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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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