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Employment

EU employment highest on record

Employment in the 28-nation European Union increased to the highest on record in the second quarter.

IMF chief tells bankers to not dismiss cryptocurrency

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be luddites.

Protests against more austerity measures in Greece

Protesters outside Greece's parliament threw boxes of fish at police ahead of a vote that approved new austerity measures.

Dombrovskis urges lenders to unblock new loans for Greece

A deal next week on unblocking new loans for Greece is seen as crucial to prevent Athens from defaulting on debts due in July.

Greek economy begins to show signs of recovery

Greece's economy expanded in the first three months of 2017, upwardly revising a previous flash estimate in May that showed a 0.1 percent quarterly contraction.

France still struggles to comply EU deficit limits

France, along with Spain, Greece, Britain, will continue to face disciplinary procedures for its excessive budget deficit.

EU urges members to address inequality

The European Union is urging member states to take advantage of the bloc's recovering economy to strengthen public finances.
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EU Brexit negotiator demands 100 billion euros from Britain

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator insisted that Britain's accounts must be settled before any talks on its future trade relationship with the EU can take place.
EU unemployment

Euro area unemployment at 9.5%

Eurostat estimates that 19.716 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 15.515 million in the euro area, were unemployed in March.
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New Commission measures to ensure “culture of compliance” on EU rules

Today's package of measures will make it easier for people and companies to manage their paperwork online.

Austerity-wracked Greece refuses more cuts as EU officials call for speedy deal

European Union officials urged Greece and its lenders to conclude a long-overdue bailout review quickly to safeguard economic recovery but Athens said it wouldn't ask "a euro more" from its austerity-wracked citizens.

Will Britons do their own dirty chores when EU workers are forced to leave?

More than a quarter of employers in Britain say staff members from other European Union countries have considered leaving their firms or the country in 2017 after last year's Brexit vote.

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