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Making antitrust work for, not against, gig workers and the self-employed

Policymakers should act to deal with labour-market concentration trends that potentially harm workers, especially gig workers and the self-employed. By: Georgios Petropoulos Date: October 11, 2021 Topic: Digital economy and innovation In late September, the Chair of United States Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, urged Congress to consider passing legislation to ensure gig workers who organise do not fall foul of antitrust laws. The European Union has already taken some steps...

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Europe’s Apollo 11 will not be about the moon

The European Green Deal has an ambitious double target to “reconcile the economy with the planet” and to become Europe’s “new growth strategy”.“This is Europe’s ‘man on the moon’ moment.” These are the bold words used by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen 11 days into her job as she presented her plan for a ‘European Green Deal’ aimed at creating the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.The plan includes 50 ideas, spanning from carbon pricing to green investments, from just...

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Promoting sustainable and inclusive growth and convergence in the European Union

This speech was delivered by Guntram Wolff at the Informal ECOFIN Meeting in Bucharest on 5 April 2019. By: Guntram B. Wolff Date: April 8, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance This speech, based on the Policy Contribution by Maria Demertzis, André Sapir and Guntram Wolff, was delivered by Guntram Wolff at the Informal ECOFIN Meeting in Bucharest on 5 April 2019.

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Promoting sustainable and inclusive growth and convergence in the European Union

This Policy Contribution was written for the Informal ECOFIN Meeting, Bucharest, 5 April 2019. The authors look at the EU’s economic agenda, discussing the priorities for the next five years. The European Union can look ahead at the next five years from a good economic position. Employment is comparatively high, the recovery has been uninterrupted for several years and income inequality remains less pronounced than elsewhere in the world. But the EU faces nevertheless formidable...

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Economic benefits of the Digital Single Market

Challenges and opportunities for the EU digital single market At this event, we looked into the progress made towards achieving the main priorities for strengthening the digital single market, the opportunities and the challenges at EU level. Speakers: Andrus Ansip, George Christou, Jakub Boratyński, Christian Borggreen, Adina Claici, Maria Demertzis, Roland Doll, Lie Junius, Thomas Kramler, Patrick Legros, J. Scott Marcus, David Martin Ruiz, Eva Maydell, Georgios...

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Inclusive Europe: a journey towards integration

How has immigration become an essential part of the EU? What incentives should be made to encourage EU intra-mobility? Why and how should we proceed to foster refugees' inclusion in the EU? Zsolt Darvas and Manu Bhardwaj of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth discuss the future of migration within the EU. By: The Sound of Economics Date: December 14, 2017 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Senior Bruegel fellow...

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Why is it so hard to reach the EU’s ‘poverty’ target?

Policy Contribution The ‘poverty’ target set by the European Commission aims to lift “over 20 million people out of poverty” between 2008 and 2020 in the EU27. Progress to date against this target has been disappointing. Why is it so hard to reach the Europe 2020 ‘poverty’ target? What does the poverty indicator actually measure? By: Zsolt Darvas Date: January 19, 2017 inclusive growthinequalitysocial welfareEuropean Macroeconomics &...

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Explaining inequality

Is technological progress behind growing income inequality? Zsolt Darvas argues increased automation is only part of the explanation. There is a growing awareness that income inequality has increased in a number of developed countries. The lucky ones, with high levels of accumulated wealth, assets and top incomes, earn more and more, while those who are at the bottom of the income distribution increasingly see little opportunity for increased spending, buying a house of their own, or...

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Income inequality has been falling in the EU

The properly measured EU-wide Gini coefficient of disposable income inequality shows that inequality in the EU as whole declined in 1994-2008, after which it remained broadly stable. However, within the EU, there are large differences in income inequality which require policy action. How has income inequality evolved among the citizens of the 28 current EU members? Lacking correct official statistics, I have estimated the EU-wide Gini coefficient using a method which is very precise, as...

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