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    Strategic reports submitted by the Member States on cohesion policy 2007-2013: Questions and Answers Choose translations of the previous link 

    31/03/2010

    MEMO/10/115 Brussels, 31 st March 2010 Strategic reports submitted by the Member States on cohesion policy 2007-2013: Questions and Answers IP/10/396 What is cohesion policy? Cohesion policy is the European Union's strategy to promote and support the ...

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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

    IP/10/396 Brussels, 31 st March 2010 New Commission report presents first assessment of roll-out of European cohesion policy €93 billion or 27 % of EU funding has been allocated to projects for investment in jobs and growth in Europe over the last three ...

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    Working Time Directive – first stage consultation of social partners Choose translations of the previous link 

    24/03/2010

    MEMO/10/99 Brussels, 24 March 2010 Working Time Directive – first stage consultation of social partners What is the Working Time Directive? The Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) is part of the EU’s health and safety laws to protect workers....

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    European Commission launches first step towards review of working time rules Choose translations of the previous link 

    24/03/2010

    IP/10/345 Brussels, 24 March 2010 European Commission launches first step towards review of working time rules The European Commission has today requested the views of workers' and employers' representatives on the options for reviewing EU rules on working ...

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    Clearer rules for international couples – frequently asked questions Choose translations of the previous link 

    24/03/2010

    MEMO/10/100 Brussels, 24 March 2010 Clearer rules for international couples – frequently asked questions Why does the EU need to act to help international couples? There are around 122 million marriages in the EU, of which around 16 million (13 %) are ...

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    European Commission steps up legal action against Estonia on parental leave Choose translations of the previous link 

    18/03/2010

    IP/10/317Brussels, 18 March 2010European Commission steps up legal action against Estonia on parental leaveThe European Commission sent Estonia a reasoned opinion – the final stage before a case is referred to the European Court of Justice – for incorrectly ...

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    Gender equality rules: European Commission sends final warnings to Austria, Belgium and Poland and closes case against Estonia Choose translations of the previous link 

    18/03/2010

    IP/10/319Brussels, 18 March 2010Gender equality rules: European Commission sends final warnings to Austria, Belgium and Poland and closes case against EstoniaThe European Commission today sent reasoned opinions – the final stage before a case is referred ...

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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

    IP/10/243 Brussels, 8 March 2010 New legislation to reduce injuries for 3.5 million healthcare workers in Europe EU Employment and Social Affairs Ministers have today adopted a Directive to prevent injuries and infections to healthcare workers from sharp ...

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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

    IP/10/244 Brussels, 8 March 2010 EU to provide 45,000 micro-loans to unemployed and small entrepreneurs EU Employment and Social Affairs Ministers today agreed on a new facility to provide loans to people who have lost their jobs and want to start or ...

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    European Commission strengthens its commitment to equality between women and men Choose translations of the previous link 

    05/03/2010

    IP/10/237 Brussels, 5 March 2010 European Commission strengthens its commitment to equality between women and men Ahead of International Women's Day, the European Commission strengthened and deepened its commitment to equality between women and men with ...

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    European Commission aims to significantly reduce the gender pay gap Choose translations of the previous link 

    05/03/2010

    IP/10/236 Brussels, 5 March 2010 European Commission aims to significantly reduce the gender pay gap The European Commission plans to use a series of measures aimed at sig nificantly reducing the pay gap between men and women over the next five years....

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    Tackling the gender pay gap – Frequently Asked Questions Choose translations of the previous link 

    05/03/2010

    MEMO/10/65 Brussels, 5 March 2010 Tackling the gender pay gap – Frequently Asked Questions Why do we need to tackle the gender pay gap? At 18% across Europe, the gender pay gap remains intolerably high and stubborn....

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    Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 8-9 March 2010, Brussels Choose translations of the previous link 

    05/03/2010

    MEMO/10/66 Brussels, 05 March 2010 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 8-9 March 2010, Brussels The Council of EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 8-9 March in Brussels....

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    No exit strategies without effective social policies – new report Choose translations of the previous link 

    04/03/2010

    IP/10/229 Brussels, 4 March 2010 No exit strategies without effective social policies – new report Welfare systems and specific short-term policies have been vitally important in mitigating the social and economic impact of the crisis, says a new EU report ...

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    Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 20 10 Choose translations of the previous link 

    04/03/2010

    MEMO/10/62 Brussels, 4 March 2010 Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 20 10 What is the Joint Report and what does it cover? The Joint Report reviews the main trends in social protection and social inclusion across the EU and at national ...

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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). This battle for growth and jobs requires ownership at top political level and mobilisation from all actors across Europe. Five targets are set which define where the EU should be by 2020 and against which progress can be tracked.

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