The collapse of the negotiations for a new government gives the German political elite a second chance to avoid a capital mistake. Reform and democratisation of the EU could finally get the attention it deserves.
The sharing economy creates a new group of vulnerable workers. Some of them are beginning to defend themselves.
Hundreds of thousands of young Greeks have turned their backs on depleted public services, dead labour markets and worsening working conditions. Germany wants them. Meanwhile, the Greek health system feels the brain drain. Published in NORWEGIAN by Aftenbladet.
Investigate Europe spoke to Pier Carlo Padoan before the German elections. But the message of urgency conveyed here by the Italian Finance minister is even more topical now. Padoan, a full blown Europhile and admirer of German reforms, urges Berlin to accept the Italian proposals for “risk sharing” among Eurozone members because “time is running out for Europe”.
In the gig economy, a new class of precarious workers is emerging. The first ones are now beginning to defend themselves. And unions enter unknown territory. Publication in GERMAN via Der Tagesspiegel.
“Time is running out” for Europe, warns Italy’s Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan. Italy has done its homework, he says, calling on Germany to show faith and share risk to save the European project from a populist right.
Throughout Europe, from Finland to Portugal, from Ireland to Greece, the information technology (IT) of public administrations is based on Microsoft programs. Munich for the last decade was a poster child of the open source movement. But the pressure to return to the Monopolist is high…Read more in GERMAN.