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Eurostat clarifies how to record energy performance contracts in national accounts

19 September, 2017 - 13:44
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 September 2017 Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, has published today an updated guidance note on the recording of energy performance contracts (EPCs) in government accounts.

Eurostat clarifies how to record energy performance contracts in national accounts – Questions and Answers

19 September, 2017 - 13:44
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 19 September 2017 Eurostat is publishing today a guidance note on the accounting consequences for governments of energy performance contracts. What is an energy performance contract (EPC) and why is it important? An energy performance contract (EPC) is a contractual agreement between a private...

Apprenticeships abroad: Commission gives boost to long-term placements across the EU

4 September, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 September 2017 The European Commission is pre-financing seven pilot projects that offer long-term apprenticeships abroad. Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, commented: "Evidence has shown that long-term mobility experiences improve social, job-specific and language skills – much more...

Seafarers: New measures to improve working conditions

27 July, 2017 - 13:10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 July 2017 The European Commission is proposing that an agreement between social partners to improve the working conditions of seafarers on board of EU-flagged vessels, be enshrined in EU law.

Speaking points by Commissioner Thyssen on the 201Employment and Social Developments in Europe review (ESDE Report)

17 July, 2017 - 19:03
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 17 July 2017 Speech by Commissioner Thyssen in charge of Employement, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility   Ladies and gentlemen, From my first day in office, my priority has been investing in Europe's people; because the European Union is and...

Employment and social developments in Europe: 2017 review shows positive trends but highlights high burden on the young

17 July, 2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2017 Today, the Commission published the 2017 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. This year's edition confirms positive labour market and social trends and continued economic growth.

2017 Review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe – Questions and Answers

17 July, 2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 July 2017 Today, the Commission published the 2017 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. How is the labour market and social situation in the EU developing? The labour market recovery is continuing and strengthening further.

INFRINGEMENTS: Commission refers CROATIA to the Court for failing to communicate national measures transposing EU rules to enforce the Posting of Workers Directive

13 July, 2017 - 13:01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2017 Commission refers CROATIA to the Court for failing to communicate national measures transposing EU rules to enforce the Posting of Workers Directive The European Commission is referring Croatia to the Court of Justice of the EU over the failure to notify the measures...

The future of EU finances: High Level Group presents proposals to simplify access to EU funds

11 July, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 July 2017 Today the group of independent Cohesion Policy experts presented its final report for a simplified EU funds framework after 2020. Although the achievements of the EU Cohesion Policy are undeniably positive, the current volume of rules does not always make life...

Commission welcomes agreement by Parliament and Council to protect workers better against cancer-causing chemicals

11 July, 2017 - 12:53
European - Statement Commission Brussels, 11 July 2017 Today the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the Commission's proposal to set new or stricter exposure limits for several cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace.

European Solidarity Corps: jobs and traineeships on track

10 July, 2017 - 13:10
Commission - Press release European Brussels, 10 July 2017 Half a year after the European Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps and following the matching of voluntary placements which started in March 2017, thousands of job and traineeship placements are now also kicking off.

Monday 17 July: Commission presents 2017 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe

7 July, 2017 - 12:04
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Monday 17 July, the Commission will present its 2017 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe. This year's edition will focus on the issue of intergenerational fairness.

Press statement by Commissioners Avramopoulos and Thyssen on the launch of the EU Skills Profile Tool for non-EU citizens

20 June, 2017 - 15:11
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 20 June 2017 Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos Dear all, Today, on World Refugee Day, we think of the more than 65 million people that are displaced globally because of war or persecution.

Integration: New Skills Profile tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour market

20 June, 2017 - 13:11
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2017 On the occasion of the United Nations' World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'. It is an off – and online web editor that will make it possible for non-EU nationals...

Questions and Answers on the EU Skills Profile Tool for non-EU Nationals

20 June, 2017 - 13:11
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 June 2017 On the occasion of the United Nations' World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'. See IP/17/1603 Why has the Commission introduced this tool? Non-EU nationals (migrants from non-EU countries) can actively...