Archive pour octobre 2010

Europe and Latin America Fighting Fraud Together

Samedi 30 octobre 2010

OLAF/10/13 Brussels/Panama City, 29 October 2010 Promoting good financial governance and fighting fraud and corruption affecting public funds was the focus of a three-day regional conference that came to a close today in Panama City….

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Flash estimate - October 2010 Euro area inflation estimated at 1.9%

Samedi 30 octobre 2010

STAT/10/163 29 October 2010 Euro area1 annual inflation2 is expected to be 1.9% in October 2010 according to a flash estimate issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. It was 1….

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September 2010 Euro area unemployment rate at 10.1% EU27 at 9.6%

Samedi 30 octobre 2010

STAT/10/162 29 October 2010 The euro area1 (EA16) seasonally-adjusted2 unemployment rate3 was 10.1% in September 2010, compared with 10.0% in August4. It was 9.8% in September 2009. The EU271 unemployment rate was 9….

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The social economy is promoted by the Belgian Presidency of the European Union

Vendredi 29 octobre 2010

The conference entitled The Social Economy and Europe 2020 took place on 27 and 28 October 2010. This is the Belgian Presidency of the European Union ; in collaboration with the regions, the European organizations and the sector in charge of the social economy ; which highlighted the key role that the social economy sector must embody at European level as regard achieving the 2020 EU Strategy .

The social economy accounts for over 10% of companies Europe-wide and for over 11 million stable jobs. In Belgium, the social economy sector has 929 companies with 12 156 salaried employees. The social value added by the social economy clearly contributes to the creation of new jobs and to economic development.
In addition, Philippe Courard, the Secretary of State for Social Integration and the Fight Against Poverty emphasised that the social economy provides answers with respect to the inclusion of disadvantaged groups and, more precisely, in terms of active inclusion, training and the integration of vulnerable groups. A policy of support for the social economy therefore strengthens actions to fight poverty.
The social economy seeks to implement a more balanced social and economic development model that promotes bridges between groups that are disadvantaged on the labour market. Among the recommendations supported by the Conference, Secretary of State Philippe Courard insisted on three priorities:
The social economy-sustainable development link, given the development prospects this sector provides for the social economy
The social economy sector’s need for access to the legal and financial support indispensable for its development
The efforts required to provide greater visibility and recognition to the social economy.
By backing and supporting these recommendations in the name of the Trio, the Belgian Presidency intends to convey a strong political message by inviting Member States and European Union institutions and bodies to work for greater recognition for the actors of the social economy and to give this sector the resources needed for its development and growth.
Secretary of State Philippe Courard invited the Hungarian Presidency, in particular, to ensure continuity and follow-up of these recommendations both with the Member States and with the European institutions.

The European Union has met the social partners for closer cooperation and better governance

Vendredi 29 octobre 2010

The Presidents of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy and Council of the European Union, who is currently the Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme, met October 28, 2010, representatives of workers and European employers in the Tripartite Social Summit. This summit focused on the economic reform program and on economic governance. How should the Europe 2020 Strategy lead to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, to job creation, as well as to social cohesion, fairness and to maintaining the European social model? It is on this very issue that the discussions focussed.

The prime ministers of the future presidencies Orban and Tusk, Belgian Employment minister Milquet and Laszlo Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion were also present.

President Barroso said that Europe was re-injecting confidence in its capacity to redress our economy in a smart, sustainable and inclusive way and that great strides to reform financial supervision and regulation had been made. He said that the European Commission had been putting in place a new economic governance and had adopted a common economic strategy that included the re-launch of the Single Market as its most important engine for growth and jobs. MR Barroso also declared that learning the lessons of the crisis had been possible only collectively, in close partnership between the institutions and with the European social partners. HE added that the Commission remained firmly committed to continue social dialogue to find the right solutions for our European model of society also in the future.

Addressing the European social partners, Laszlo Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion underlined that the situation for young people and those trying to find a job was particularly severe and that we needed a collective response to get them back into work or find a first job. He said he was confident that if this meeting stakeholders could make this day’s political statements a reality and ensure a stronger social dimension to their efforts, they would make progress.

The European social partners (ETUC, BUSINESSEUROPE, CEEP and UEAPME) were generally supportive of the Commission’s Europe 2020 strategy, economic governance reform and the ideas to re-launch the Single Market as an engine of growth and jobs and called for their continued implication in turning them into practice.. All agreed on the need for cooperation in implementing the Europe 2020 strategy, with a closer involvement of social partners and a strong social dimension in future EU policies.

Background

The Tripartite Social Summit meets twice a year, ahead of the spring and autumn European Councils. It is an important opportunity for an exchange of views between the social partners, the Commission and the heads of government and employment ministers of the current and subsequent two Council Presidencies.

Cohesion policy supports economic recovery

Vendredi 29 octobre 2010

The European Commission has published the 25th of October 2010 a report which states that the political cohesion of the European Union plays an important role in responding to the economic crisis issues.

Reforms approved in 2008 and 2009 have boosted the take-up of EU Structural Funds, with more than 27% of the funding available for the 2007-2013 period (€93 billion) already allocated to specific projects. EU support is helping to improve access to finance for small businesses, and providing active labour market measures targeted at groups affected by the crisis. Although the report notes progress in some areas, it highlights the need to accelerate project implementation in the rail sector, energy, environment, the digital economy and social inclusion.

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docoffic/2007/working/economic_crisis_sec20101291.pdf

August 2010 compared with July 2010 Industrial new orders up by 5.3% in euro area Up by 3.6% in EU27

Vendredi 29 octobre 2010

STAT/10/158 25 October 2010 In August 2010 compared with July 2010, the euro area1 (EA16) industrial new orders index2 rose by 5.3%. In July3 the index fell by 1.8%. In the EU271, new orders increased by 3….

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Unemployment in the EU27 in 2009 Regional unemployment rates ranged from 2.1% in Zeeland to 27.1% in Réunion

Vendredi 29 octobre 2010

STAT/10/159 27 October 2010 Regional unemployment rates1 varied widely across the EU27 in 2009, from 2.1% in the region of Zeeland in the Netherlands, to 27.1% in Réunion, a French Overseas Department….

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Quarterly Sector Accounts: second quarter of 2010 Business investment rate up to 20.4% in the euro area and 19.9% in the EU27 Business profit share up to 38.3% and 37.7% respectively

Vendredi 29 octobre 2010

STAT/10/161 28 October 2010 In the second quarter of 2010, in both the euro area (EA16) and the EU27, the seasonally adjusted business investment rate and profit share grew compared with the previous quarter….

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Quarterly Sector Accounts: second quarter of 2010 Household saving rate down to 14.3% in the euro area and 12.1% in the EU27 Household real disposable income fell by 0.3% in the euro area

Vendredi 29 octobre 2010

STAT/10/160 28 October 2010 In the second quarter of 2010, in both the euro area (EA16) and the EU27, the seasonally adjusted household saving rate continued to decrease while the household investment rate recovered slightly….

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