The Greek parliament has approved the first civil service layoffs in more than a century. The debt-troubled country has to slim down its bloated public sector to receive another tranche of its international bailout.
The transition from school to workplace is difficult for many young Germans. The city of Hamburg has now developed a model that helps young people in their job search: The youth employment agency.
Politicians used to get caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Now it’s more likely to be with their fingers round a pipe or syringe. Social Democrat Michael Hartmann is the latest pol to go out on a high.
France's rail strike is set to go into a seventh day as the government refuses to set aside its reform program to reduce debt and prepare for European competition. It is the longest transport strike in years.
Civil servants in Greece have started a 48-hour strike directed mainly at the government's continued austerity course. Employees were seen to be unwilling to accept massive layoffs as planned by Athens.
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