Progressive Economy newsletter - N°2 - 2016

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Progressive Economy Annual Forum 2016

Progressive Economy Annual Forum 2016

Registration is now open for the Annual Forum on 31 May 13.00-16.00 in the European Parliament. This year's theme is "Investment & Innovation: at the heart of European recovery". The Forum will look into the interaction between investment, innovation and growth, and the entrepreneurial role played by the state in promoting them.

In addition to keynote speeches from Mariana Mazzucato and Frans Timmermans, the Forum will feature a high-level panel debate with Paul Magnette, Louka Katseli, Jean-Paul Fitoussi and Maria João Rodrigues, and the presentation of awards to the winners of the 2016 Call for Papers.

The 2016 independent Annual Growth Survey: How can we explain slow growth in Europe?

The 2016 independent Annual Growth Survey: Squaring Macroeconomics

The fourth edition of the iAGS report, written by four independent economic institutes and released in late-2015, is entitled Give Recovery a Chance.

The Progressive Economy team has produced a series of infographics to illustrate the key findings. The latest infographic, based on the third chapter, highlights the difficulties in achieving simultaneously objectives such as closing the unemployment gap, reaching public finance sustainability, reducing macro-economic imbalances and ensuring the liquidity and solvency of financial institutions.

Summary of Workshop on EFSI, Development Banks and Job Creation, 21 March 2016

Summary of Workshop on EFSI, Development Banks and Job Creation, 21 March 2016

The S&D Group has placed great emphasis on the need for the European Fund for Strategic Investments, which became operational in mid-2015, to be additional to usual EIB funded projects, to focus on sustainable growth and job creation, and to support cohesion in Europe.

At an internal workshop in the European Parliament, a number of external experts and key S&D Members shared their first experiences of EFSI and made recommendations on how it should be developed further, in order to have an impact on the real economy.

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament
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