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EU potential for social unrest is world's highest: ILO
« on: June 03, 2013, 11:15:53 AM »
Via Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/03/us-europe-unrest-ilo-idUSBRE9520OI20130603

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(Reuters) - The potential for social unrest in European Union countries is higher than anywhere else in the world and the already yawning gaps between rich and poor, a major trigger, are likely to widen globally, the International Labour Organisation said on Monday.

In its annual World of Work Report, the ILO said social unrest - strikes, work stoppages, street protests and demonstrations - had increased in most countries since the economic and financial crisis that began in 2008.

But the risk, it said, "is highest among the EU-27 countries - it increased from 34 percent in 2006-07 to 46 percent in 2011-2012." However, the risk was not evenly spread and had not grown in at least seven of the member states.

Those most vulnerable, the report said, were Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. However the risk of social unrest had declined in Belgium, Germany, Finland, Slovakia and Sweden since 2010.

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Re: EU potential for social unrest is world's highest: ILO
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 01:02:15 AM »
Once again, socialism will push Europe to the brink of another continental war.

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Re: EU potential for social unrest is world's highest: ILO
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 01:37:25 AM »
Unfortunately, this time - who is the enemy?
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