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Close-up on the hand of man holding a pen and going through numbers on a piece of paper 09/12/2015

Are we richer or poorer than before the onset of the crisis?

The global financial crisis triggered a deep recession in 2008 and 2009, the deepest since the Great Recession of the early 1930s. In 2009, the EU's GDP dropped by 4.4%, and in 2014 it barely exceeded the level of 2008.

A young and older man looking through the jobs ads section of a newspaper 07/12/2015

New pathways for the long-term unemployed

Today, the Employment and Social Policy Ministers have reached an agreement during the EPSCO Council on the Commission's proposal for a Recommendation on long-term unemployment.

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