The EU has on 24 June 2010 adopted new measures aimed at simplifying management rules for the structural and cohesion funds. The changes should help to facilitate access to the funds and accelerate flows of investment at a time when public budgets are under pressure.
The European Commission has sent Italy a formal request to end discrimination against applicants to public sector posts in the province of Bolzano, as such discrimination is in breach of Italy's obligations under EU law on free movement of workers and on discrimination on grounds of nationality.
The European Commission has sent a formal request to the United Kingdom to pay care benefits to Britons – often pensioners – residing abroad in accordance with its obligations under EU law.
The European Commission has welcomed new French rules on working conditions in the international rail sector that mean that France now complies with its obligations under EU law in this area (laid down in Directive 2005/47/EC).
The European Commission has requested Italy to put and end to discriminatory conditions in competitions for university students to access low rent apartments in Milan. The Commission considers the disciminatory rules to be in breach of EU law on free movement of workers.
IP/10/773 Brussels, 22 June 2010 New survey reveals more people struggling to make ends meet One European in six reports a constant struggle to pay household bills and three quarters believe that poverty has increased in their country over the past year. ...
What is the survey about? On 17 June, EU leaders agreed to set a target to reduce the number of Europeans at risk of poverty and social exclusion by at least...
IP/10/721 Brussels, 11 June 2010 EU launches European social dialogue with education workers and employers The Commission launched today a new social dialogue committee in education with teachers, trainers, lecturers and education authorities from across ...
MEMO/10/233 Brussels, 4 June 2010 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 7-8 June 2010, Brussels The Council of EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 7-8 June in Luxembourg....
IP/10/676 Brussels, 3 June 2010 Equality: European Commission closes case against Belgium on gender legislation The European Commission has today closed legal proceedings against Belgium for failing to communicate national measures to implement European ...
IP/10/665 Brussels, 3 June 2010 Free movement: EU closes case against Luxembourg over footballers' nationality The European Commission has today closed legal proceedings against Luxembourg over quotas for foreign footballers....
IP/10/675 Brussels, 3 June 2010 Equality: European Commission warns Slovakia of legal action over implementing gender equality rules The European Commission today sent a reasoned opinion – the final stage in EU legal proceedings before going to court ...
IP/10/674 Brussels, 3 June 2010 Equality: Commission takes further legal action against Italy on discriminatory pension age The European Commission has today issued a new request to Italy to comply with a 2008 European Court of Justice ruling that different ...