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Brexit 09-07-2020

EU nationals shut out from UK welfare scheme, report warns

EU citizens in the UK risk being shut out of accessing the country’s welfare system as a result of a little-known test that requires them to prove that they are permanently in the UK, according to research published on Thursday (9 July).

Linking retirement to life expectancy ‘saves welfare’

As the French government reels from a series of strikes and protests over its plan to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, a leading Brussels policy expert warns of more trouble ahead across Europe unless governments are frank with voters about the fundamental reforms required to grapple with the looming demographic crisis. 
Elections 18-09-2006

New Swedish leader promises privatisations

Welfare reforms and privatisations, but no new euro referendum, form the agenda of new Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of the centre-right coalition which ousted the Social Democrats.  

Swedish elections to challenge Nordic Model?

The centre-right alliance in Sweden has a slight lead over the ruling Social Democrat party in polls prior to elections on 17 September. The actual unemployment rate, welfare benefits and tax on labour are key issues.  
Brexit 28-03-2006

Strikes hit France, UK and Germany

Three of the EU's leading economies will be hit by strikes on 28 March. Both in France and the UK the disruptions underline the difficulty in pushing through labour market reforms.   
Elections 03-09-2004

Schröder may lose German State elections amid welfare protests

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democratic Party is likely to suffer a defeat in the upcoming regional state elections amid anger over planned cuts to jobless benefits, polls show.
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