Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | European Union Nominates Kristalina Georgieva to Lead I.M.F. Advertisement Supported by ByAlan Rappeport Aug 2, 2019 The European Union on Friday nominated Kristalina Georgieva, a Bulgarian economist, to replace Christine Lagarde as managing director of the International Monetary Fund after a tense selection process. European countries had struggled to reach a consensus on who would fill the post, one of the most prominent in global economic diplomacy. After multiple rounds of voting, Ms. Georgieva, the chief executive of the World Bank, emerged victorious. “It is an honor to be nominated as a candidate for the role of Managing Director of the IMF,” Ms. Georgieva, who is relinquishing her World Bank responsibilities, wrote on Twitter. Ms. Georgieva won out over Jeroen Dijsselbloem, a former Dutch … [Read more...] about European Union Nominates Kristalina Georgieva to Lead I.M.F.
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0 Have your say CAN I ask you to spare a thought for Europe? What? you might say, you’ve thought of nothing else for months. I’ll make myself a little clearer – put yourself in the shoes of a German, a French person, an Italian or Spaniard right now and imagine what you would be making of the situation across the English Channel. Before you dismiss this notion as the kind of dangerous Europhile thinking that got us into this referendum mess in the first place, think not just about geography, but about history and shared cultural, educational and sporting links. And consider the future too. After ignoring my pleas to study a foreign language for GCSE, my son Jack came home from college the other day looking rather thoughtful. “I wish I had taken Spanish or even French at school,” he said. “Or even German. It must be amazing to be able to speak another language.” He’s been lucky enough to visit Germany on a school … [Read more...] about Jayne Dowle: Our European neighbours are taking a dim view of UK’s Brexit mess
Citizens of Europe, If I am taking the liberty of addressing you directly, it is not only in the name of the history and values that unite us. It is because time is of the essence. In a few weeks’ time, the European elections will be decisive for the future of our continent. Never, since the Second World War, has Europe been as essential. Yet never has Europe been in so much danger. Brexit stands as the symbol of that. It symbolises the crisis of Europe, which has failed to respond to its peoples’ needs for protection from the major shocks of the modern world. It also symbolises the European trap. The trap is not being part of the European Union. The trap is in the lie and the irresponsibility that can destroy it. Who told the British people the truth about their post-Brexit future? Who spoke to them about losing access to the European market? Who mentioned the risks to peace in Ireland of restoring the former border? Nationalist retrenchment offers nothing; it is rejection … [Read more...] about A roadmap for European renewal
The European Union's foreign policy chief is "concerned" about the resignation of Iran's foreign minister and hopes it doesn't take effect, a source has told Euronews. Federica Mogherini negotiated for months with Mohammad Javad Zarif to conclude a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in 2015. However, that deal has come under strain since Donald Trump withdrew from the accord with the EU coming under pressure to compensate Iran economically for the impact of renewed US sanctions. Zarif announced on Twitter last night that he had asked to quit, but it is unclear whether his resignation will be accepted. Mogherini "is concerned by the resignation of Mr Zarif. She's following the situation closely and she hopes it doesn't take effect," the source said. The person added that the EU's policy would not change regardless. A majority of Iranian MPs have also indicated their support for Zarif amid internal fighting between moderates and hard liners in the country who accuse him of not reacting … [Read more...] about European Commission ‘concerned’ by resignation of Iranian foreign minister
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Older, better-educated workers accounted for the vast majority of the euro zone's employment growth in recent years, suggesting that pension reform is forcing workers to stay in the labour market longer, the European Central Bank said on Thursday.With Europe's population ageing rapidly, the labour force could shrink in the coming decades, placing a growing burden on government finances as the ratio of pensioners to active workers is already at a record high.gi The euro zone has added about 9.6 million jobs since its 2013 employment trough. Close to three-quarters of these have been filled by workers between 55 and 74, up from less than a third in the decade before the bloc's crisis, the ECB said in an Economic Bulletin article. "Demographics and pension reforms are likely the main explanatory factors underlying changes in the age breakdown of employment growth," the ECB said. So called 'prime age' workers - those between 25 and 54 - accounted for only about a … [Read more...] about Older, better-educated workers account for Europe’s jobs growth