The Commission believes French forecasts are too optimistic while wants Germany to tackle the troubled regional government sponsored Landesbanks. The biggest economy in Europe was urged to open up its energy
% or more if France and Germany fail to agree on a rescue plan for the Euro.
Competitor PSA (Peugeot, Citroën), whose Q3 2011 results were below expectations, has decided to put an end to the contracts
employment taxes. Many companies throughout Europe have taken initiatives to maintain jobs, most prominently, various means of reducing working hours.
In countries such as Germany, which have extensive
they apply and the amounts they ask for. The five Member States that requested the highest contributions (France, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Germany) accounted for around 70% of the total appropriations
an increase in their unemployment rate. The smallest increases were observed in Germany (7.1% to 7.6%), Luxemburg (5.2% to 6.0%) and Malta (6.2% to 7.0%). The highest increases were registered in Latvia (10
with a year ago, all member states recorded an increase in their unemployment rate. The smallest increases were observed in Germany (7.1% to 7.5%), Austria (4.0% to 4.7%) and Romania (5.7% to 6.4% between