Thursday

21st Sep 2017

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EU employment at record high

More people were working in the EU in 2016 that ever, employment commissioner Marianne Thyssen said on Tuesday. 232 million Europeans, or 71 percent of the working-age population were employed, the commission's annual job review said, and the bloc could still meet its goal of a 75 percent employment rate by 2020. But employment is very unevenly distributed between the member states; and long-term unemployment has doubled compared to 2008.

EU 'embarrassed' by the Catalan 'taboo'

Faced with the growing tension between the Spanish and Catalan governments, the member states and EU institutions would prefer not to get involved.

EU takes time to ponder tax on tech giants

The EU commission published a paper that outlined several options on how to increase tax income from internet companies' activities, but fell short of proposing legislation.

Asylum seekers create EU 'limbo' nation

The number of asylum seekers "in limbo" in the EU is likely to be greater than the combined populations of Cyprus and Malta, estimates indicate.

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