Thursday 18. October 2018
Economy & Finances

Citizens’ control of finance

European Union

Ten years after the financial crisis of 2008, and ten months before the European elections, the Secours Catholique-Caritas France organisation has published its report “Finance to Citizens”, in which it proposes an ambitious array of reforms designed to ensure that finance serves the public interest.

Why reform the eurozone?

European Council

At the Euro Summit on 29 June 2018, the EU leaders adopted a number of initial decisions on reforming the Economic and Monetary Union. Sylvie Goulard, deputy governor of the Banque de France, explains the main issues arising from this reform.

Economic democracy and plural economy 2.0

European Union

Does democracy have a place in today’s economy, and what specifically does that mean? A brief explanation of the idea and current status of economic democracy.

The tension of being young and caught between uncertainty and responsibility

European Union

The lives of many young Europeans are characterised by uncertainty. Sarah Prenger, President of the International Young Christian Workers movement, points out the personal and social consequences.

The next financial crisis: a veil of mist and a crystal ball

European Union

Ten years after the first shocks that struck to the heart of global finance in the summer of 2007, and only a few days after the fall of the stock markets in February 2018, circumspection is called for before referring to “the next financial crisis”.

The European strategy for plastic in a circular economy

European Commission

In 2015, the European Commission published an action plan on the circular economy entitled “The missing link”. The package of initiatives presented proposed to "close the circle" of the lifecycle of products by increasing recycling and reuse.

Tax justice in the EU and beyond

European Union

After the Panama Papers, the publication of the Paradise Papers increased the pressure on the EU to combat tax evasion and money laundering. Jörg Alt, an employee in the research project “Tax justice and poverty”, puts forward some proposals here. 

Impacts of digitalisation on employment in Europe

EU Commission

The full impact of digitalisation on jobs is uncertain. The EU needs to focus on developing skills for the digital age argues Martin Ulbrich.

November EU-Africa Summit: A Zambian Perspective

EU Commission

Ahead of November’s EU-Africa Summit, a Zambian Jesuit economist surveys problems with existing EU-Africa trade relations.

Stuck in the Doldrums - EU-Africa Trade Deals

European External Action Service

The blueprint for a patchwork of trade agreements between the EU and African nations has not been achieved. This is because existing and proposed arrangements are based on an economic paradigm that fails to deliver authentically sustainable development, argues Henry Longbottom SJ.

Financial Transaction Tax: Has the Time Come?

European Commission

The FTT has been under discussion for more than 5 years now. After such a long process, will an agreement be reached or will it fall at the last hurdle?

 

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