Investigate Europe investigation into public IT contracting practices prompts French officials to call for a public inquiry into defence contracts handed to Microsoft.
Four out of five new jobs are precarious: In spite of economic progress, millions of European workers are pushed into insecurity and precariousness. This is very problematic, says EU commissioner Marianne Thyssen.
Governments in Western and Eastern Europe clash over child benefits. While the sums are small, emotions are strong.
The number of jobs has exploded in Europe in recent years. But most of them are insecure and badly paid. Now politicians and economists fear that deregulation of the labour markets threaten economic development.