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    €3.9 million from European Globalisation Fund to help 528 former construction workers in Italy Choose translations of the previous link 

    31/10/2011

    The European Commission has proposed to provide €3.9 million of assistance from the European Globalisation adjustment Fund (EGF) to Italy.

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    Commission requests Italy to pay family benefits to cross-border workers Choose translations of the previous link 

    27/10/2011

    The European Commission has requested Italy to comply with its obligations under EU law to pay certain family allowances given by the region of Trentino-Alto Adige and the province of Bolzano to people working there but living in Austria.

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    Commission requests Luxembourg to end suspension of unemployment benefits Choose translations of the previous link 

    27/10/2011

    The European Commission has requested Luxembourg to end the practice of denying unemployment benefits due, solely on the basis of its national legislation, to persons receiving a pension from another EU Member State.

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    Social partners of the audiovisual sector agree on actions to promote gender equality   

    27/10/2011

    The Framework of Actions on Gender Equality adopted by the social partners of the audiovisual sector covers gender portrayal, addressing gender roles at work, equal pay, equality in decision making, and the reconciliation of work and personal life.

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    Commission requests Greece to end obligation for Greek pensioners to maintain Greek bank accounts Choose translations of the previous link 

    27/10/2011

    The European Commission has requested Greece to end its practice of requiring foreign workers benefiting from a Greek old-age pension to open and keep a bank account at the National Bank of Greece S.A. (NBG).

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    Commission refers Italy to Court for discrimination in access to public sector posts Choose translations of the previous link 

    27/10/2011

    The European Commission has decided to refer Italy to the EU's Court of Justice because of discrimination against nationals of other Member States as regards public sector jobs.

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    More responsible businesses can foster more growth in Europe Choose translations of the previous link 

    25/10/2011

    A responsible approach to business means more, and more sustainable, economic growth. This is why the European Commission has presented a package of measures to support entrepreneurship and responsible business.

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    New social survey: EU citizens satisfied with life, but reveal low confidence in national economies Choose translations of the previous link 

    17/10/2011

    A new Eurobarometer survey on the EU's social climate shows that although EU citizens remain negative when evaluating the general situation of their country, they seem to feel that the economy is recovering and are largely satisfied and positive regarding their personal situation.

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    Social Summit: EU working towards solutions for a job-rich, sustainable recovery Choose translations of the previous link 

    17/10/2011

    In preparation for the summit of Heads of State and Government planned for October 23rd, the President of the Commission, José Manuel Barroso, the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy and the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Waldemar Pawlak met European workers' and employers' representatives at the bi-annual Tripartite Social Summit.

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    €1.5 million from EU Globalisation Fund to help 726 workers in the Portuguese motor industry Choose translations of the previous link 

    14/10/2011

    The European Commission has approved an application from Portugal for assistance from the European Globalisation adjustment Fund (EGF). The application concerns 726 workers made redundant by three companies operating in the car sector in the regions Norte and Centro, in Portugal.

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    Labour demand in Europe continues to grow except for the public sector   

    07/10/2011

    According to the October edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, job offers and hiring have shown an increase (19 % for vacancies, 24 % for job finders and 12 % for public employment services vacancies) in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter in 2010.

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    €35 million from EU Globalisation Fund to help nearly 6,000 construction workers in Ireland Choose translations of the previous link 

    05/10/2011

    The European Commission has today proposed to provide Ireland with €35m from the European Globalisation adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 5,987 redundant construction workers across Ireland back into employment.

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    New amendments on the table to overcome deadlock on Food for the Deprived scheme Choose translations of the previous link 

    03/10/2011

    The EU Aid for the Needy scheme, which provides food for as many as 18 million of the EU's most deprived citizens, faces a drastic cut in spending next year following a Court ruling in April. In a further effort to overcome the deadlock in the Council of Ministers and maintain the food distribution programme at current levels, the European Commission has today put forward a second amended proposal to provide an impetus for a political agreement and to allow the successful food distribution scheme to continue in 2012 and 2013, as well as in the future.

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