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  • August 31, 2016

    How robots help us buy more stuff

    A joint study by the Centre for European Economic Research shows that robots are helping us to buy more products as well as saving on labor costs.

    A joint study by the Centre for European Economic Research shows that robots are helping us to buy more products as well as saving on labor costs.

  • August 26, 2016

    Women’s Equality Day: Obama calls for action on pay, childcare, and parental leave

    Barack Obama has called for further progress on equal rights for women, including measures to tackle the gender pay gap, in a proclamation marking Women’s Equality Day in the US.

    Barack Obama has called for further progress on equal rights for women, including measures to tackle the gender pay gap, in a proclamation marking Women’s Equality Day in the US.

  • August 24, 2016

    Could Bucharest be the next Silicon Valley?

    Since the fall of Communism, Romania has kept a relatively low international profile and is one of the EU’s poorest countries. But its capital city Bucharest, with its unique culture, history, education system, and infrastructure, shows signs of becoming Europe’s new tech hub.

    Since the fall of Communism, Romania has kept a relatively low international profile and is one of the EU’s poorest countries. But its capital city Bucharest, with its unique culture, history, education system, and infrastructure, shows signs of becoming Europe’s new tech hub.

  • August 19, 2016
    BBC

    Germans may have to work until they are 69

    Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, recommends raising the country’s retirement age to 69 by 2060, believing that otherwise Germany may struggle to honor its pension commitments.

    Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, recommends raising the country’s retirement age to 69 by 2060, believing that otherwise Germany may struggle to honor its pension commitments.

  • August 17, 2016

    Hillary Clinton proposes reforms to US immigration policy

    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic party candidate in this year’s US presidential election, has promised significant immigration reform allowing for a pathway to legal status for some undocumented immigrants.

    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic party candidate in this year’s US presidential election, has promised significant immigration reform allowing for a pathway to legal status for some undocumented immigrants.

  • August 15, 2016

    Top UK executives received 10% pay rise in 2015

    The CEOs of the largest public companies in the UK received an average pay increase of 10% last year, according to the latest report from the High Pay Centre think tank.

    The CEOs of the largest public companies in the UK received an average pay increase of 10% last year, according to the latest report from the High Pay Centre think tank.

  • Nearly one in five young Europeans are not in employment, education, or training, research finds

    On the eve of International Youth Day, celebrated on August 12, the EU’s statistics agency Eurostat has published a report on being young in Europe today, which contains information on the employment and education status of young people in Europe.
    On the eve of International Youth Day, celebrated on August 12, the EU’s statistics agency Eurostat has published a report on being young in Europe today, which contains information on the employment and education status of young people in Europe.
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