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Shining a light on Europe's shadow economy

Most of us can be little bit guilty of not wanting to declare everything that we earn to the taxman – so, this week Real Economy investigates the

Most of us can be little bit guilty of not wanting to declare everything that we earn to the taxman – so, this week Real Economy investigates the

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Partnering to grow Europe

In this episode of Real Economy, Maithreyi Seetharaman visits Strasbourg to look at how partnership and collaboration can breathe a new lease of life

In this episode of Real Economy, Maithreyi Seetharaman visits Strasbourg to look at how partnership and collaboration can breathe a new lease of life

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Turning point: Europe's return to growth

This week the Real Economy takes a look at the European Growth Story – is it reliable? And is it back for good? Those questions and more as well as

This week the Real Economy takes a look at the European Growth Story – is it reliable? And is it back for good? Those questions and more as well as

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Jobs and skills: making the match

Europe’s population is ageing and fewer young people means a shrinking workforce in the future to support it. People will have to work longer, hard

Europe’s population is ageing and fewer young people means a shrinking workforce in the future to support it. People will have to work longer, hard

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Future of SMEs: Europe’s economic powerhouses

SMEs are the lifeblood of Europe's economy, accounting for 85% of its workforce. But they need to innovate and invest to prosper.

SMEs are the lifeblood of Europe's economy, accounting for 85% of its workforce. But they need to innovate and invest to prosper.

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How do countries decide how much they can afford to borrow?

Debt sustainability has become a critical issue for both governments and international investors during the past half-decade of financial crisis. As

Debt sustainability has become a critical issue for both governments and international investors during the past half-decade of financial crisis. As

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How can the EU help get millions of young people into employment?

This week Real Economy looks at the efforts the EU is making to help young people get into the workplace. Youth unemployment is a huge problem. It

This week Real Economy looks at the efforts the EU is making to help young people get into the workplace. Youth unemployment is a huge problem. It

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The right balance: the economics of happiness

What makes people happy? Measuring human happiness is increasingly becoming a pursuit of economists, who use a range of research tools to gauge and

What makes people happy? Measuring human happiness is increasingly becoming a pursuit of economists, who use a range of research tools to gauge and