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Moving forward on the European Pillar of Social Rights: Commission seeks to promote social protection for all

20 November, 2017 - 13:09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 November 2017 The Commission has launched today the second round of discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at the EU level, on how to support access to social protection for all people in employment and in self-employment.

Taking the European Solidarity Corps forward: Commission welcomes agreement reached by Youth Ministers

20 November, 2017 - 13:09
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 November 2017 Today, EU Ministers in the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council came to an agreement on the Commission's proposal to provide the European Solidarity Corps with its own budget and legal framework. Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, Günther H.

Questions and Answers on the second European Vocational Skills Week

20 November, 2017 - 12:50
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 November 2017 From 20 to 24 November 2017, the European Commission is organising the second European Vocational Skills Week, building on the success of last year's initiative.Why a European Vocational Skills Week? Skills are a pathway to employability and prosperity.

Vocational education and training in the European spotlight: Second European Vocational Skills Week launched

20 November, 2017 - 12:49
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 November 2017 From 20 to 24 November 2017, the European Commission is organising the second European Vocational Skills Week, building on the success of last year's initiative.

Statement of President Juncker on the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

17 November, 2017 - 14:10
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 17 November 2017 Today, European Union leaders have solemnly proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Social Summit for fair jobs and growth in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Pillar was first announced by President Juncker in his 2015 State of the Union...

Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth: strengthening the EU's social dimension

16 November, 2017 - 13:09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 November 2017 On 17 November, President Juncker and Swedish Prime Minister Löfven will jointly host EU leaders for the first EU Social Summit in 20 years. The Presidents of the EU Institutions, EU Heads of State or Government, social partners and other key...

Employment: Report confirms effectiveness of EU Globalisation Fund

31 October, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 October 2017 Today, the Commission has published its report on the performance of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in 2015 and 2016. The report reaffirms the role of the Fund as a flagship demonstration of European solidarity within the limits of its...

Equal Pay Day: Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioners Thyssen and Jourová

31 October, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 31 October 2017 Today, the average hourly pay of women in Europe is 16.3% lower than that of men. European Equal Pay Day, which falls on 3 November this year, marks the moment when women effectively stop getting paid compared to their male colleagues, with...

Speech by Commissioner Thyssen following the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

24 October, 2017 - 13:01
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Luxembourg, 23 October 2017 Speech by Commissioner Thyssen, in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, following the Press conference by the Estonian Presidency and the Europe Commission, at the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council,...

Commission welcomes the Council's endorsement of the European Pillar of Social Rights and its general approach to reform the Posting of Workers Directive

24 October, 2017 - 10:37
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 24 October 2017 . At the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council of 23 October in Luxembourg, EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs expressed their unanimous endorsement of the European Pillar of Social Rights, only two years after the idea was...

Joint Statement following the Tripartite Social Summit

18 October, 2017 - 18:10
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 October 2017 Joint statement by President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas, President of BusinessEurope Emma Marcegaglia and General-Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation Luca Visentini This Autumn Social Summit...

Employment: Commission report shows increased wage growth and swifter transitions from unemployment to employment

13 October, 2017 - 13:03
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 October 2017 Today, the Commission published its yearly report on Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe. This year's edition confirms the positive labour market trends that have been witnessed in the EU.

The Future of EU Finances: new Cohesion report fuels the discussion on EU funds after 2020

9 October, 2017 - 12:36
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 October 2017 Today the Commission publishes the 7th Cohesion report, taking the pulse of EU regions, drawing lessons from cohesion spending during the crisis years and setting the scene for Cohesion Policy after 2020.

The Future of EU Finances: the 7th report on economic, social and territorial cohesion

9 October, 2017 - 12:36
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 9 October 2017 Today the Commission publishes the 7th Cohesion report, taking the pulse of EU regions, drawing lessons from cohesion spending during the crisis years and setting the scene for Cohesion Policy after 2020.

Commission reports on employment and social situation in the EU: record high employment rates and signs of improvement for the youth

5 October, 2017 - 13:34
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 5 October 2017 The EU remains on a firm path towards more employment and growth according to the latest Quarterly Review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe. Employment in the EU continues to grow at a consistent pace and in almost all Member...

Commission adopts initiative to boost apprenticeships in Europe

5 October, 2017 - 13:10
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 5 October 2017 Commission adopts initiative to boost apprenticeships in Europe Today the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships. This initiative is part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016.

European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships: Questions and Answers

5 October, 2017 - 13:10
Commission - Fact Sheet European Brussels, 5 October 2017 European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships: Questions and Answers IP/17/3585 What is being proposed? The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation on a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships.

Infringements - Free movement of workers: Commission refers the Czech Republic and Luxembourg to the Court for failing to communicate measures transposing EU law into national legislation

4 October, 2017 - 14:13
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2017 Free movement of workers: Commission refers the Czech Republic and Luxembourg to the Court for failing to communicate measures transposing EU law into national legislation The European Commission is referring the Czech Republic and Luxembourg to the Court of Justice of the...

Commission continues work on fair and predictable employment contracts – Questions and Answers

25 September, 2017 - 13:33
European - Fact Sheet Commission Brussels, 25 September 2017 The European Commission has entered into further discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at EU level on how to modernise the rules on employment contracts, in order to make these contracts fairer and more predictable for all types of workers.

Moving forward on the European Pillar of Social Rights: Commission continues work on fair and predictable employment contracts

25 September, 2017 - 13:32
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 September 2017 The European Commission has entered into further discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at EU level on how to modernise the rules on employment contracts, in order to make these contracts fairer and more predictable for all types of workers.

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