Launch of a timely new World Bank report addressing the key issues for European governments that struggle to manage the fiscal legacies of the global financial crisis, austerity and the spectre of rapid population ageing. At the same time, the circumstances that lead people to work and trade in the shadow economy have grown in importance. The World Bank study analyses these factors and formulates a set of general policy suggestions that are relevant for all EU member states, as well as those who aspire to join the Union to bring as much economic activity in from the shadow economy.
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