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Reducing #Unemployment – EU policies explained

Reducing #Unemployment – EU policies explained

| June 28, 2019

Looking for a job can be a challenge © AP Images/European Union – EP The EU aims to have three quarters of people aged 20–64 with jobs by 2020. Find out how the EU works to reduce unemployment and fight poverty. The economic and financial crisis of 2008 hit the global economy, leading to unemployment […]

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Support for #DevelopmentProjects must continue in all EU regions after 2020, MEPs say

Support for #DevelopmentProjects must continue in all EU regions after 2020, MEPs say

| March 28, 2018

All EU regions should continue receiving sufficient resources to co-fund their regional development projects after 2020, MEPs say. The EU cohesion policy budget must remain large enough after 2020 to fund EU investments in regional development projects that are capable of meeting current and future challenges, say Regional Development Committee MEPs in a non-legislative resolution […]

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#EU job-search aid: €1.8m for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands

#EU job-search aid: €1.8m for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU job search aid worth €1,818,750 for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands was approved in plenary in a vote on Tuesday (14 February). The workers were made redundant by six retail trade companies which recently went bankrupt in the Drenthe and Overijssel provinces. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still needs to […]

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#ECForecast: Winter 2017 Economic Forecast – Navigating through choppy waters

#ECForecast: Winter 2017 Economic Forecast – Navigating through choppy waters

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having proven resilient to global challenges last year, the European economic recovery is expected to continue this year and next: for the first time in almost a decade, the economies of all EU member states are expected to grow throughout the entire forecasting period (2016, 2017 and 2018). However, the outlook is surrounded by higher-than-usual […]

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#Equality in the workplace: MEPs push for better implementation of EU law

#Equality in the workplace: MEPs push for better implementation of EU law

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs have today(15 September) voted a report on the implementation of EU employment anti-discrimination legislation, 16 years after it was adopted. The 2000 Employment Equality Directive imposes a duty on the EU member states to provide protection against discrimination on grounds of religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation in the areas of employment, […]

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#InternationalWomensDay: Commission’s contribution to promote gender equality

#InternationalWomensDay: Commission’s contribution to promote gender equality

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), these are the priorities of the Commission in terms of gender equality. What are the priorities of the Commission in terms of gender equality? In December 2015 the Commission published the ‘Strategic engagement for gender equality 2016-2019‘. It represents the work programme for gender equality policy during […]

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#LabourMEPs: ‘We must fight to ensure our workplace rights are protected and work to strengthen them’

#LabourMEPs: ‘We must fight to ensure our workplace rights are protected and work to strengthen them’

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Labour MEPs have welcomed on 25 February the TUC report detailing the major employment rights that would be at risk if the UK left the EU, and reiterated calls for these rights not just to be protected but extended. Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said: “As a result of our EU […]

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