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France’s competitiveness ‘shock’ : a campaign of disinformation

By Laurent Mauduit François Hollande committed a major error announcing on July 9 at the opening of the ‘Social Summit’ , that the first of his five priorities was the issue of competitiveness. It was a political mistake, because it saw the head of state mount the battle horse of the Right and the employers. … Continue reading

On the German jobs ‘miracle’

It’s a miracle. 41 million in work, the highest number ever. In January German unemployment fell by 264,000 compared to a year ago, bringing the rate down 6 decimal points to 7.3%. The average unemployment in the region’s most populous nation and largest economy in 2011 was 2.9 million, the lowest level in 20 years. … Continue reading

Belgium goes on general strike

Belgium is on general strike. The mass walkout in the public sector today – followed 90% according unions’ assessment at midday – is over Government plans to cut pensions, part of a Euros 11.3 billion cuts package for 2012 to meet the deficit straightjacket imposed by Eurozone rules. The unions dismiss claims that the country’s pension system … Continue reading

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