The twin pressures of demographic change and inadequate training mean that Europe’s lack of skills will within 20 years mean 50m unfilled vacancies in the EU, warns Dominik Ziller.
The WTO’s Doha Round is dead if not yet formally buried, and instead Brussels and Washington are negotiating an ambitious transatlantic trade and investment pact. Joseph P. Quinlan reports on the advantages its supporters are claiming for both sides.
The exceptions, exemptions, ring-fenced funding and rebates to the 2014-20 budget are ample evidence of behind-the-scenes “horse trading” between EU leaders, says Guy Verhofstadt. He sets out how it should be re-structured to foster innovation, growth and jobs.
EU countries have much to be proud of as the world’s No. 1 aid givers. But Owen Barder points out that there’s still a good deal more that Europe could do to help poorer countries.
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