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15 Jul
research and development Spain ICEX Program

Call for aid applications 2019 under “Investment Program for Foreign Companies in R&D Activities” (until next July 22)

Spain. Open Call 2019 Investment program for foreign companies in R&D Activities: until next July 22. The scheme seeks to encourage development of new research and development activities by companies with foreign capital which are or plan to be established in Spain. For the purposes of this scheme a company with foreign capital is a […]

12 Jul
ELA European Labour Authority

Regulation (EU) 2019/1149 establishing a European Labour Authority

Yesterday, July 11, was published the Regulation (EU) 2019/1149 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 establishing a European Labour Authority. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. This Regulation shall be binding in […]

11 Jul
budget for EU 2020

2020 EU budget: European Council agrees its position

EU ambassadors yesterday, 10 July, agreed the Council’s position on the 2020 EU draft budget. Once formally adopted by the Council, this will serve as a mandate for the presidency in negotiations with the European Parliament. In total, the Council’s position for next year’s budget amounts to €166.8 billion in commitments and €153.1 billion in […]

10 Jul
mobility stadistics Europe 2019

1.3 million Europeans live in one country, but work in another (statistics on mobility in Europe)

Did you know that among the half a billion people living in the EU, 8% do not have the nationality of their country of residence? Also, 1.3 million Europeans live in one country, but work in another, and 1.7 million EU students study abroad. People in today’s Europe are on the move more than ever […]

09 Jul
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European Council: Spain is not projected to comply with the requirements of the transitional debt rule in 2019 and 2020

Spain & European Council. Recommendation for a Council Recommendation on the 2019 National Reform Programme of Spain and delivering a Council opinion on the 2019 Stability Programme of Spain. In 2020, in view of Spain’s general government debt-to-GDP ratio, which is above the 60 %- of-GDP Treaty reference value, and projected positive output gap of […]

09 Jul
ILO geneve july 2019 RDW

ILO: Work and well-being in the 21st century (6th Regulating for Decent Work, RDW, Conference)

6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference (these days, 8-10 July, in Geneva). The world of work is undergoing major transformations as a result of new business models supported by technological change, shifts in the global economy, demographics and other factors that will continue, and potentially intensify, in the future. These transformations are impacting on working […]

08 Jul
Sustainable development goals European Council

Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world: European Council adopts conclusions

The European Council today (8 July) adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on “Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world” as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum in 2019. The Council welcomes the collective contribution […]

05 Jul

Labour Income Share and Distribution Just 10%of workers receive nearly half of global pay

Labour Income share. An ILO assessment gives the first global estimates of the distribution of labour income, and shows that pay inequality remains pervasive in the world of work. The findings are drawn from a new database which includes national, regional and global data. Key facts Ten per cent of workers receive 48.9 per cent […]

04 Jul
ESDE 2019 European Union

The European Commission publishes the 2019 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe review (ESDE)

Yesterday, 3 July, the European Commission published the 2019 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. In light of global long-term trends such as ageing, globalisation, technological transformation and climate change, the 2019 ESDE is dedicated to the theme of sustainability. The report shows that tackling climate change and preserving […]

03 Jul
eurostat business in european union

First quarter of 2019: Business investment stable at 23.6% in the euro area

In the first quarter of 2019, the business investment rate was 23.6% in the euro area, stable compared to previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 39.8% in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 40.0% in the fourth quarter of 2018. These data come from a first release of seasonally […]


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