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    Commission asks Luxembourg to end discrimination in access to study grants and allowances Choose translations of the previous link 

    27/02/2012

    The European Commission has requested Luxembourg to end discrimination against migrant workers and members of their families in accessing study grants, financial aid for volunteers and the so-called allowances of 'boni pour enfant'.

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    Commission requests UK to take fully on board new rules for European Works Councils Choose translations of the previous link 

    27/02/2012

    The European Commission has requested the United Kingdom to complete the full transposition of new EU law on European Works Councils (the recast of EU Directive on European Works Councils) into its national law.

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    Commission asks Malta to stop cuts to civil service pensions from other Member States Choose translations of the previous link 

    27/02/2012

    The European Commission has requested Malta to stop reducing Maltese old-age pensions by the amount of civil servant pensions received from other Member States.

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    A first French microcredit provider under Progress Microfinance   

    21/02/2012

    IMF Créa-sol (Institut de Microfinance Créa-sol) is joining the group of microcredit providers under Progress Microfinance with a senior loan agreement of up EUR 1 million, which is expected to generate, thanks to the leverage effect, at least EUR 1 million in microloans, if fully utilised.

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    Employment and Social Policy Council Choose translations of the previous link 

    16/02/2012

    The Council of EU Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 17 February in Brussels.

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    EU sets out plans for adequate, safe and sustainable pensions Choose translations of the previous link 

    16/02/2012

    The European Commission has published a White Paper on adequate, safe and sustainable pensions. It looks at how the EU and the Member States can work to tackle the major challenges that confront our pension systems.

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    1,138 Spanish construction workers to get help €1.6 million support from EU Globalisation Fund Choose translations of the previous link 

    15/02/2012

    The European Commission has proposed today to provide Spain with €1.6m from the European Globalisation adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1,138 redundant construction workers back into employment.

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    Monthly Labour Market Fact Sheet – February 2012   

    10/02/2012

    The number of unemployed people in the EU stood at 23.8 million in December 2011, i.e. 1.1 million more than in March 2011, when the declining trend in unemployment was reversed.

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