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On Thursday 27th March, Christian Weinberger spoke to EurActiv.com Publisher, Christophe Leclercq at EBS 2009. Mr Weinberger had just taken part in Workshop X at EBS 2009 – titled “SMEs: red tape or red carpet?“. Mr Weinberger works for the Enterprise and Industry Directorate General of the European Commission in Brussels as an Entrepreneurship and… » read more

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On Thursday 26th March, Blogactiv spoke to Nobuo Tanaka. Mr Tanaka is Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. He was in Brussels to speak at Workshop VIII – titled “The last energy crisis” – at EBS 2009. If you have an opinion about this interview or session that you would like to share, please… » read more

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Dear readers, I am delighted to be in this distinguished panel to discuss SME policy in times of crisis as well as share EUREKA’s and its vast network’s views and expertise in this sector. EUREKA and its 39 member network, respond to the needs of industry aiming to increase European competitiveness in the world market.… » read more

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Briefing Note For Closing Plenary Session This briefing note has been prepared by FEB for the Closing Pleanary Session at the 2009 EBS. The session will run between 11.15 and 12.30 on Friday 27th March 2009. The session will be moderated by John Defterios, Host, CNN´s Marketplace, President, FBC Media. Introduction The world is currently… » read more

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Briefing Note For Workshop XV This Briefing Note has been prepared for Workshop XV of the 2009 European Business Summit. The workshop will run between 10.45 and 12.00 on Friday 27th March 2009. This Briefing Note has been prepared by INSEAD. The session will be moderated by Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director, e-Lab, INSEAD. 1. Introduction… » read more

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Briefing Note For Workshop VIII This Briefing Note has been prepared for Workshop VIII of the 2009 European Business Summit. The workshop will run between 15.45 and 17.00 on Thursday 26th March 2009. This Briefing Note has been prepared by European Voice. This session will be moderated by Joshua Chaffin of Financial Times. Introduction Energy… » read more

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Briefing Note For Workshop XIV This Briefing Note has been prepared for Workshop XIV of the 2009 European Business Summit. The workshop will run between 10.45 and 12.15 on Friday 27th March 2009. This Briefing Note has been prepared by EurActiv.com. The session will be moderated by Frédéric Simon, Editor of EurActiv.com. 1. Introduction Every… » read more

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Briefing Note For Workshop XIII This Briefing Note has been prepared for Workshop XIII of the 2009 European Business Summit. The workshop will run between 10.45 and 12.00 on Friday 27th March 2009. This session will be moderated by Paul Adamson, Chair of The Centre. Thoughts and Quotes “Capital is cowardly, it has great interests… » read more

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1. Introduction: the topic • In the 1990s, many EU countries were faced with high and persistent unemployment. Due to the combined effect of strong GDP growth, eastward expansion of the EU and structural reforms in some Member States, the performance of European labour markets has improved considerably over the past few years. This was… » read more

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1. Introduction • Commodities provide raw materials for processors, food and jobs for families and communities, and export earnings for governments. Commodities are often at the heart of local and sometimes national economies. • Commodity prices have historically been among the most volatile of international prices. Commodity price volatility is a big problem for producers… » read more

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