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29.01.2015

German economy burdened by growing rate of depression

German employees are taking more and more sick leave due to depression, a recent study shows, indicating stress and a lack of leisure time as the likely culprits, causing experts to call for more investment in early recognition...more »


28.01.2015

As EU scraps aid, Indonesia introduces health insurance for the poor

The EU has turned its back on Indonesia's health sector. But the developing country, which is witnessing growing rates of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, is now counting on other solutions: a new health insurance program for the poor,...more »


28.01.2015

Tsipras promises radical change, markets tumble

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatisation plans agreed to under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on...more »


28.01.2015

Swedish MEP: 'No free market rules should conflict with trade union rights'

We want to be sure that the new Commission will not deregulate the labour market, because EU citizens are more important than the market, said Marita Ulvskog. MEP Marita Ulvskog is a Social Democrat from Sweden. She chairs the...more »


28.01.2015

Syriza win is a break in continuity

Alexis Tsipras' election victory should mark a break with the past and open up a new chapter in the stormy relations between "Europe" and Greece, writes Yve Bertoncini. The EU will now have to accept the new government's...more »


28.01.2015

How Europe can learn from sports industry successes

Whilst Europe has been struggling for innovation and growth, success stories have been few and far between, writes Daniel Dalton. Daniel Dalton is an MEP (European Conservatives and Reformists Group) from the United Kingdom.more »


28.01.2015

Goldilocks economics

The ECB's monetary aim is not too much inflation, but not too little, either. The balance needs to be just right. Striking this balance has therefore been called goldilocks economics, writes Jeppe Kofod. The balance of just right...more »


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