We need to reform in a smart way and focus on building strong and flexible administrations that are able to understand and meet the immediate and future needs of citizens and business.
The unprecedented divergence in economic and social outcomes across the euro zone has called into question the ability of the European Union to achieve its core objectives as agreed within the Treaties, in particular balanced economic growth, full employment, social progress and the well-being of its peoples. [EMBARGO 1:15 PM 29/09]
Under the EU Treaties, discrimination based on nationality is prohibited. The European Union consists of 28 countries whose citizens are equal and have equal rights, including the right to free movement, subject to the application of jointly agreed rules. [EMBARGO 3:00 PM 25/09]
This memo, published on the occasion of a lecture given by Commissioner Andor at the University of Ghent today, outlines the trends and advantages of mobility and recalls the rules and safeguards that are in place to ensure fair mobility in the EU.
The European Commission welcomes today's official launch of the Public Employment Services Network, a new cooperation structure helping Member States further coordinate their policies and actions against unemployment and reinforcing the European economic governance framework.
The European Commission welcomes the adoption of the Dutch national Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund in the period 2014-2020. This programme outlines the priorities and objectives to spend €1.014 billion (of which over €500 million from the EU budget), contributing to strengthening economic growth in all Dutch regions and to achieving the Europe 2020 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
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