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According to the latest data provided by Eurostat, Europe has been experiencing a period of stability and relative economic growth since the end of 2016: +0.7% in the second and third quarters of 2017 for eurozone and EU countries.
As the European Commission's president Ursula von der Leyen focuses on the combination of environmental and economic measures, one may wonder to what an extent will social issues enter the picture – and whether the European Pillar of Social Rights is still a priority.
Fewer births, greater life expectancy, emigration. These are some of the ingredients adding up to local labour shortages - now a major problem in many Eastern European countries.
More and more professionals from the Western Balkans choose to seek a better life by going east – opting for countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland
In their quest for competitiveness many countries are fixated on cutting the cost of labor, in particular by reducing social-insurance contributions. But it that the right solution?
The goal of peace and an “ever closer union between European peoples”, for which the founding members aimed after the Second World War, is no longer the backbone of the European project.
France has more minimum-wage employees than other European countries. But that is not to say that they are poor.
The Inequality Observatory is an independent French institute that compiles a large number of statistics on inequalities.
The OECD has assessed how willing countries are to challenge questionable international tax practices.
UNCTAD presents a database of more than 150 international trade data series, covering topics from economic trends to trasport and investments.