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Statement by Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Commissioner László Andor on first anniversary of Rana Plaza garment factory disaster

Statement by Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Commissioner László Andor on first anniversary of Rana Plaza garment factory disaster

“One year ago, the world was shocked by the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people lost their lives in this terrible accident and thousands more were injured. One year later, many victims are still struggling with long-term injuries and waiting for compensation from the trust fund established […]

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EU-Moldova: Challenges ahead of signing Association Agreement

EU-Moldova: Challenges ahead of signing Association Agreement

Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle met with Republic of Moldova President Nicolae Timofti in Prague today (24 April). They discussed the situation in the country, including the many regional challenges it is faced with, and agreed that the political stability was more than ever Moldova’s invaluable asset; it offers an opportunity to focus […]

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Opinion: The Crimean crisis: Influence and consequences on the international community

Opinion: The Crimean crisis: Influence and consequences on the international community

By Vira Ratsiborynska, Political Analyst, European Parliament Society is facing a transformative period of its existence. And this evolution of society is influenced to a significant degree by globalization, interconnection and interdependence. Information and knowledge can play a crucial role in this dynamic process, especially when they are used as tools for misinformation and manipulation. […]

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Erasmus+? Ja bitte!

Erasmus+? Ja bitte!

Speech by Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou. “I am delighted to be here with you and Doris Pack [chairwoman of the European Parliament's Culture and Education Committee] to launch Erasmus+, the European Union’s new programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, and I would like to thank the German authorities for hosting […]

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Working conditions: Survey reveals deterioration and wide disparities in worker satisfaction

Working conditions: Survey reveals deterioration and wide disparities in worker satisfaction

While just over half of European workers perceive working conditions in their country to be good (53%), a majority (57%) nevertheless think that their working conditions have deteriorated in the past five years, according to a Eurobarometer survey published today, which looks at how the quality of work has been affected by the crisis. Although […]

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Commission clear to proceed with case against Reynolds American on tobacco smuggling

Commission clear to proceed with case against Reynolds American on tobacco smuggling

The Commission welcomes the decision yesterday (23 April) by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City to allow the European Union and 26 Member States to proceed with their civil claims against Reynolds American Inc. (RJR) in relation to the illicit trade in cigarettes. Tobacco smuggling is estimated to […]

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