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Europe asylum laws face scrutiny in migrant crisis

Europe asylum laws face scrutiny in migrant crisis

Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but the response by the 28-member European Union is hamstrung by a web of complicated rules governing asylum seekers.

EU loses 168 bn euros in sales tax fraud, errors

EU countries lost 168 billion euros ($187 billion) in sales-tax revenue in 2013 mostly due to fraud and errors, the European Commission said on Thursday.

UKIP's Farage invites leftist Corbyn on anti-EU campaign

British anti-EU leader Nigel Farage on Friday said he wanted leftist Jeremy Corbyn to be the next leader of the Labour Party and invited him to join his campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.

Romania bends to EU and IMF on fiscal reform

Romanian lawmakers overwhelmingly adopted Thursday a fiscal reform after taking into consideration concerns of its international creditors that the changes could weaken the country's finances.

Uber expands in Belgium despite bitter opposition

US-based taxi app Uber expanded its service in Brussels on Thursday despite growing opposition by traditional cab drivers who plan a major protest in Europe's capital later this month.


Europe shares credit for Obama's Iran vote victory

Iran talksWhite House arm-twisting may have secured the votes to force the Iran nuclear deal through a hostile Congress, but European ambassadors in Washington are getting credit for playing an outsized role.

SMEs supporting new approaches for welfare and jobs

At a press conference during the Alpbach Economic Symposium, UEAPME President Gunilla Almgren commented - on behalf of European SMEs - on new approaches towards welfare, wealth and work in Europe. Today's main message from businesses is that policy responses to the crisis have so far not been sufficient to bring Europe's economy back on track and ensure sustainable level of welfare for the majority of people in Europe."

Director International Legal Affairs, EPO

The European Patent Office - the second-largest public institution in Europe, with 7,000 staff members and a self-financed annual budget of EUR 2bn - is looking for a new director for its Directorate International Legal Affairs, PCT.

Sustainable Places 2015

Sustainable Places 2015
Sustainable Places 2015 aims to gather scientists, researchers, and engineers, from research institutes and the industry, around one of the greatest challenges that our societies have ever faced: ensuring long-term environmental sustainability of ever-growing, densifying urban areas, in a resource-constrained world.

Education and Training 2020 Joint Report

A draft joint report by the European Commission published on 2 September calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion.

Developments in collectively agreed working time 2014

Developments in collectively agreed working time 2014The average collectively agreed weekly working time in the European Union of 38.1 hours did not change between 2013 and 2014. In both years, the working week also remained, on average, 30 minutes shorter than the EU28 average in the EU15 Member States, and more than 90 minutes longer in the more recent Member States.