Monthly Archives: June 2016

Boosting SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) today launched a €121 million guarantee initiative to support SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors via financial institutions. This scheme is expected to create more than €600 million worth of bank loans over the next six years. Today's initiative allows the EIF to provide guarantees…
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New Skills Agenda for Europe

About 70 million Europeans lack sufficient reading, writing and numeracy skills, and 40% of the EU population lack a sufficient level of digital skills. This puts them at high risk of unemployment, poverty and social exclusion. On the other hand, 40% of European employers report that they cannot find people with the right skills to…
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World Refugee Day: the situation in Europe

World Refugee Day is held every year on 20 June in tribute to the people forced to flee their country due to war, conflicts or poverty. Last year alone more than one million people fled to the EU by crossing the Mediterranean. Of these 3,3771 are reported missing or dead. Most of the refugees arriving…
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