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Differences in Minimum Wage compared across Europe

Many countries in Europe operate under a set statutory minimum wage that ensure that workers get paid a reasonable salary. The minimum wage is important as it prevents the exploitation of such people by unscrupulous businesses and employers. Also, one can know the least amount to expect when they apply for a job for the day.

Brain Drain: Loss of Greece's Educated Youth

Greece was one of the countries hit hardest by the recent recession. However, in addition to the financial setbacks that the country faced, many people are beginning to talk about a bigger problem— the “brain drain” that’s occurring as young people leave the country to look for employment. It is estimated that 200,000 young and talented Greeks have left the country to look for work in higher paying areas

Why the UK Faces a Nursing Shortage

The United Kingdom currently maintains significant unfilled nursing vacancies. Many experts believe the problem will increase in scope in the future unless policy makers take prompt corrective action to address the issue.
This article briefly explores the debate concerning the number of nurses in the UK. It also examines some of the possible reasons underlying the current shortage.

Spanish Nurses Move to the UK as Spain's Economy Falters

In October 2013, Spain’s Ministry of Employment and Social Security confirmed that the Spanish economy had lost 87,000 jobs bringing the number of unemployed people in the southern European country to a high of 4.8 million people. Spain’s economic drivers are dominated by tourism, pharmaceutical, auto-manufacturing, and oil and gas sectors. The fledgling automotive industry has been greatly upset by the economic downward spiral. On the other hand, the country’s tourism sector can only grow if the country is able to keep its public transportation sector workers employed. Read Full Article

EU migration to Germany

That is how the single market is supposed to work. Spain has a youth unemployment rate of 56%. In Greece it is 58% (see chart). By contrast, Germany has negligible youth unemployment (8%) and a shortage of qualified workers . Read Full Article

EU Commission sees Greek recovery but few jobs

Greece's deep, six-year recession is likely to end in 2014, but unemployment will remain above 20% for another three years, the European Commission said today in a report. Read full Article