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Most Europeans do want to work after retirement age

Is Eurofound’s a contrarian view? While youth unemployment rampantly increases throughout the European Monetary Union, Eurofound on Wednesday will be telling a different story: the labour market shortfall caused by the decline in Europe’s population and workforce will not be offset by growing immigration levels nor by higher fertility and productivity rates, delegates will be told at the Opening Conference of the 2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity…




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UK high tech manufacturers expect to gain market share from their EU competitors

LONDON | The UK high tech manufacturing sector still remains positive about prospects for 2012 according to a new survey. Respondents felt the current euro zone situation could provide UK high tech manufacturers with opportunities. 30% said that the UK had generally become more competitive than other major European economies. The health of the sector was reflected by 84% of the respondents saying they were either busy or operating almost at…


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The European Commission promotes EU-India IT research

LONDON | The Open Group and the Interactive Technology Software and Media Association (ITSMA) have partnered with a consortium of leading European and Indian research and technology developers to identify future areas for coordination of government funded IT research. Supported by the European Commission, the Fostering Cooperation in Computing Systems for EU and India (EU-INCOOP) project is investing over €460,000 to bring together leading researchers from India and Europe to identify priorities and develop a joint research roadmap that…


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Britons embrace austerity

LONDON | More than one in two adults (56%) said they planned to cut back on their spending. Women were more prone to this than men (59% to 50%). More than one in three people (37%) wanted to try to save more money each month whilst 36% said a key resolution was to cut down their debts. The research showed an attitude-divide between the young and old with the under 35s top financial resolution focusing…