In regards to economic power, cost of labour, purchasing power and social security, Europe continues to see a shocking disparity between countries. Also those fearful of globalization and a change of the work market in the continent's more affluent countries makes way for mass unsettlement which fuels Euro-critical populists. The European Union wants to strive for social justice, good employment and educational opportunities and to position itself as a benchmark for social standards. But will this be enough to unite the continent and take the wind out of the sails of the EU’s opponents?
Tensions between the poor and the rich
Pension age, amount, spending: how France measures up
Why is France trying to reform its pension system and how does the retirement age of 62 compare with other European countries?
3 months ago
Summer travel misery ahead as industry workers in revolt
A spiral of worker strikes in Europe's crucial aviation sector and cancelled flights at a time when millions of travellers are looking to escape for the summer, threaten the sector's tentative recovery
9 months ago
Lacking tourism workers, Croatia recruits abroad
Tourists are flocking back to Croatia after the pandemic decimated its vital travel industry, but the Adriatic nation has a problem: it lacks workers to cater to the legions of visitors
10 months ago
UK finance reigns in Europe despite Brexit fallout
One year after Britain's formal exit from the European Union, London's powerful City financial sector still reigns on the continent despite losing key business and bankers to rival hubs
1 year ago
Worker victories over gig economy giants
The European Union is challenging gig economy giants, like Uber, Bolt and Deliveroo, by tabling plans that could force them to treat their freelance workers as fully-fledged employees
1 year ago
Gig economy: Free ride is over as workers strike back
In Britain, Uber has granted its drivers workers' rights for the first time in a major U-turn, but could this effect the whole gig economy which is coming under greater scrutiny across Europe?
2 years ago
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