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#EU4FairWork – Commission launches campaign to tackle undeclared work

#EU4FairWork – Commission launches campaign to tackle undeclared work

| March 3, 2020

On 2 March, the Commission launched the first European campaign for declared work. The initiative intends to raise awareness amongst workers, companies and policymakers that undeclared work does not pay off. It deprives workers of social protection, it distorts competition between businesses, and it leads to huge gaps in public finances. A new Special Eurobarometer illustrates […]

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Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

| February 9, 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes referred to as the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the vast collection of development and investment initiatives would stretch from East Asia to Europe, significantly expanding China’s economic and political influence – writes […]

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#Eurostat – Unemployment in the EU at lowest rate since year 2000

#Eurostat – Unemployment in the EU at lowest rate since year 2000

| January 30, 2020

According to figures published on 30 January by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the unemployment rate in the 28 EU member states was 6.2% in December 2019, continuing the steady decline in the previous months. It marks the lowest rate since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000. […]

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#EUProgrammeForEmploymentAndSocialInnovation – €200 million for microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders across Europe

#EUProgrammeForEmploymentAndSocialInnovation – €200 million for microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders across Europe

| December 2, 2019

The European Union, the European Investment Fund (EIF), and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have launched a €200 million loan fund to support lending to micro-enterprises and social enterprises under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation(EaSI). Commenting on the new EaSI loan fund. Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen said: “We are delighted […]

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#PostedWorkers – Commission reports on improved enforcement

#PostedWorkers – Commission reports on improved enforcement

| September 26, 2019

The European Commission has adopted a report on the application and implementation of the Enforcement Directive on Posting of Workers in the EU member states.This Directive entered into force in 2014 and provides key tools to fight circumvention and abuse of EU rules on posting of workers. The report shows that by now, all member […]

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Employment and social developments in Europe: #LabourMarket outlook remains broadly positive

Employment and social developments in Europe: #LabourMarket outlook remains broadly positive

| September 23, 2019

The autumn edition of the Commission’s Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review published today confirms that the EU labour market continues to break records, with 241.4 million people in employment in the EU (160 million in the eurozone) during the second quarter of 2019. EU employment has been growing for 25 consecutive quarters, […]

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#WorldSkills – Final preparations under way for major international conference to address growing skills crisis in labour market

#WorldSkills – Final preparations under way for major international conference to address growing skills crisis in labour market

| July 31, 2019

Industry leaders, policy-makers, education and training providers, and researchers will converge on Kazan, Russia next month for the WorldSkills Conference. Alongside the same event, more than 1,600  young people from 63 nations will also compete to be world champions in 56 different skills across a wide range of industries — from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to […]

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