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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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Introduction In the developed world, immigration policies have had mixed success. Migrations have been accepted and even encouraged as an economic and demographic necessity, but the failure of developed societies to integrate migrants has also led to social tensions and to a public backlash that populist politicians have successfully exploited in many countries. Whereas business… » read more

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European Commission President José Manuel Barroso urges heads of state and government not to lose sight of their promises regarding climate change while media is primarily focusing on the economic crisis. While Poland fears heavy costs created by the emissions reductions and Germany as well as Italy are concerned about their competitiveness of their industry,… » read more

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On 3 and 4 November 2008, MEPs and national MPs gathered to discuss the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) and the world food security role. At the opening of the meeting, European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pötting announced that “the aim must be a productive, high-performance, future-oriented agriculture, which preserves rural areas”. It was said that… » read more

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