European Commission

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UPDATE- 2: EU growth plan | Target: 17 million jobs

EC aims to boost European job market | Unemployment With unemployment across the EU continuing to grow, the European Commission has outlined what it believes are ways of increasing the demand-side of job creation and fostering a dynamic employment market. Despite the findings that unemployment figures in the UK improved in the three months to … Continue reading

Update | Sony | Cuts 326 EMI’s publishing staff

Sony to Cut 326 EMI Publishing Jobs After Purchase Closes – Bloomberg Sony Corp. (6758) plans to cut 326 jobs at EMI Publishing within two years after U.S. and European regulators approve its $2.2 billion acquisition of the U.K. music company… Source: via Sony to Cut 326 EMI Publishing Jobs After Purchase Closes – Bloomberg.   … Continue reading

EU commission proposes ‘appropriate’ minimum wage

  The European Commission on Wednesday (18 April) published an ideas paper to get Europe’s record number of unemployed into jobs and boost growth, including setting an appropriate minimum wage and shaming member states into improving work rates. A controversial suggestion is that member states should introduce an appropriate minimum wage. Most member states have … Continue reading

Sony | Could Layoff 60 percent of EMI’s publishing staff

The European Commission is expected to issue a ruling on Thursday in one of the music industry’s biggest deals in the past decade: Sony’s proposed $2.2 billion takeover of EMI Music Publishing. In public, Sony has said little about the deal, except to soothe fears that the combined company might dominate the lucrative publishing industry. … Continue reading

UPDATE : EU growth plan | Target: 17 million jobs

European Union officials are putting the final touches to a detailed economic growth plan they hope to unveil next week. The move comes as investors, spooked by the prospect of a deepening recession in the eurozone’s south, have pushed Spanish borrowing costs to their highest levels for four months. A draft of the 28-page plan … Continue reading

Europe | Tech Skills Gap a Myth?

It’s often claimed we are suffering an IT skills crisis of epic proportions: just recently the European Commission announced that by 2015 there will be an estimated shortfall of 700,000 IT professionals across Europe. And yet, academics have told TechRepublic there is little hard evidence of a shortage of  IT workers, as neither pay levels nor … Continue reading

Europe | Treaty | Growth Plan Or Austerity ?

It depends on whom you’re asking the question it seems ! Europe’s Latest Treaty No Cause For Celebration – Forbes Leaders of 25 of the 27 European Union countries have signed a new Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance. The United Kingdom and the Czech Republic did not sign. The treaty is designed to put … Continue reading

Skills Gap | Europe : One in five 15-year-olds in Europe lack basic reading and writing skills

The European Commission has set up an independent group of experts on literacy chaired by Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands. EU Ministers have set a target of reducing the share of pupils with difficulties in reading, maths and science to fewer than 15% by 2020. “The launch of this group marks the start of a … Continue reading

Pain Without Gain –

Last week the European Commission confirmed what everyone suspected: the economies it surveys are shrinking, not growing. It’s not an official recession yet, but the only real question is how deep the downturn will be. And this downturn is hitting nations that have never recovered from the last recession. For all America’s troubles, its gross … Continue reading

Germany drawing up plans for Greece to leave the euro – Telegraph

 The German finance ministry is actively pushing for Greece to declare itself bankrupt and to agree a “haircut” on the bulk of its debts held by banks, a move that would be classed as a default by financial markets. Eurozone finance ministers meet on Monday to approve the next tranche of loans from the EU … Continue reading

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