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Study: Sweden ‘fails’ at job market integration

November 20, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL) Sweden is the second worst country in Europe when it comes to labour market integration, according to a new study from Stockholm University. “There is a lower rate of employment and higher unemployment among those who have been here for up to ten years compared to many other European countries,” sociologist […]

Pension reform in Slovenia: take two

November 8, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE SLOVENIA TIMES) Following the failure of the inclusion of the Golden Fiscal Rule into the Constitution, the focus is now back on structural reform, primarily pension reform and labour market reform. It´s more than obvious that the new pension reform will be the cosmetically improved “old” reform from last year which was […]

Job programmes in Sweden ‘unfair’ to foreign-born women

October 23, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL) Foreign-born women are treated unfairly compared to newly arrived men when it comes to programmes to help them enter the Swedish labour market, according an inquiry submitted on Tuesday to the integration minister, Erik Ullenhag. “Today’s system treats women unfairly systematically by offering inferior and delayed support for getting established in […]