Generations of economists have racked their brains over the best instruments and policies leading to a flexible labor market in the interests of both employers and employees.
Flexibility seems to be of the essence, that is the ability to swiflty adapt to a changing economic environment both nationally and globally. This page collates the latest DW content on the topic.
Several years ago the numbers of refugees who came to Europe skyrocketed. It marked a turning point in politics across the European continent and gave a boost to right-wing parties who vowed to clamp down on asylum-seekers and other migrants. In Norway, a group is helping refugees bring their skills into the labor market and turn their experiences into innovative business ideas.
This week on WorldLink: 30 years after the Lockerbie bombing, one father rejects the official story of what happened that day. Tensions are on the rise in Colombia as more and more Venezuelans crowd into Bogota. A German man has gone from left-wing convict to an advocate for jihadis sitting in German prisons and Norwegians are helping refugees bring their own ideas to the European labor market.
The German labor market is booming, employment is at a record high and the economy is experiencing its longest growth period ever. To stay competitive, many German businesses need qualified, skilled workers from abroad. After months of wrangling over migration issues, Germany's coalition government has finally reached a deal. Mike Mühlberger reports from Berlin.