Unemployment marches higher in Europe amid coronavirus pandemic

The jobless rate rose to 8.1% in the 19 countries that use the euro currency in August, up from 7.9% in July, official statistics showed Unemployment rose for a fifth straight month in Europe in August amid concern that extensive government support programmes won’t be able keep many businesses hit …

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Swiss voters refuse to rein in immigration from EU

The Swiss have rejected a bid to dramatically reduce immigration from the European Union, but have embraced offering paid paternity leave for the first time, projections from several votes in the country Sunday showed. Shortly after polls closed at noon (1000 GMT), projections from gfs.bern polling institute indicated that 63% …

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EU weighs Alexander Lukashenko sanctions, meets his Belarus opponent

The EU has drawn up a list of around 40 people it could hit with asset freezes and travel bans in response to irregularities in the August 9 elections that gave Mr. Lukashenko a sixth term in office. European Union (EU) foreign ministers on Monday were weighing whether to impose …

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