According to data released by the European Union's statistics agency, the unemployment rate in the eurozone remained steady at 7.9 per cent in December.
The European member states agree to establish an European Labour Authority aimed at helping employees and employers to deal with complex aspects of cross-border labour mobility.
There had never been much doubt that in London's financial district female workers' salaries lagged behind those of their mostly male colleagues. Now this has been confirmed with data.
Germany's powerful IG Metall union have agreed with bosses on a new right to switch temporarily to a 28-hour week. Could the example be echoed across Europe?
Almost one million employees with Germany's powerful metalworking union IG Metall have won higher pay and the right to a reduced working week in an agreement with employers.
The minimum wage was once trumpeted as a key pillar in the construction of a social Europe. But opponents say the policy acts as a drag on competitiveness.