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