The European Commission has adopted today Partnership Agreements with Cyprus, Slovakia and the three Baltic States on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds funding during the next seven years.
Holding up a “red card” at the yearly conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Commissioner Andor has supported a worlwide campaign against child labour launched by the ILO today.
The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the Council of the European Union of a decision that supports amendments to the International Labour Organisation's Maritime Labour Convention to further protect seafarers from abandonment and ensure quick compensation in case of death or disability.
The economic and financial crisis of recent years has adversely affected labour markets and working conditions in Europe. Not only has unemployment been unacceptably high, but the quality of employment has also suffered.
The European Commission, under the patronage of President Barroso, hosted a conference in Brussels yesterday on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee. A key message emerging throughout the event was that concerted effort is taking place in Europe to implement the Youth Guarantee in order to ensure that quality employment for young people is part of this economic recovery.
Concerted action by the European Commission has put Roma integration firmly on the political agenda across Europe. The first signs of improvement in the lives of Roma are slowly starting to show, says a new report unveiled today on Member States' progress achieved under the EU Framework for national Roma strategies.
The past decades have seen unprecedented progress in improving women's rights and in increasing opportunities for women in all professional sectors. However this does not mean that equality has been achieved.
In Wales today, EU Commissioner in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor visited the PUPIL Project in Newbridge Comprehensive School and the GE Aviation apprenticeship, in Nantgarw.
A significant increase in poverty among the working age population is one of the most tangible social consequences of the economic crisis. A gradual reduction of unemployment levels may not be enough to reverse this situation if wage polarisation continues, notably due to a rise in part-time work.
The pan-European job search network EURES would be strengthened to provide more job offers, increase the likelihood of job matches and help employers, notably small and medium businesses, to fill job vacancies faster and better, under a proposal presented by the European Commission.