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Unemployed in Europe Stymied by Lack of Technology Skills

DUBLIN — Week after week, newspapers issue a stream of hopeful headlines: Microsoft, PayPal, Fujitsu and scores of other companies are expanding their investments in Ireland, creating thousands of jobs as unemployment hovers near record highs. There is just one hitch: Not enough people are qualified to fill all the jobs. In some cases, the […]

Bulgaria and Romanian offering passports to non-EU citizens Romania has offered citizenship to four million Moldovans Meanwhile Bulgaria has handed 90,000 Macedonians passports All will be able to come and work in the UK under EU rules Hundreds of thousands from outside the EU will be eligible to work in Britain from today because of […]

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A new EU report has warned of a growing poverty gap in Europe. The European Commission’s annual Employment and Social Developments review shows the continent is increasingly divided. The latest figures from 2011 show the south to be the worst hit by unemployment, but a far better economic situation in northern European countries. EU officials admit […]

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The European Union, together with its twenty-eight member states is not only the largest purchaser of Kenyan goods, it is also Kenya’s most generous development partner Sustaining this partnership requires continued mutual respect and trust to ensure tomorrow’s jobs, exports and growth The combined GDP of European Union member states is among the highest in […]

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THE decision by Standard & Poor’s to strip the Netherlands of its coveted AAA rating is a vivid illustration of the damage that the euro crisis has wreaked not just on the troubled economies of southern Europe but also within the northern core.   The rating agency downgraded the Netherlands today one notch to AA+. That leaves […]

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