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Time to Make The Numbers Count

Martin Rees | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Martin Rees

Without reliable performance indicators, the effectiveness of governments and international organisations cannot be measured and it is impossible to create the right incentives for improvement.

Reasons for the Surge in Births to Single Women

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.29.2013 | Science
Nigel Barber

Throughout Europe, births to single mothers more than doubled between 1990 and 2010. Such rapid changes are very unusual historically. They cry out for explanation from social scientists.

Scientists Beware: Shooting the Messenger

American Statistical Association | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

While every scientist faces the possibility of being the bearer of bad news, statisticians are especially vulnerable. At present, two countries -- Greece and Argentina -- are bringing charges against statisticians who are reporting truthful, yet unpleasant, data.

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.11.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is no longer simply a question of left versus right or nationalism versus xenophobia. Today, the choice in increasingly between old world versus new world, and a future which envisions participation in the EU versus one that does not.

Eurozone's Hits Sad Milestone

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the 17-country eurozone hit a record high of 11.6 percent in September, official figures showed Wednesday, a sign the ...

Eurozone Hits Awful Record

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

LONDON — Mass unemployment in Greece and Spain, where nearly half of those under 25 are out of work, sent the jobless rate across the 17-nation ...

Eurozone Unemployment Hit Record High Last Year

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LONDON — Unemployment across the 17 countries that use the euro ended 2011 at a record high, official figures showed Tuesday, a day after EU lea...

European Retail Feeling The Pain Of Austerity Measures

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS — Retails sales in the 17-nation eurozone dropped in November, official statistics showed Friday, as consumers felt the bite of austeri...

The European Crisis Was Predictable and Is Salutary for the Euro

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

This crisis is in fact salutary: it was time that the Eurozone members realized that the Euro is a privilege, but that they have to act responsibly.

Greek Debt Crisis Gets WORSE On Revised Debt Figures, Protests Mount

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Markets pushed Greece closer to an expensive bailout after the EU raised its estimate of the country's budget deficit Thursday ...

Greece Evidences the Weaknesses of the Euro

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

Greece is, once again, on the verge of bankruptcy and, once again, is asking its European partners for help.