France has long prided itself on its generous labor laws, that give workers more security and more perks than in most European countries. But hit by the eurozone crisis and an ageing population, France now needs reform
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have agreed on a proposal for a mandatory program to distribute refugees among EU countries. The move reflects a change from the French side.
The UN projects that India will become the world's most populated nation by 2022. And with a fifth of the global working-age population soon living in the country, DW examines the challenges and opportunities involved.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said painful structural reforms have enabled his country to no longer be the "sick man of Europe." He noted that Spain was on track to log the highest growth rate in the EU.
French President Francois Hollande has expressed support for Germany's call for a common European policy on asylum. He also echoed Angela Merkel's condemnation of the anti-refugee violence in Heidenau.