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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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Winners and losers of energy and climate policy – How can the costs be redistributed?

Sustainable finance Bruegel Annual Meetings, Day 3 - In this session on the final day of the Meetings, our panelists will discuss the future of finance and its sustainability. Speakers: Maria Demertzis, Alberto De Paoli, Pierre Heilbronn and Alexandra Jour-Schroeder Topic: Energy & Climate, Finance & Financial Regulation Location: Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels Date: September 3, 2021

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For remote work to work, new ground rules are needed

The pandemic has shown workers and employers that another way to work is possible. The European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid work. By: Mario Mariniello Date: September 23, 2021 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy This piece is forthcoming in Il Sole 24 Ore and El Economista. With all its tragic burden, the pandemic has also been a unique experiment that has challenged accepted norms. Before the pandemic, 85% of European workers had never before...

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A Safety Net for the Green Economy

Fit for 55 marks Europe’s climate moment of truth With Fit for 55, Europe is the global first mover in turning a long-term net-zero goal into real-world policies, marking the entry of climate policy into the daily life of all citizens and businesses. By: Simone Tagliapietra Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: July 14, 2021

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Inflation, inequality and immigration: Spelling the digital recovery with three “I”s

The digital transition offers us a new opportunity to reach out across the global economy - hopefully we will find the strength to use it. This article was originally published by the OECD Forum Network is part of a series in which OECD experts and thought leaders — from around the world and all parts of society — address the COVID-19 crisis, discussing and developing solutions now and for the future. Aiming to foster the fruitful exchange of expertise and perspectives across fields to help...

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