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13 Dec
invest in Spain

Over 90% of foreign companies in Spain expect to increase or maintain their investment in 2020 (ICEX)

Foreign companies’ assessment of the business climate in Spain has remained unchanged since last year. Specifically, the business climate in Spain scored an average of three out of five. Foreign investors’ forecasts are positive for the close of this year and the coming year. Foreign investment companies confirm their good performance in 2018 and continue […]

12 Dec
GDP third quarter

GDP up by 0.2% and employment up by 0.1% in the euro area ( third quarter 2019)

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28 during the third quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2019, GDP had grown by 0.2% in both […]

11 Dec
labour market

The European Council adopts conclusions on inclusive labour markets

The Council yesterday (10 December) adopted conclusions on inclusive labour markets. The conclusions highlight the economic value of providing better employment opportunities to persons with disabilities, older workers, low-skilled and long-term unemployed people, to young people, especially including those not in employment, education or training (NEETs), to people with caring responsibilities and to people with […]

10 Dec
health and safety European Council December 2019

Improving health and safety at work: the European Council adopts conclusions (2021-2027)

The European Council today (10 December) adopted conclusions inviting the Commission to present a new EU strategic framework on occupational safety and health (OSH) at work for 2021-2027 and offering the Council’s input into that strategic framework. The conclusions recognise that some positive results have been achieved, as many member states have adopted national action […]

05 Dec
budget plan European Union

Eurogroup statement on the Draft Budgetary Plans for 2020: Spain is not expected to comply prima facie with the debt reduction benchmark

The Eurogroup welcomes that all 19 Member States have submitted Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) for 2020. On 20 November, the Commission provided in-depth individual assessments and Opinions, together with an analysis of the budgetary situation in the euro area as a whole. The Eurogroup takes note that no DBP was found in particularly serious non-compliance […]

04 Dec
European Council financial

Financial supervision: European Council adopts a review of the supervisory framework for financial institutions

The EU will have an improved supervisory framework for European financial institutions in place by the end of the year. The Council adopted today a first fundamental review of the functioning of the European system of financial supervision (ESFS). The ESFS was established in 2011 and consists of: three European supervisory authorities (ESAs): the European banking authority […]

02 Dec

Financial supervision: European Council adopts a review of the supervisory framework for financial institutions

The EU will have an improved supervisory framework for European financial institutions in place by the end of the year. The Council has adopted a first fundamental review of the functioning of the European system of financial supervision (ESFS). The ESFS was established in 2011 and consists of: three European supervisory authorities (ESAs): the European banking […]

29 Nov
European Council

The European Council appoints new Commission

The European Council today appointed by written procedure the new Commission (for the period from 1 December 2019 to 31 October 2024) The new President of the Commission will be Ursula von der Leyen (Germany) and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy will be Josep Borrell (Spain), who will […]

28 Nov

Towards the modernisation of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

The European Council discussed the state of play of negotiations in the World Trade Organization, and progress in its reform process. The Commission briefed ministers on its latest initiatives to promote a EU comprehensive approach towards the modernisation of all the main functions of the WTO: rulemaking, monitoring and dispute settlement. Particular emphasis was put […]

27 Nov
european union spain

Compensation for damages by the State for infringement of EU law: the European Commission refers Spain to the Court of Justice

Today, 27 November the European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU regarding Spanish rules on compensation for damages caused by the State when adopting legislation contrary to Union law. Following complaints received about certain Spanish provisions regulating the compensation for damages caused by legislative acts that are in […]

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