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The European Commission is currently undertaking a wide-ranging analysis of the nature of the pension challenges which face Europe through a public consultation entitled Towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems. These challenges are inextricably linked to issues in the wider economy and wider society and should be tackled through a joined-up, strategic approach… » read more

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From 1 January 2010, Spain will take over the rotating presidency of the European Council for six months and be the first of a new ‘trio’ – comprising also Belgium and Hungary- to fully operate under the auspices of the Lisbon Treaty. It will face three main challenges: improving the single market with a special… » read more

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It is crucial that a disappointing outcome from Copenhagen should not detract us from the following facts of life. On the contrary, the combination of energy dependency, climate change, and the real possibility that oil production is nearing its peak drives us towards a new and pluralistic future where energy needs will be met by… » read more

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Access to finance for SMEs during the economic recovery is a very relevant issue as we start to move tentatively out of the recession. The prediction of reduced credit will affect the availability of finance for SMEs. This is a critical issue for the recovery of European economies. The issue about access to finance was… » read more

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While welcoming the Commission’s “European Economic Recovery Plan” to restore consumer and business confidence – in which the Commission pledges to reduce the burden on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) – and supporting initiatives to simplify company law, it appears that the current Commission Proposal to exempt micro-entities from annual accounts requirements precisely fails… » read more

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