Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Government Europa brings you the latest Smart Futures News from across the field of European Government Policy.

Offsite construction could fix shortage of construction workers

Offsite construction could fix UK building sector shortage

A new report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) shows that the UK’s is suffering a ‘severe’ shortage of construction workers, but offsite...
DG Connect talks Digital Single Market strategy

The Digital Single Market strategy

Roberto Viola, DG for DG CONNECT, discusses the impact of the Digital Single Market strategy, the data economy, and the practices of online platforms. In...
Viktor Orbán rejected criticism of EU spending in Hungary © European People's Party

EU spending in Hungary needs review, say MEPs

The European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee has warned about potential misuse of funds and called for a review of EU spending in Hungary. The group...
Michel Barnier defends leaked draft proposals for Brexit © European People's Party

Barnier defends EU’s leaked draft proposals for Brexit

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has defended leaked draft proposals which were earlier criticised by his UK counterpart, David Davis. A major point...
Davis criticises UK single market access © Estonian Foreign Ministry

Possible UK single market access restrictions criticised

UK Brexit secretary David Davis has criticised a leaked EU paper which suggested it could restrict UK single market access during the country’s Brexit...
Virtual currencies © Kārlis Dambrāns

ECB calls for clampdown on virtual currencies

Yves Mersch, a member of the executive board at the European Central Bank, has called for a global clampdown on virtual currencies, such as...
Martin Schulz agreed 'grand coalition' deal with Angela Merkel © SPD Schleswig-Holstein

‘Grand coalition’ deal struck in German negotiations

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has agreed a new 'grand coalition' deal with the centre left Social Democrats (SPD) more than four...
Commissioner Pierre Moscovici commented on the winter interim economic forecast © Aron Urb (EU2017EE)

EU winter interim economic forecast shows rapid growth

According to its winter interim economic forecast, the EU beat expectations last year with the fastest growth in ten years. The growth rate for both...
Michel Barnier © European Union/Anthony Dehez

Barnier outlines priorities for Brexit negotiations

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned that significant progress still needs to be made in Brexit negotiations following a working lunch...
Commissioner Věra Jourová on dual quality food © Arno Mikkor, Aron Urb

How is the EU tackling dual quality food?

As controversy over dual quality food rises, European Commissioner Věra Jourová has welcomed a new commission action plan to tackle the issue in Europe. Consumers...

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