The Role and Future of Social Enterprises in EU

The Role and Future of Social Enterprises in the European Union   An entire segment of the economy is composed of entities that aim to increase social inclusion and reduce inequalities, while simultaneously creating economic value. It includes cooperatives, mutual societies, associations, foundations and social enterprises (independently of their legal form). While measuring them remains…

Complementary currencies in the European Union: the state of art

Complementary currencies in the European Union: the state of art   Community currencies are economic, policy and social instruments that complement conventional money and address issues that are not commonly addressed by current monetary systems. Unlike internet-based cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, these so-called complementary or community currencies are often centred around a specific region or…

Germany’s new horizons and challenges in the light of Merkel’s leadership

Germany’s new horizons and challenges in the light of Merkel’s leadership   German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) may have won a majority in September’s federal election, but that does not directly implicate that Germany’s future is clearly given. What emerges as Merkel seeks to form a new coalition with the Greens and…

F.M.E. Conference (Romanian Academy)

Event in Bucharest: F.M.E. Conference (Romanian Academy)   European Union Experts had the pleasure to attend on October 27th the annual International Scientific Conference 2017 on “Financial and Monetary Economics” (FME), organized as its 5th Edition in Bucharest (Romania) by the Romanian Academy (National Institute for Economic Research). The conference has been organized with the…