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Sunak pledges 30 billion pounds to stem unemployment crisis

Sunak pledges 30 billion pounds to stem unemployment crisis

| July 14, 2020

Britain’s finance minister has promised an additional £30 billion to head off an unemployment crisis, funnelling money to employers, homebuyers and beleaguered hospitality firms to drive a recovery, write Andy Bruce and David Milliken. Rishi Sunak (pictured), who was already on course to take state borrowing to World War Two levels with £133bn of initial […]

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Commission launches #YouthEmploymentSupport – A bridge to jobs for the next generation

Commission launches #YouthEmploymentSupport – A bridge to jobs for the next generation

| July 3, 2020

The European Commission is taking action to give young people all possible opportunities to develop their full potential to shape the future of the EU, and thrive in the green and digital transitions. The coronavirus pandemic has emphasized the often difficult start many young people face in the labour market. We need to act fast. […]

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#Competition – Commission launches process to address the issue of collective bargaining for #Self-Employed

#Competition – Commission launches process to address the issue of collective bargaining for #Self-Employed

| July 2, 2020

The European Commission has launched a process to ensure that the EU competition rules do not stand in the way of collective bargaining for those who need it. The initiative seeks to ensure that working conditions can be improved through collective agreements not only for employees, but also for those self-employed who need protection. Stakeholders […]

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After #SURE, what will happen to Europe’s self-employed?

After #SURE, what will happen to Europe’s self-employed?

| April 29, 2020

The Support and Mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) initiative, which was recently approved by the European Council, is a powerful tool that enables the EU to shield all workers, including the self-employed, from the coronavirus economic slowdown. After the dust settles down, however, it is important that national governments remember the particular struggles of the self-employed, gig workers and freelancers and take […]

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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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