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EU employment and social situation rapidly diverging and deteriorating

Friday, September 28th 2012 - 17:02 UTC
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The employment and social situation in the EU remained very serious in the second quarter of 2012 with unemployment rising overall but also displaying significant differences between Member States, households' financial situation deteriorating and child poverty increasing, a press release of the European Commission (EC) informs. Read full article


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  • briton

    out of the Euro
    out of Europe...

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    While even a world business cycle has a natural ebb and flow, this time around it can't be more obvious the crisis is in Latin Europe.

    (Luckily, they're not their cousins to the right of the map).

    Wouldn't it be nice to appreciate that here's many subregions in the world doing WELL: Sweden raised its outlook, Silicon Valley, aka Stanford is chugging out 'disruptive' change, Singapore is rawrin.

    Chancellor Merkel is sponsporing legislation in Germany that provides a subsidy, (valued at under a couple hundred U.S.) for stay-at-home parents regardless of income level.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #1 Out of austerity, whether in or out of Europe...

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trunce

    ”(Luckily, they're not their cousins to the right of the map).”

    Sorry can you be more specific - I'm using iOS 6. : (

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 07:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    These Europeans are at least consistent in their approach to different issues. Even in poverty they go women and children first :)

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The UK needs to be out of the EU.

    Europe will still deal with us.

    @1 briton

    The UK is not in the Eurozone, we do NOT have the Euro as the currnecy of the UK. It is still the Great British Pound £.

    Or do you know something I don't? :o)

    4 Trunce

    Try turning the 'phone off and using a map. :o)

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    6, Chris,
    One never trusts politicians,
    Did you know their are actually some today, that would join the Euro tomorrow,
    Clegg being one of them,
    Sadly many brits are confused with political clap trap.
    The British isle have traded with Europe since the dawn of time, and will continue to trade until the end,

    As long as he wants what you have you can trade,
    But the likes of clegg and others, scare brits into thinking without Europe, we will be alone, very alone, no friends no mates, no allies,
    Utter crap,
    Besides we can and should re aligned the commonwealth, and grow with out true friends,
    And not futuristic federalists.
    Just my opinion…

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    @4 Nice!!

    I'm saying that potential turbulence is 'mapping' in increasing magnitude from Italy to Iran.

    IRAN has a new 'chicken clamp'!
    The government PREFERS the media not to show people eating chicken on tv, so as to not start a hunger revolution.

    Did you know that Sicily was called 'Greater Greece' in historical times?
    Greece is SOMEWHAT a part of Latin Europe, and it's capital, geographically, is the Middle East.

    I'd say the fiery MidEast are l passionate Latin Europe's 'cousins'.
    And note that the relatively calmer Lat Europe, with aaall their unrest, is doing waaay better than the Middle East right now on food and every other type of security.

    It was food insecurity that sparked the Arab Spring, and there's a tsunami grain shortage popping up again.

    Anyways, Argentina. Argentina is UNIQUE in all of Latin America.
    It is predominantly of Latin EUROPEAN descent, so I'm predicting that Argentina will be more affected by Latin Europe than others.

    While part of the reason that Canada and Australia have AAAs, is because they come from, and have ties to, boring, “save for the winter”, get to sleep early stock.

    They're just going to stuff their faces with nuts in front of a blazing hearth and drink hot cocoa until it's the season to invest again.

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    Using your logic and taking your post into account, your cousins must be the Neanderthals, or mayhap Homo Erectus... you do know how to build phrases after all...

    Sep 30th, 2012 - 07:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll


    Out of the EU, out of Europe...

    And you still got the record deficits, contracting GDP, riots, strikes, and rising poverty.

    Well, I hope you do it. At least then the Brits will have no one to blame. hahaha

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    like the time to jump,

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The scuttlebutt on the financials is that once Greece is out (very shortly) Germany will drop the Euro like the failed grab for power by them that it is.

    So it will soon be Germany for the Germans, but they will still deal with the UK, like they do now.

    Britain may be able to get the immigrants back to the old iron curtain block where most of them come from when we exit the EU. Be worth leaving for that alone.

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    8/9 billion military black hole,
    They said they fixed it,
    After the slaughter,
    Today they announce that after Xmas 8, troops will be made redundant,
    [We just don’t have the money ]
    Two days ago mr kind guy Cameron has now committed the UK to overseas aid, [12 billion]
    Our ships gone , troops gone , planes gone , bases going,
    But be fair we have no money,
    2.5 billion to ECHR, plus health. n. safety rules,
    50 billion total, subscription fees to the EU . ECB . IMF .
    But we have no money for Britain,
    Iran , Israel , Afghan , Iraq , Syria , Somalia , china and Japan , Argentina , , Libya , Pakistan , and the list of possibilities goes on,
    The yanks are slowly withdrawing to the pacific,
    But we have no money for Britain,

    Thank god we have had successive governments that put Britain first,
    [sick , sick , sick ,]

    If politicians fought in our, steed, perhaps they would find money SHARPISH.???

    Just a humble British thought .

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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