The Business, Economy, Euro class content gives an overview of the European Commission's related activities in this field, by linking to europa.eu level content within YourEurope Business (for example, on product safety questions) and by publishing more detailed sections on ec.europa.eu about the EU's approach to the economy. Economic forecasts and details of economic performance by country, for example, are published here, as is content relating to growth and investment.
The class also contains an explanation on how the EU coordinates economic and fiscal policy, together with a section on the banking and finance sector and its reform. Content about the Euro is shared between the European Commission website; europa.eu and the European Investment Bank's online presence. The section links to several economic databases such as Ameco, DG Economic and Financial Affairs' annual macro-economic database.
As with other classes, the Business, Economy, Euro class architecture is based on research and analysis of top tasks, user needs,
organisational goals and analytics.
The top tasks and organisational goals are listed below.
Note that the original class name "Business, Economy" has been modified since the architecture building exercise
|21||Product safety, conformity, certification||1.5%||Small task|
|25||Doing business in the EU||1.5%||Small task|
|26||Economic growth, financial stability in EU (crisis, assistance to member states)||1.4%||Small task|
|29||Industry norms and standards||1.3%||Small task|
|30||Employing people (recruitment, terms & conditions...)||1.3%||Small task|
|35||Banking and financial markets (reform, regulation)||1.1%||Small task|
|42||Trade with non-EU countries (import, export, agreements, anti-dumping)||1.0%||Tiny task|
|Loans, access to finance, micro-finance||0.9%||Tiny task|
|46||Euro (coins, notes, eurozone, Economic and Monetary Union) (Task excluded from total - included in 'About')||0.8%||Tiny task|
|47||Intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, patents||0.8%||Tiny task|
|48||Customs, tariffs, quotas, duties||0.8%||Tiny task|
|51||EU labels (eco labels, quality labels, audits)||0.7%||Tiny task|
|58||Chemicals (approval)||0.6%||Tiny task|
|60||Corporate social responsibility for business||0.6%||Tiny task|
|64||VAT (Value Added Tax)||0.5%||Tiny task|
|67||Transport safety (air, road, banned airlines)||0.5%||Tiny task|
for the Business, Economy, Euro class
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