an increase in their unemployment rate. The smallest increases were observed in Luxembourg (5.4% to 5.5%), Germany (7.3% to 7.5%), and Belgium (7.7% to 8.0%).
The highest increases were registered in Latvia
'competition distortion' in neighbouring EU countries.
It is claimed that in Germany, where farmers are exonerated from paying any extra charges on seasonal agricultural labour and where there is no minimum
the Commission's decision on the suspension of EU law within two working weeks.
EU-15 countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands
of agency work being carried out.
The EU27 includes Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), the Czech Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Germany (DE), Estonia (EE), Ireland (IE), Greece (EL), Spain (ES), France (FR), Italy
remains on track."
"In Europe the gradual slowdown, as witnessed in the third quarter, continued. France and Germany did relatively well, while in Southern Europe the slowdown was more pronounced