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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

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Out with the litas and in with the euro in Lithuania

Real Economy visits Lithuania, to analyse the economic consequences for the last Baltic country to join the euro in January 2015

Real Economy visits Lithuania, to analyse the economic consequences for the last Baltic country to join the euro in January 2015

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Europe's road map to a digital economy

Europe has set out along the road to a digital economy, but there’s a long way to go and it could be making better progress. While this sector is

Europe has set out along the road to a digital economy, but there’s a long way to go and it could be making better progress. While this sector is

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A health check on European banks

Are banks ready to take on the real economy? What do the stress tests carried out by the European Banking Authority (EBA) tell us about the state of

Are banks ready to take on the real economy? What do the stress tests carried out by the European Banking Authority (EBA) tell us about the state of