This section focuses on Europe; in particular, on problems such as the high rates of unemployment; low incomes; and high levels of government debt. At present, the largest problems are in southern Europe.
The following paper shows evidence (in the form of charts) that European Union (EU) countries tend to vary in harmony with each other: when one country succeeds, that country's success appears to help other EU countries. This paper shows how exports from one EU country can have positive effects on neighbouring EU countries. This paper uses car manufacturing as a case study. Four EU countries (UK, Germany, France, and Italy) are investigated, to clarify economic links.
|Economic links between UK and other European Union countries: exports from experts.|
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|Child undernutrition in England: could better targetting of state benefits help? - John Simister|
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The following paper reports evidence on jobs from the UK 'Labour Force Survey'; opinions, from a Eurobarometer survey; and UNESCO data, to compare education in UK with other countries. Evidence reported in this paper shows that too many British people have no qualifications, and that lack of qualifications keeps many people in low-paid jobs - or unemployed. UK needs more graduates: raising tuition fees to £9,000 per year discouraged many people from attending university, and ending the 'Education Maintenance Allowance' in England will be harmful. Migration of people to UK from other European Union countries has helped British employers; but the UK government needs to spend more on education, if Britain is to benefit from new technologies such as 3D-printing, nanotechnology, and installing solar panels.
|UK workers competing with other European Union countries: the importance of education|
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