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March 15, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For President Clinton, bringing the world to the Rust Belt to talk about jobs Monday represented a risky gambit to transplant his liberal Democratic domestic agenda into the rarefied air of the international economic arena. For the first time, Clinton sought to turn over an entire summit of Western industrialized nations to a debate on one specific economic problem that is normally the preserve of domestic politics--joblessness.
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March 22, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
European Union leaders pledged in Lisbon four years ago to turn the trade bloc into the world's most competitive economy by 2010. But executives at AstraZeneca, BASF, SAP and Total say bureaucracy and high taxes still hold back economic growth and stifle entrepreneurs. "We are paying a heavy price," said Tom McKillop, the chief executive of London-based AstraZeneca, the EU's second-largest drug maker. Europe's $11-trillion economy has lagged behind that of the U.S.
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December 2, 1991 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been more than two years since 36-year-old Ferdi Rutenfrans lost his last paying job, cataloguing books at the Amsterdam public library. "I wasn't exactly fired," he said. But he didn't exactly quit either. He chafed under what he calls the library's "hierarchical" organization. "I had words with my employer," and the next thing he knew he had joined the sizable ranks of the Dutch unemployed.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1999 | From Associated Press
Despite a slowdown in growth this year, unemployment in the European Union is expected to drop further, reversing the "infernal spiral" of joblessness, the EU's chief monetary official said Tuesday. The European Commission predicted economic growth in the 15-nation EU will fall this year by .8 percentage point to 2.1%, while unemployment will decrease by .4 percentage point to 9.6%. EU Monetary Affairs Commissioner Yves-Thibault de Silguy said unemployment was expected to drop to 9.2% next year.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1999 | From Associated Press
Despite a slowdown in growth this year, unemployment in the European Union is expected to drop further, reversing the "infernal spiral" of joblessness, the EU's chief monetary official said Tuesday. The European Commission predicted economic growth in the 15-nation EU will fall this year by .8 percentage point to 2.1%, while unemployment will decrease by .4 percentage point to 9.6%. EU Monetary Affairs Commissioner Yves-Thibault de Silguy said unemployment was expected to drop to 9.2% next year.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
EMI Warns About Unemployment, Says Growth Outlook Good: Economic growth prospects for 1995 in the European Union are bright, but wage restraint is needed to keep inflation in check, according to the European Monetary Institute. It also tempered the optimism of its annual report by warning of high unemployment, governmental fiscal deficits and high levels of public debt.
NEWS
March 15, 1994 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opening an international conference on unemployment at a "historic, important and long-overdue moment," President Clinton on Monday called on the world's leading industrial democracies to embrace the technological changes that are shaking their economies. At the same time, the President tried to counter growing concerns that the improvement in workplace productivity fueled by those technological advances must lead to layoffs.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Official figures released last week confirmed what most western European political leaders already knew: Unemployment in the region, already alarmingly high, had jumped again.
NEWS
March 16, 1994 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials from the leading industrial democracies completed their first jobs conference Tuesday, agreeing on the need to improve education, training and worker skills to combat unemployment but failing to bridge a crucial gap between the United States and Europe.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is now a virtual certainty that the rich democracies of Western Europe will fail in one of their major political goals of the 1990s: halving the region's crippling unemployment rates by the end of the century. And as expectations drop, there is mounting concern about the prospects of making any substantial progress at all in reducing what is widely acknowledged as the region's single most serious social problem.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
EMI Warns About Unemployment, Says Growth Outlook Good: Economic growth prospects for 1995 in the European Union are bright, but wage restraint is needed to keep inflation in check, according to the European Monetary Institute. It also tempered the optimism of its annual report by warning of high unemployment, governmental fiscal deficits and high levels of public debt.
NEWS
March 17, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Canada, the government is poised to unveil an "internship" program as part of an $800-million initiative to help high school graduates find a home in the workplace. In Britain, a program dubbed ReStart aims to offer workers training and job placement soon after they are laid off, rather than when their jobless benefits run out years later.
NEWS
March 16, 1994 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials from the leading industrial democracies completed their first jobs conference Tuesday, agreeing on the need to improve education, training and worker skills to combat unemployment but failing to bridge a crucial gap between the United States and Europe.
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