I warmly welcome today's approval by the European Parliament of the proposed Directive to make it easier for people to exercise their right to work in another Member State, less than one year since the Commission presented the proposal.
What are the main obstacles to free movement of workers? Why is the European Commission proposing this Directive? Is free movement of workers sustainable in the context of the economic crisis?
The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Minister of a Quality Framework on Traineeships to enable trainees to acquire high-quality work experience under safe and fair conditions, and to increase their chances of finding a good quality job.
The European Commission welcomes today's definitive adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of the Regulation on the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD).
The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 10 March in Brussels.
I have spoken to you today because I wanted to present an objective and factual overview of free movement within the EU. Because I firmly believe that the debate on labour mobility should be based on facts rather than perceptions.