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German economy and budget surplus soar, but Merkel shuns new debt

Germany's economy grew 1.9 percent last year boosting the budget surplus hugely, but Chancellor Merkel says the country won't take on any new debt.

Germany's economy grew 1.9 percent last year boosting the budget surplus hugely, but Chancellor Merkel says the country won't take on any new debt.

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Cyprus: the trapped treasures of a divided island

For over 40 years Cyprus has been divided between its Turkish and Greek communities. Many however strive for reunification, which could boost the island's economy.

For over 40 years Cyprus has been divided between its Turkish and Greek communities. Many however strive for reunification, which could boost the island's economy.

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Belarusians denounce 'law against social parasites'

Around 2,000 Belarusians have taken to the streets to rally against a law imposing a tax on those not in full-time employment.

Around 2,000 Belarusians have taken to the streets to rally against a law imposing a tax on those not in full-time employment.

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French unemployment slips, still high

French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.

French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.

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French economic growth to slow says Bank of France

The French economy is set to expand by 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter according to an initial forecast from the Bank of France.

The French economy is set to expand by 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter according to an initial forecast from the Bank of France.

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Eurozone unemployment unchanged in November

Unemployment in the eurozone was unchanged in November at 9.8 percent with big disparities across the region and youth unemployment trended up.

Unemployment in the eurozone was unchanged in November at 9.8 percent with big disparities across the region and youth unemployment trended up.

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US job growth slows in December, wages rebound

US employment increased less than expected in December but there was a rebound in wages, pointing to sustained labour market and economic growth.

US employment increased less than expected in December but there was a rebound in wages, pointing to sustained labour market and economic growth.

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How can Europe beat long-term unemployment?

In this edition of Real Economy, Euronews looks at the fiscal drain from Europe's long-term unemployment crisis.

In this edition of Real Economy, Euronews looks at the fiscal drain from Europe's long-term unemployment crisis.

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Finland and Scotland pioneer Universal Basic Income

Scotland join Finland in launching scheme to offer everyone a basic monthly income regardless of employment status or salary

Scotland join Finland in launching scheme to offer everyone a basic monthly income regardless of employment status or salary

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Sweden addresses long-term unemployment risks

While Sweden’s employment rates are some of the highest in Europe, Ylva Johansson, Minister for Employment and Integration, says to mitigate the risk of it rising due to an influx of refugees, the co

While Sweden’s employment rates are some of the highest in Europe, Ylva Johansson, Minister for Employment and Integration, says to mitigate the risk of it rising due to an influx of refugees, the co

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Sweden's advice to Europe

Despite Sweden bearing a significant burden of incoming refugees, its employment rates are still the envy of Europe.

Despite Sweden bearing a significant burden of incoming refugees, its employment rates are still the envy of Europe.

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How Slovakia addresses long-term unemployment

State Secretary Branislav Ondruš explains why long-term unemployment is an issue in several Slovakian regions and how the government is taking action to allow more people to enter the labour…

State Secretary Branislav Ondruš explains why long-term unemployment is an issue in several Slovakian regions and how the government is taking action to allow more people to enter the labour…

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Where in the EU are employees best and worst paid?

The UK is the only major EU economy where average wages have failed to return to pre-crisis levels, new figures reveal.

The UK is the only major EU economy where average wages have failed to return to pre-crisis levels, new figures reveal.

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British jobless rate falls to 11-year low

Britain's jobless rate unexpectedly fell to an 11-year low between July and September, but there were also signs of a possible labour market slowdown.

Britain's jobless rate unexpectedly fell to an 11-year low between July and September, but there were also signs of a possible labour market slowdown.

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French job creation gaining momentum

France saw its fastest job creation last quarter since the eve of the financial crisis in 2007 with 52,200 new jobs.

France saw its fastest job creation last quarter since the eve of the financial crisis in 2007 with 52,200 new jobs.

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US adds 161,000 jobs in October, wages rise

US monthly jobs numbers show a strong pace of hiring in October, a lower unemployment rate and increased wages.

US monthly jobs numbers show a strong pace of hiring in October, a lower unemployment rate and increased wages.

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Eurozone unemployment eases to 10 percent

Unemployment in the eurozone remains high but eased in September to the lowest level in five years at 10 percent of the workforce.

Unemployment in the eurozone remains high but eased in September to the lowest level in five years at 10 percent of the workforce.

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Spain's jobless rate fall below 20%

A record summer for tourism helped push unemployment in Spain down to 18.9%, the lowest in nearly seven years in the three months to September.

A record summer for tourism helped push unemployment in Spain down to 18.9%, the lowest in nearly seven years in the three months to September.

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Hungary promises payroll tax cuts amid labour shortage

Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.

Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.

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UK job growth slows but no Brexit shock yet

Job creation in Britain slowed in the three months up to August but it seems the Brexit vote has not yet undermined the labour market.

Job creation in Britain slowed in the three months up to August but it seems the Brexit vote has not yet undermined the labour market.

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Unemployment rises in Spain for second straight month

The number of people in Spain registering as unemployed rose in September as the jobs boost of a strong tourist seasons wears off.

The number of people in Spain registering as unemployed rose in September as the jobs boost of a strong tourist seasons wears off.