Europe and Australia

Trying to make Kosovo work

Jobs hope Trying to make Kosovo work By Julie Hunt, Koso Aug 17, 2016 – 11:00 Ethnic flavour boosts tourism in Kosovo (swissinfo.ch ) Kosovo is a country on the mend after the 1999 war. But high unemployment and widespread poverty have spurred many Kosovars to leave. Switzerland is one […]

France’s Burkini Bigotry

By THE EDITORIAL BOARDAUG. 18, 2016 A woman wearing a burkini, a swimsuit that leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed, as she swims at Marseille, France. CreditReuters After bans on full-face veils, head scarves in schools and rules about students’ skirt lengths, France’s perennial problem with Muslim women’s […]

Work until 69?

Source: The Local Economy Minister and Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was swift to condemn it, saying: “A factory worker, a shop assistant, a nurse, a care-giver would find this idea nuts. So do I.” The offending idea is a passage in this month’s Bundesbank report, which noted that “the currently satisfactory […]

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