Employment package 2012
Type: Archives [short]
Vernon | Barcelona - Quirón Hospital | Spain | Italy | Berlin | Fustiñana | Germany
With EU unemployment hitting record levels and forecasts of a grim economic outlook for the months ahead, the Commission came forward on 18 April 2012 with a set of concrete measures to boost jobs. The proposal focuses on the demand-side of job creation, setting out ways for Member States to encourage hiring by reducing taxes on labour or supporting business start-ups more. It also identifies the areas with the biggest job potential for the future: the green economy, health services and ICT. The policy communication underlines the need for a stronger employment and social dimension to EU governance and lays down ways to involve employers' and workers' representatives more in setting EU priorities.
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||Wind turbines: each of these turbines in Navarra, a region tucked between the Atlantic and the Pyrenees, is 80 metres high and capable of producing enough electricity to power 1000 homes, Navarra, Spain, 06/2009 (3 shots)
||Solar plant, Fustiñana, Southern Navarra, Spain, 06/2009
||Workers at solar plant (9 shots)
||Wind turbine factory, Navarra, Spain, 06/2009 (5 shots)
||Exterior view of the Quirón Hospital, Barcelona, Spain, 01/2010
||Interior view of the Quirón Hospital; surgeon showing how to use a simulator for arthroscopic operations; view of the operation room; real arthroscopy operation performed on a patient, Barcelona, Spain, 01/2010 (5 shots)
||Production of CT scanners in a Siemens factory, Germany, 01/2010 (7 shots)
||Doctor examining a patient using a "Somatom Cardiac" scanner, and images of the heart and thorax on the computer screen (7 shots)
||Research team members testing the software programme in the "Spirit of Berlin"'s automated car and team researchers testing a car using an iPhone and eye recognition system, Berlin, Germany, 01/2010 (12 shots) The Spirit of Berlin is an Artificial Intelligence vehicle that is completely controlled by computers, without a human operator. Computers process information provided by the navigation system, laser sensors and video cameras, which makes the robotic car very versatile and useful for, among other things, the surveillance of large enclosed areas and warehouses.
||Polytect project and EU Centre engineers working on the use of SELCOM glass fibre textiles, in the structure of a house, which will then be tested to see what would happen in the event of an earthquake; engineers adding sensors to the textile, in order to monitor the behaviour of the structure; engineers looking at structure behaviour models on a computer, Italy, 01/2010 (11 shots)
||Snecma facilities: Vinci motor, scientists at work and ESA's Ariane 5 space rocket lifting off, Vernon, France, 01/2010 (11 shots)Vinci space motor is the new cryogenic engine, intended for Ariane 5's new upper stage, and is being developed and tested by Snecma in France.