Topic : Europe

  • UV lights illuminate security features at a German passport that is placed in a passport validation device of the federal police at the Girls Day career event in Berlin Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why supporting migration makes good business sense

    Once you wade through the myths and misperceptions that have depicted migration so negatively in recent years, there is… more

  • Cup cakes are displayed in the window of Cuckoo’s bakery in Edinburgh Forum Article

    From Scotland to Slovakia – what price independence?

    Though the world’s eyes are on Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, Scotland is not… more

  • A huge euro logo is pictured past next to headquarters of ECB in Frankfurt Forum Article

    Will quantitative easing restart the eurozone?

    The 4 September announcement by Chairman Mario Draghi that the European Central Bank intends to buy large amounts of… more

  • A woman walks past the European Commission headquarters in Brussels Forum Article

    From enlargement to energy – why the EU is all change

    Before his appointment as the president of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker was pilloried as an old-school… more

  • Euro sculpture is partially reflected in a puddle in front of the headquarters of the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt Forum Article

    What’s the right size for the financial sector?

    The recent global financial crisis has made us rethink the contribution of the financial sector to the real economy… more

  • Protestors carry flags of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain as they gather in front of the parliament in Syntagma square during a 48-hour strike by the two major Greek workers unions in Athens Forum Video

    Is Europe’s competitiveness torn in half?

    In recent years, many studies have highlighted the stark competitiveness divide that exists and persists between a… more

  • Scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton Forum Article

    Is Europe investing enough in research?

    The dangerous cocktail in many European countries of high debt and subdued growth calls for smart fiscal consolidation… more

  • Man looks at the Pudong financial district of Shanghai Forum Gallery

    Global competitiveness in 11 graphics

    The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 assesses the competitiveness of 144 economies based on 12 “pillars” which… more

  • A woman has a painted Swiss flag on her face as Swiss National Day is celebrated at the House of Switzerland in London Forum Video

    What makes Switzerland so competitive?

    For the sixth consecutive edition, Switzerland tops the rankings of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness… more

  • Closeup of the map of Europe seen on the face of a 10 Euro Cent coin in Paris Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in Europe

    Economic recovery across Europe is mixed, with many countries now recording stronger growth, while others continue to… more

  • Pigeons perch near a banner showing a Euro coin on the facade of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels Forum Article

    Should the EU have the power to set taxes?

    Central bankers are often proud to be boring. Not Mario Draghi. Two years ago, in July 2012, Draghi, the president of… more

  • File photo of trader Mario Picone working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    Why the great recession is now a depression

    First it was the 2007 financial crisis. Then it became the 2008 financial crisis. Next it was the downturn of… more

  • File photo of a sign for Bank Street and high rise offices in the financial district Canary Wharf in London Forum Article

    The challenge of regulating Europe’s banks

    The well-publicized troubles of Portugal’s Banco Espírito Santo this summer have reminded us that the Eurozone’s… more

  • A huge euro logo is pictured past next to headquarters of ECB in Frankfurt Forum Article

    Is Europe heading for a lost decade?

    Europe is in a difficult predicament. Inflation has fallen to 0.4%, and economic growth has been anaemic for years… more

  • AN ITALIAN FLAG WAVES ON THE TOP OF THE MONUMENT TO VICTOR EMMANUELII IN ROME. Forum Article

    What caused Italy’s triple-dip recession?

    Italy is now in a triple-dip recession. But it didn’t get there by itself. Yes, the economy’s long slide reflects… more

  • Photo illustration of damaged one Euro coin being held in a vise Forum Article

    How to jumpstart the eurozone economy

    The stagnating eurozone economy requires policy action. This column argues that EZ leaders should agree a coordinated… more

  • To match Special Report STARBUCKS/CULTURE Forum Article

    How ratings sites are changing your business

    “Bonjour Monsieur, comment pourrais-je vous aider?” asks the obsequious concierge at my Paris hotel. I immediately… more

  • Women look at shoes in the newly-opened Riga Plaza shopping center in Riga Forum Article

    Did joining the euro raise Latvia’s prices?

    What happens to prices when a country joins a currency union? And do prices behave differently in pegged exchange rate… more