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  • August 29, 2014

    Social entrepreneurship is on the rise

    An increasing number of business owners worldwide are making efforts to help charities and causes that they care about.

    An increasing number of business owners worldwide are making efforts to help charities and causes that they care about.

  • August 28, 2014

    Youth unemployment in southern Europe due to “structural weaknesses”

    A lack of clear routes into labor markets is exacerbating youth unemployment in southern Europe, according to a new study.

    A lack of clear routes into labor markets is exacerbating youth unemployment in southern Europe, according to a new study.

  • August 27, 2014

    UK self-employment at record high

    The number of self-employed workers in the UK has reached its highest level since these records began 40 years ago.

    The number of self-employed workers in the UK has reached its highest level since these records began 40 years ago.

  • August 26, 2014

    Which US state ranks top for gender equality?

    A new report released in line with Women’s Equality Day today has ranked all 50 US states for gender equality.

    A new report released in line with Women’s Equality Day today has ranked all 50 US states for gender equality.

  • August 22, 2014

    Illegal immigration into the European Union at an all-time high

    Peripheral European countries such as Spain, Italy, and Greece are facing a challenging influx from the Middle East and Africa due to continuing instability caused by the Arab Spring. Northern European countries including Sweden, the UK, France, and Germany are also facing a large numbers of arrivals.

    Peripheral European countries such as Spain, Italy, and Greece are facing a challenging influx from the Middle East and Africa due to continuing instability caused by the Arab Spring. Northern European countries including Sweden, the UK, France, and Germany are also facing a large numbers of arrivals.

  • August 21, 2014

    New UK visa rules deemed "unwelcoming" for foreign students

    The UK government is making it more difficult for universities to accept foreign students. New measures, outlined by the Prime Minister in the Daily Telegraph, include cutting the visa refusal rate a higher education institution would need before it loses its status as a trusted sponsor.

    The UK government is making it more difficult for universities to accept foreign students. New measures, outlined by the Prime Minister in the Daily Telegraph, include cutting the visa refusal rate a higher education institution would need before it loses its status as a trusted sponsor.

  • August 20, 2014

    Discussion: How can we improve opportunities for “at-risk” youth?

    Tuesday last week was International Youth Day, and our article by Núria Rodríguez-Planas ignited some interesting debate on LinkedIn.

    Tuesday last week was International Youth Day, and our article by Núria Rodríguez-Planas ignited some interesting debate on LinkedIn.

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