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economic support policy

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Arts and Culture: Is it about money and competitiveness?

A new support program for the cultural and creative sectors, Creative Europe was adopted by the European Council on 3 December 2013 and entered into force on 1 January 2014. It has two sub-programs (Culture and Media) and a cross-sectoral strand. It provides opportunities for cooperation between cultural and creative organisations from different countries and … Continue reading

The Banking Union: state of play

The Banking Union is designed to break the link between ailing banks and indebted governments. Its aim is to avoid the strain which is put on public finances when banks need rescuing, and, at the same time, to reduce banks’ exposure to increasing risks in public debt. The Banking Union is based on a single … Continue reading

Corporate tax avoidance by multinational firms

The scale of Member States’ (MS) losses through the increasingly aggres­sive use of tax-avoidance schemes by multi­national companies (MNCs) is difficult to estimate, but is considered serious. Press reports have highlighted the low tax paid by well-known, very successful companies. The tax reduction methods used by MNCs have been well known for decades. They include … Continue reading

European Union’s macro-regional strategies

The European Commission has published its report on EU’s macro-regional strategies. It aims to ‘clarify the concept of macro-regional strategies and to evaluate their value added’.  The report and its accompanying document   were submitted to the Council and to the European Parliament in July 2013. Currently, the European Union is implementing two macro-regional strategies: the EU Strategy for … Continue reading

The EU Strategy for the Atlantic Area

The Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Area, published in May 2013 by the European Commission, sets out four priorities for research and investment in the eligible regions of  the five Member States (United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain) participating to the Atlantic Area programme to drive the ‘blue economy’ forward in this … Continue reading

Creative Europe Programme: renewing support to the cultural and creative sectors

Architects, dancers and a wide range of others from the cultural and creative scene are set to benefit from the new Creative Europe Programme. The new programme for 2014 to 2020 will bring together the current Culture, Media and Media Mundus programmes in a single structure. Background The Commission has proposed to establish the Creative … Continue reading

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