• On November 20, 2007, EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Charlie McCreevy has called on national supervisors of financial markets in the EU to become more accountable to authorities and incorporate a European dimension into their mandate (FT, November 21, 2007, p. 2) 
  • German insurance group Allianz and Brussels-based think tank the Lisbon Council have released a study showing that the advanced economies of the EU (the EU15) are performing well in job creation, sustainable public finances, future orientated investment and productivity growth (FT, November 21, 2007, p. 2) 
  • On November 21, 2007, policy-makers, scientists and industrialists will meet in Portugal to discuss the future of nanotechnology research in Europe. EU Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik stated that nanosciences and nanotechnologies have the potential to drive growth and jobs in Europe, so it is the EU’s duty to make sure that they are developed in a positive and responsible way. The European Commission is the single largest investor in nanotechnology research (RAPID, November 21, 2007)