According to the latest EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review, the employment and social situation in the EU remained very serious in the second quarter of 2012, while divergence remains persistent between Member States.
The European Commission has requested Spain to take measures to fully apply the EU Directive that establishes basic rules on protecting workers' health and safety to members of the Civil Guard ('Guardia Civil').
The European Commission has requested Austria to fully apply to the education sector two health and safety Directives.
This month's Labour Market Fact Sheet shows a continuous growth in unemployment over the last 16 months to July 2012, with 2.6 million additional unemployed (up by 11.6 % or 1 percentage point).
European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor will visit Zagreb on 20 and 21 September to take stock of progress made by Croatia in the context of preparation for its accession to the EU, due on 1 July 2013.
The European Commission has today proposed to provide Germany with €5.3m from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 2,103 former workers of printing machinery manufacturer Manrola,d and Manroland AG and of three of its subsidiaries and suppliers.
The European Commission has proposed to provide Denmark with €7.4m from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 720 workers made redundant by the wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Group.
The European Commission published a staff working document on transnational company agreements and is inviting stakeholders to contribute to the discussion on the future of these agreements.
The urgent need for governments, EU institutions and the social partners to work together to resolve Europe's employment and social crisis was underlined by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the press conference concluding the Jobs for Europe Conference that took place in Brussels on 6-7 September.
The Commission is organising a major conference on employment policy, under the title "Jobs for Europe", on 6-7 September 2012.
More than 21 000 workers dismissed due to the economic crisis and the effects of globalisation were helped to find new job opportunities by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in 2011, according to a report adopted by the European Commission.