Economy

There’s an urgent need for foreign labour in Croatia 

Friday 18 January 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
| OBC Transeuropa

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.


Go East: home is where joy is  in depth

Wednesday 25 October 2017 | Lidija Pisker
| OBC Transeuropa

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


The mirage of cheaper labor  in depth

Wednesday 13 November 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

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?


How Europe has failed to converge living standards  

Monday 08 April 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

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.


The minimum wage, a bulwark against poverty 

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

France has more minimum-wage employees than other European countries. But that is not to say that they are poor.


Inequality in France and in Europe

Wednesday 18 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The Inequality Observatory is an independent French institute that compiles a large number of statistics on inequalities. 


Questionable international tax practices (OECD)

Tuesday 17 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The OECD has assessed how willing countries are to challenge questionable international tax practices.


International trade (UNCTAD)

Monday 16 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

UNCTAD presents a database of more than 150 international trade data series, covering topics from economic trends to trasport and investments.


OECD and FAO Agricultural Outlook

Monday 16 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Ten years after the soaring food prices of 2007, what is the state of world agricultural markets? 


World Economic Outlook Database (IMF)

Thursday 12 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The International Monetary Fund regularly updates its World Economic Outlook Database, an essential tool providing an accurate vision of the situation of the global economy.