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    New Commission report presents first assessment of roll-out of European cohesion policy Choose translations of the previous link 

    31/03/2010

    €93 billion or 27 % of EU funding has been allocated to projects for investment in jobs and growth in Europe over the last three years, according to a report adopted today on the EU's cohesion programmes for the 2007-2013 period.

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    Women and poverty, the fundamental right to live a decent life Choose translations of the previous link 

    29/03/2010

    In this second issue of the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion newsletter you will find out more about women and poverty, the ‘fundamental right to live a decent life” and a project designed to promote the social inclusion of the elderly.

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    Calculate the gender pay gap in your work environment Choose translations of the previous link 

    29/03/2010

    You are a young female stockbroker with a university degree working in a small bank in Finland. Do you know that the Gender Pay Gap in your working environment is on average 26%?

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    European social partners meet EU to debate exit from the crisis and Europe 2020 strategy Choose translations of the previous link 

    25/03/2010

    On March 25, 2010 the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero representing the Presidency of the Council met the European social partners to look at how Europe can exit the current economic and financial crisis.

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    European Social Partners commitment on inclusive labour markets Choose translations of the previous link 

    25/03/2010

    On 25 March 2010, ETUC, BUSINESSEUROPE, UEAPME and CEEP presented their European agreement on inclusive labour markets at the Tripartite Social Summit in Brussels.

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    Review of EU working time rules Choose translations of the previous link 

    24/03/2010

    The European Commission has requested the views of workers' and employers' representatives on the options for reviewing EU rules on working time.

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    Report on Health in Europe. Trends and analysis Choose translations of the previous link 

    19/03/2010

    The health research group of the Observatory on the Social Situation which is funded by the European Commission has produced a report on Health in Europe.

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    Commissioner Andor visits Spain Choose translations of the previous link 

    18/03/2010

    Commissioner László Andor took part in a Spanish Presidency Conference on 'Posting of Workers and Labour Rights' in Oviedo on 17-18 March.  

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    Organising Transitions in Response to Restructuring Choose translations of the previous link 

    18/03/2010

    Study on instruments and job schemes and professional transitions and re-conversion at national, sectoral or regional level in the EU.

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    Commissioner Andor visits Spain Choose translations of the previous link 

    18/03/2010

    Commissioner László Andor took part in a Spanish Presidency Conference on 'Posting of Workers and Labour Rights' in Oviedo on 17-18 March.  

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    The gender pay gap and poverty Choose translations of the previous link 

    18/03/2010

    Almost 80 million Europeans are at risk of poverty.

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    Monthly Labour Market Monitor March 2010 Choose translations of the previous link 

    16/03/2010

    The European labour market is beginning to show more consistent signs of stabilisation, half a year after the economy started to improve – according to the latest Monthly Labour Market Monitor from the European Commission.

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    EU governments and social partners get tough with the gender pay gap Choose translations of the previous link 

    08/03/2010

    In the last five years, the pay gap between men and women has narrowed in a great number of EU Member States, but the unadjusted gender pay gap remains high at 17.6% for the EU as a whole.

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    EU to provide 45,000 micro-loans to unemployed and small entrepreneurs Choose translations of the previous link 

    08/03/2010

    EU Employment and Social Affairs Ministers have agreed on March 8, 2010 a new facility to provide loans to people who have lost their jobs and want to start or further develop their own small business.

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    Analysis of evolving skills needs Choose translations of the previous link 

    08/03/2010

    Evolving demands for skills and competencies in key economic sectors are highlighted in a series of studies carried out for the European Commission.

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    New legislation to reduce injuries for 3.5 million healthcare workers in Europe Choose translations of the previous link 

    08/03/2010

    EU Employment and Social Affairs Ministers have on March 8, 2010 adopted a Directive to prevent injuries and infections to healthcare workers from sharp objects such as needle sticks – one of the most serious health and safety threats in European workplaces and estimated to cause 1 million injuries each year.

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    Workplace social dialogue essential in bringing European companies out of the recession Choose translations of the previous link 

    03/03/2010

    Six out of ten employees (63%) are covered by a recognised institution of employee representation, according to Eurofound’s Second European Company Survey of 27,000 public and private companies across Europe.

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    Europe 2020: Commission proposes new economic strategy in Europe Choose translations of the previous link 

    03/03/2010

    The European Commission has launched today the Europe 2020 Strategy to go out of the crisis and prepare EU economy for the next decade. The Commission identifies three key drivers for growth, to be implemented through concrete actions at EU and national levels: smart growth (fostering knowledge, innovation, education and digital society), sustainable growth (making our production more resource efficient while boosting our competitiveness) and inclusive growth (raising participation in the labour market, the acquisition of skills and the fight against poverty).

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    EU Globalisation Fund pays €40 million to Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands Choose translations of the previous link 

    02/03/2010

    The European Commission will make payments from the European Globalisation adjustment Fund (EGF) of almost € 40 million to help nearly 7,000 dismissed workers in four different sectors:

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    Fighting poverty and social exclusion through new technologies Choose translations of the previous link 

    01/03/2010

    Cristina Garmendia, Spanish Minister of Science and Innovation invites the European internet users to share their projects on how to contribute to the fight against poverty and exclusion through new technologies.

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