• 'The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need'

    “The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem.” So said Vince Cable, Britain’s charismatic secretary of state at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, in The 2015 Robert Schuman Lecture, the flagship address in the Lisbon Council’s Founding...

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  • Helping Small Businesses Grow Big

    The Lisbon Council welcomed David C. Drummond, senior vice-president for corporate development and chief legal officer of Google and chairman of Google Ventures and Google Capital – two leading California-based venture capital firms with more than $1.5 billion under management....

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  • POLICY BRIEF: The 2014 Euro Plus Monitor

    The Lisbon Council and Berenberg jointly publish The 2014 Euro Plus Monitor: Leaders and Laggards, the premiere competitiveness ranking published each year. The classification is based on a complex double metric: The Adjustment Progress Indicator measures the speed with which countries...

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  • Valdis Dombrovskis Keynotes The 2014 Euro Summit

    The 2014 Euro Summit convened under the timely theme Towards a Future of Stability and Growth. In one of his first major Brussels-based addresses, Valdis Dombrovskis, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the euro and social dialogue, delivered a powerful keynote,...

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  • Exploring the App Economy and Internet of Tomorrow

    The mobile Internet is evolving rapidly as consumers move off their desktops and onto their smartphones and tablets. This shift seems set to accelerate with the advent of “wearable devices” and “machine-to-machine communications.” Against this backdrop, the Lisbon Council convened...

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  • Economic Intelligence: Two Steps to Avert Eurozone...

    Chief Economist Alessandro Leipold proposes two early steps to avert crisis and restore confidence: a co-ordinated cut in the European tax wedge on labour and smart implementation of the stability and growth pact in the upcoming European semester. He also analyses the differences between...

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  • Data-Driven Business Models: Powering...
  • Digital Minds for a New Europe
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  • Reforming the European Commission
  • Bridging the Data Gap
  • Productivity and Digitalisation in Europe
  • Plan I(nnovation) for Europe: Delivering...
  • Powering Innovation to Deliver Public Service...
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