As a new government takes power, plenty of business owners, temporary workers and economists are hopeful that some of the country’s most pressing labor issues will soon be addressed.
Groups idolizing Spanish dictator Franco will become illegal under plans presented by the new socialist government of Pedro Sanchez. Madrid also plans to fund the exhumation of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War.
Malgorzata Gersdorf has defied a controversial new Polish law forcing all judges into retirement at 65. A former labor leader who helped topple Communism in the country has warned of a potential "civil war."
But the socialist-led government will have a hard time succeeding in such a task as it requires a super-majority. The rise of a Socialist leader in Madrid has raised hopes of a possible dialogue with Barcelona.
A paper presented at a European Central Bank conference in Sintra, Portugal, has suggested that labor market reforms may have increased inequality in Germany. The study thus challenges a key tenet of monetary policy.
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