plans with the criteria of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) Hannes Swoboda,...
The independent Annual Growth Survey

Swoboda on European Semester: "Can't strengthen an imaginary recovery"

The European Commission today adopted its Annual Growth Survey as part of the European Semester of economic policy coordination, defining as its main challenge 'how to sustain the recovery that is...
economic forecast for the European Union and the eurozone GDP

Swoboda on Commission economic forecast: "Recovery has been postponed – again"

The European Commission today presented its economic forecast for the European Union and the eurozone. Real GDP growth is expected to level out at 0.0% in 2013, barely avoiding a return to recession...
Rethinking education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes

EU budget 2014: S&D Euro MPs want more funds for growth and jobs

S&D Euro MPs today voted to reinstate funds for growth and job creation that the Council cut from the draft EU budget for 2014. S&D Group negotiator Eider Gardiazábal said: "The Council of...
special committee on organised crime, corruption and money laundering

European Commission and governments must step up fight against organised crime

The European Socialists and Democrats today in Strasbourg backed a breakthrough set of proposals to step up the fight against mafias and corruption, as the European Parliament's special committee...