More than 60,000 inmates in Germany are required to work while in prison. They earn up to three euros an hour maximum – way below the national minimum wage. For big corporations like Daimler or Aldi they're a source of cheap labor.
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.
A new report shows that a severe shortage of labor will pull down growth rates in coming years. Experts have long blamed migration for the shortage of workers in the region but now they point to another key factor.
The greenhouses of Almeria grow much of Europe's fruits and vegetables. The region's dark secret: Tens of thousands of migrants are apparently taken advantage of to fill supermarket produce sections.
Video recordings of Christophe Dettinger punching and kicking police officers during a yellow vest protest went viral in France. Supporters had raised money for his legal defense via crowdfunding.
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