""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
Winner, Global Teacher Prize
"#MSF is concerned that again politics are being placed above people’s lives. The priority must be the importance of the well being & safety of the people on board."
French international medical assistance NGO
""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
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Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner, Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility “Well I think one of the difficulties will be skills development and also to adapt our social systems –
Despite slowing Chinese growth HSBC still sees it as a solid bet and will hire a further 1000 staff this year.
The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in three months, a move spurred by steady economic growth and strong job gains.
The UK unemployment rate has fallen again, but a record number are on zero-hours contracts, and wage growth was weak even as inflation jumped.
The ECJ ruled that employers are allowed to ban workers from wearing visible religious, political and philosophical symbols in the workplace.
US employers added 235,000 workers in February and wages picked up, giving the Federal Reserve the rational to start raising interest rates again soon
Customer support for Starbucks has waned in recent weeks as customers negatively react to the coffee giant's promise to hire thousands of refugees
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PSA Peugeot Citroen head Carlos Tavares has reassured politicians and union leaders in the UK about GM's Europe's Vauxhall plants re takeover plans.
A report PSA would continue operating all Opel's German production sites if it buys Opel-Vauxhall has UK union officials worried.
Online retailer Amazon has said it will create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, part of 15,000 in various European countries.
The employment rate in Britain hit a new all-time high in the three months to December, but wage growth slowed.
Credit Suisse says its 2016 losses were 2.44 billion Swiss francs, it plans to cut up to 6,500 more jobs this year.
Uncertainty is the new normal for us all.
European commissioner for regional affairs explains how a large chunk of the EU budget that is used for grant funding in EU member states can be used with investment plan funds toward creating growth
Will ESI Funds being used with EFSI, mean less money for European Programs that depend on it? Maybe not.
Employers added 227,000 jobs in the United States in January. Japan reportedly has a plan to add 700,000 jobs there.
Trump has met the heads of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler pushing them to make more vehicles in the United States and create more American jobs.
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