The working world is changing rapidly. In the service sector, in particular, customers expect more and more flexibility - at low prices. This entails few safeguards and constant uncertainty for many freelancers and contingent workers.
Germany is home to some 21 million retirees. About 16 percent of them face the threat of poverty - and their numbers are rising. Proposed solutions range from handing out a few extra euros to full-scale revolution.
Nearly 90 percent of the world's 67 million domestic workers do no not have any kind of social security coverage, according to a study from the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The government has revealed long-planned proposals for adaptation to a digital working world. They call for greater social protections and better documentation as work becomes more flexible.
France's President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled his new cabinet. It inherits a difficult legacy, in particular a sluggish economy dogged by years of high unemployment. DW's Doris Pundy reports from Paris.
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