A European Commission review of employment and social policies shows that countries which had reformed their labour markets and invested in human capital proved to be more resilient during the economic crisis.
The latest data shows that internet use continues to grow steadily, at 6.6% globally in 2014 (3.3% in developed countries, 8.7% in the developing world). The number of internet users in developing countries has doubled in five years (2009-2014), with two thirds of all people online now living in the developing world.
Brussels will host a "Girls in ICT" event on 25 April, co-organised by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the International Telecommunications Union. The event will seek ways of attracting women to ICT jobs, writes Anne Bouverot.
Although the English language plays a central role in today's international business environment, workers in many countries are still struggling with basic communication skills, according to a new report.
Three weeks after her initial plan to impose gender quotas on company boards met with strong opposition, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding unveiled a new proposal. But this time it was criticised for being too weak.
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy may call EU heads of state and government together to discuss growth initiatives before June, he told delegates at the European Business Summit in Brussels yesterday (26 April), which focused on skills and growth.
Most European employers (86%) cut or froze their investments in training last year despite ongoing skills shortages and must take urgent remedial action, business and political leaders converging in Brussels for the 2012 European Business Summit will hear today.
Europe risks being left behind by its global competitors as a shortage of engineers and scientists feed into lower productivity and a loss of domestic and international trade, delegates at this year's European Business Summit will hear.
Matching workers' skills with the demands of employers is seen as crucial to boosting employment rates, restoring growth and tackle looming labour shortages in sectors like health care, science and the green economy.