The euro area continues to struggle with feeble growth, but economic performance for the first three months of the year rose by 0.5 per cent compared to the previous quarter. Germany beat analysts’ expectations, reaching a two-year quarterly high.
Eating lunch in Italy's Bolgheri wine country, it is not hard to understand why the number of international visitors to this bucolic corner of Tuscany has doubled in five years.
The economic outlook for both the eurozone and the EU as a whole is increasingly upbeat, says the European Commission. Although concerns remain, the crisis of recent years seems to be finally over.
We must wean ourselves off unsustainable economic growth if we are to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, say some economists. But what are the alternatives to growth?
A recovery in the labor market has reduced poverty and improved social justice across the EU, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation. But the gap between northern and southern countries remains wide.
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