In today's globalised labour market EU workers often spend part of their careers working outside the EU. In the same way, non-EU nationals make up around 4% of Member States' workforces.
The European Commission has requested Cyprus to clarify two issues linked to former Cypriot civil servants working in another EU member state or for the EU institutions.
The European Commission has requested Greece to recognise professional qualifications acquired in other Member States and end discrimination against holders of post-graduate diplomas obtained in other Member States.
The unemployment rate hit a new high at 10.1 % in the EU in January 2012, above the symbolic threshold of 10 %, up by 0.1 pp on the previous two months.
The Tripartite Social Summit with European workers' and employers' representatives focused, in particular, on the social partners’ key role in EU governance and their important contribution to restoring jobs and growth.