Europe, Globalization and the Lisbon Agenda
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Europe, Globalization and the Lisbon Agenda

Edited by Maria João Rodrigues

The Lisbon Agenda aims to prepare Europe for globalization by updating European policies for research, innovation, competition, trade, employment, education, social protection, environment and energy at both the European and national levels. Designed to inspire the new cycle of the Lisbon Agenda until 2010 and beyond, this timely and significant volume explores the intellectual elaboration of the agenda for the coming years.
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Appendix 1: Integrated Guidelines for Growth and Jobs (2008-2010), December 2007

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Appendix 1: Integrated Guidelines for Growth and Jobs (2008–2010), December 2007 COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 11.12.2007 COM(2007) 803 final PART V COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE SPRING EUROPEAN COUNCIL INTEGRATED GUIDELINES FOR GROWTH AND JOBS (2008-2010) including a COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION on the broad guidelines for the economic policies of the Member States and the Community (under Article 99 of the EC Treaty) and a Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (under Article 128 of the EC Treaty) (presented by the Commission) 325 326 Appendix 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Explanatory Memorandum......................................................................................................... 3 The state of the EU Economy .................................................................................................... 4 Part 1 Commission Recommendation on the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines (20052008)........................................................................................................................................... 7 Section A – Macroeconomic Policies for Growth and Jobs....................................................... 8 A.1 A.2 Macroeconomic policies creating the conditions for more growth and jobs ............... 8 Ensuring a dynamic and well-functioning euro area.................................................. 11 Section B – Microeconomic reforms to raise Europe's growth potential................................. 13 B.1 B.2 Part 2 Knowledge and innovation — engines of sustainable growth................................... 13 Making Europe a more attractive place to invest and work....................................... 18 The Employment Guidelines (2008-2010) ................................................................ 23 ANNEX .................................................................................................................................... 26 1. 2. 3. Attract and retain more people in employment, increase labour supply and modernise social protection systems............................................................................................ 28 Improve adaptability of workers and enterprises ....................................................... 30 Increase investment in human capital through better education and skills................ 32 2 Appendix 1 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM 327 In the Spring Council in 2005, Heads of State and Government renewed the...

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