Economy

The EU might well achieve its employment rate target for 2020 

Monday 04 March 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union has achieved 72.2 percent employment rate as a part of the Europe 2020 strategy, which targets 75 percent employment for the EU.


Top 100 of the largest banks

Monday 18 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Four out of the world's five largest banks are Chinese.


Report on shadow banking

Monday 18 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

An annual report on all activities and actors that contribute to the non-bank financing of the economy.


World Cartel Report

Sunday 17 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Morgan Lewis publishes an annual survey on corporate cartels and the sanctions imposed on them or not by regulators.


Europe challenged by energy poverty 

Sunday 24 February 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

Millions of Europeans cannot heat their homes properly in winter. But household energy poverty is also a problem in summer, particularly in southern and eastern Europe.


Czech Republic leads Europe when it comes to job offers

Wednesday 24 January 2018 | VoxEurop

The Central European country’s jobs vacancy rate is nearly the double than the EU average


Competition: fewer fines for cartels 

Tuesday 12 February 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

According to the latest research, the number of fines imposed on cartels that distort competition has fallen worldwide, while more than half of all fines are imposed by the EU.


The unemployment rate is declining more in Finland than in the EU

Friday 01 February 2019 | Newsworthy

The unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in Finland in December, compared to 7.5 percent in June.


Cash still has a future 

Friday 01 February 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

On 27 January 2019 the European Central Bank stopped printing 500-euro banknotes. One more step towards a cashless economy? Not for now. Proponents of e-payments are annoyed, but there are dangers to an economy without cash.


The unemployment rate is steady in France – while declining in the EU

Friday 01 February 2019 | Newsworthy

The unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in France in December 2018, compared to 9.1 percent in December 2017. In the same period, the unemployment in the European Union has decreased from 7.2 percent to 6.6 percent.