30% of jobs could be affected by automation in 2035

30% of jobs could be affected by automation in 2035

In about fifteen years from now about 30% of jobs will be exposed to a potentially high risk of automation, says PwC in a study of 200,000 workers and 29 countries, including Belgium. “On average, in the 29 countries studied, the proportion of jobs exposed to a potentially high risk of automation is estimated at around 3% in the early 2020s, but will rise to almost 20% by the end of the 2020s, before reaching about 30% in the mid-2030s,” says PwC. The consulting firm has identified three waves of…

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Deliveroo added 29 million euros to the economy in a year

Deliveroo added 29 million euros to the economy in a year

Deliveroo generated 29 million euros in additional income for Belgium’s restaurant sector between June 2016 and June 2017, the British online food delivery company said in a press release based on an economic impact study by the Capital Economics research bureau. Deliveroo said its delivery service paved the way to expansion for its 1,100 partner restaurants, 45% of which said they acquired new clients via Deliveroo. One in five (20%) partner restaurants indicated that they had broadened their menus or extended their opening hours thanks to the increased customer base…

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Polish “Holocaust law” meets soft response by EU

Polish “Holocaust law” meets soft response by EU

Last week the Polish parliament adopted the problematic “Holocaust law” which criminalizes certain statements on Poland’s role in the Holocaust. President Andrzej Duda signed on Tuesday the law but said that he would send it to the country’s Constitutional Court for judicial review, leaving open the possibility of an amendment to the law. EU, despite its recent clampdown on illiberal legislation in Poland, has reacted softly. According to the new law, which in the past was considered as unconstitutional, “whoever publicly and contrary to the facts attributes to the Polish…

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