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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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Tackling #SocialDumping: MEPs call for fair wages and social justice for workers

Tackling #SocialDumping: MEPs call for fair wages and social justice for workers

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Social dumping is about reducing labor costs using illegal and exploitative practices. It primarily concerns sectors such as agriculture, construction, catering, transport, heath and domestic services. European companies are able to use their workers in another member state on a temporary basis, but this can be abused by for example setting up bogus letterbox companies, […]

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#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

Talks with Turkey on dealing with the refugee crisis should not be linked to the country’s efforts to join the EU, warned Martin Schulz in Brussels. The European Parliament president addressed European heads of state and government at the start of the EU summit on 17-18 March dedicated to the migration crisis and economic priorities. […]

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#EUBudget: Overcoming crises and rapid recovery – Parliament’s EU budget priorities for 2017

#EUBudget: Overcoming crises and rapid recovery – Parliament’s EU budget priorities for 2017

Next year’s EU budget priorities should continue to be tackling the migration and refugee crisis while at the same time investing more and better to accelerate today’s slow economic recovery, MEPs say in a resolution voted on Wednesday (9 March). Parliament highlights the problems of long-term and youth unemployment and disparities in economic development across […]

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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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#Employment: Cities should be key partners in the delivery of EU employment policies

#Employment: Cities should be key partners in the delivery of EU employment policies

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mayors of major European cities debated with European Commissioners Thyssen (employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility) and Bieńkowska (internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs) on why cities should be key partners in the delivery of EU employment policies. Meeting Commissioner Thyssen, EUROCITIES politicians emphasised the potential of cities in delivering inclusive labour markets by […]

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#Unemployment Fighting long-term unemployment requires an European response, suggest local and regional leaders

#Unemployment Fighting long-term unemployment requires an European response, suggest local and regional leaders

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Measures at European level are needed to guarantee efficient employment services all across Europe, argues the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in an opinion adopted today (11 February 2016). Proposing actions to tackle long-term unemployment, the opinion drafted by Enrico Rossi (IT/PES), President of the Tuscany Region, also urges for strengthening demand for labour […]

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