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    1. June 3, 2009

      Eurozone jobless rate at highest for decade

      Eurozone unemployment has leapt to its highest for a decade as the recession takes an increasing toll. Seasonally adjusted...

    2. June 2, 2009

      Eurozone unemployment hits 10-year high

      Eurozone unemployment has leapt to its highest for a decade as the recession takes an increasing toll. Seasonally adjusted...

    1. May 22, 2009

      Ford hits out at German loan for GM unit

      Ford Motor yesterday cried foul over Germany's €1.5bn (£1.3bn) government-backed bridge financing for General Motors' Opel...

    2. May 21, 2009

      Ford hits out at German loan for GM unit

      Ford Motor on Thursday cried foul over Germany’s €1.5bn (£1.3bn) government-backed bridge financing for General Motors’ Opel...

    3. May 12, 2009

      EU officials warn that GM support must meet rules

      Top European Union officials warned on Wednesday that any support given by national governments in the course of the...

    4. May 5, 2009

      Europe jobs crisis poses 'threat' to social order

      Social tensions and a rise in political extremism could rise to dangerous levels unless Europe's leaders tackle rising...

    5. May 4, 2009

      Infosys chief urges action on ageing

      Europe needs to embrace either immigration or outsourcing to overcome the huge challenges of its ageing population - and it...

    6. May 3, 2009

      Europe needs more immigration, says Infosys

      Europe needs to embrace either immigration or outsourcing to overcome the huge challenges of its ageing population – and it...

    7. April 29, 2009

      Dismay over decision on labour access

      The European Commission on Wednesday reacted with dismay to a decision by Germany and Austria not to allow workers from...

    8. February 5, 2009

      Strikes spur review of Europe's labour laws

      The ability of employers to undercut local wage levels by using labour from cheaper European Union states was called into...

    9. February 5, 2009

      Brussels signals rethink on rules for employing foreign workers

      Brussels yesterday waded into the UK's industrial dispute over employing foreign workers, promising to take a closer look...

    10. February 4, 2009

      Brussels signals rethink on labour rules

      Brussels on Wednesday waded into the UK’s industrial dispute over employing foreign workers, promising to take a closer look...

    11. November 18, 2008

      Call to drop EU migrant curbs

      The European Commission says member states should drop restrictions on workers from the newest members in the light of...

    12. May 29, 2008

      Home-grown footballer plan backed

      Small European football clubs could get big windfalls after EU regulators yesterday backed rules encouraging the use of...

    13. May 29, 2008

      Home-grown footballer plan backed

      EU regulators yesterday backed rules encouraging the use of "home-grown" players drafted by Uefa, the European game's...

    14. May 20, 2008

      Equal rights for temps ‘disastrous’

      Business leaders have described as “disastrous” and “a bad deal for for the country” a government brokered agreement giving...

    15. January 21, 2008

      Japan ‘should adopt European labour model’

      Japan should use legislation to create a better balance between labour flexibility and security, according to the European...

    16. June 28, 2007

      Flexicurity time

      European governments should shake up labour law to prepare workers for several job changes in their lifetime, the European...

    17. June 14, 2007

      Brussels wants fewer rules on migration

      European Union countries were yesterday threatened with court action for imposing undue red tape on foreign workers,...

    18. June 13, 2007

      Brussels wants fewer rules on migration

      European Union countries were threatened on Wedesnday with court action for imposing undue red tape on foreign workers,...

    19. Brussels Blog

      June 4, 2007

      A handbagging from Poland

      To paraphrase my colleague Gideon Rachman, gay rights and green values are the motherhood and apple pie of the European...

    20. May 10, 2007

      Observer: Lordi's legacy

      The Eurovision song contest has an extra VIP guest this year. Vladimir Spidla, the European Union social affairs...

    21. February 19, 2007

      Jobless youth fuel European reform debate

      Nearly four in 10 European youths are unemployed, with joblessness remaining stubbornly high despite efforts to promote the...

    22. December 20, 2006

      Europe needs more mobility, not less

      Britain has been traumatised in recent months by stories about a tidal wave of Polish and Lithuanian workers coming to the...

    23. Brussels Blog

      December 18, 2006

      Europe needs more mobility, not less

      Britain has been traumatised in recent months by stories about a tidal wave of Polish and Lithuanian workers coming to the...

    24. November 23, 2006

      Business fears new wave of EU labour regulation

      European employers said yesterday they feared a new wave of labour market laws, after Brussels set out a green paper...

    25. November 22, 2006

      Fears grow over wave of new EU labour laws

      European employers said on Wednesday they feared a new wave of labour market laws, after Brussels set out a green paper...

    26. September 26, 2006

      One of a kind

      Britain still protects some sovereignty from Brussels, it appears. The European Commission has just been asked to rule on...

    27. September 21, 2006

      Court threat over long working hours

      European countries that require doctors, nurses, firemen and other workers to undertake long hours - including "on-call...

    28. August 5, 2006

      No smokers please as Brussels refuses to stub out job prejudice

      European employers are free to refuse a job to smokers, clinching tobacco users' status as the continent's last pariahs....

    29. August 4, 2006

      EU bosses may refuse jobs to smokers

      Employers in Europe are free to refuse smokers a job, confirming their status as the continent’s last pariahs. The European...

    30. July 3, 2006

      EU chiefs absorbed in nappy tax debate

      The conflict has already taxed some of the European Commission's finest legal minds, required hundreds of hours of internal...

    31. July 2, 2006

      EU chiefs absorbed in nappy tax debate

      The conflict has already taxed some of the European Commission’s finest legal minds, required hundreds of hours of internal...

    32. June 1, 2006

      UK to consider deal over working hours

      Britain will today be offered a deal allowing it to keep its opt-out from the European Union's 48-hour working week, but...

    33. May 31, 2006

      UK close to work hours deal with Brussels

      Britain will on Thursday be offered a deal allowing it to keep its opt-out from the European Union’s 48-hour working week,...

    34. May 17, 2006

      Slovenia gets euro go-ahead but Lithuania's inflation too high

      Slovenia was yesterday cleared to join the eurozone next year, in the first stage of a roll-out of the single currency into...

    35. May 16, 2006

      Slovenia cleared to join eurozone in 2007

      Slovenia was on Tuesday cleared to join the eurozone next year, in the first stage of a roll-out of the single currency into...

    36. March 30, 2006

      Spidla in threat on barriers to posted workers

      Western European countries that resort to red tape to block the arrival of workers posted from poorer states in the east...

    37. March 4, 2006

      Spain plans to ban sex discrimination at work

      Spain's Socialist government yesterday set out to tear down one of the last bastions of male privilege with a draft bill to...

    38. March 3, 2006

      Spain plans to ban sex discrimination at work

      Spain’s Socialist government on Friday set out to tear down one of the last bastions of male privilege with a draft bill to...

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