New EU social security rules come into force today to simplify access to social security for air hostesses, stewards and pilots and to improve access to unemployment benefit for self-employed frontier workers.
The employment and social situation in the EU remains subdued despite small improvements according to the Quarterly Review published today. Differences between Member States remain significant, with around half the Member States experiencing some economic growth and the other half either in stagnation or seeing a decline in the first quarter of 2012.
On 28th and 29th June, EU leaders will come together at the European Council to agree on a comprehensive package of measures to boost growth and jobs in the European Union, a "Compact for Growth And Jobs".
The European Commission has requested Italy to end the exclusion of managers (dirigenti) from the procedural guarantees for information, consultation of workers at the workplace laid down by EU law.
The European Commission has requested Cyprus and Sweden to implement into their national law new EU legislation which defines conditions for temporary agency workers (Directive 2008/104/EC).
The European Commission has requested Italy and the United Kingdom to fulfil their obligations under EU law by implementing fully into national law a 2009 Directive on protecting workers from hazardouschemicals.
The European Commission has asked Greece to comply with its obligations under EU law by taking into account professional experience and seniority acquired by teachers in other Member States without any time limit.
The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 21 June in Luxembourg under the chairmanship of Mette Frederiksen (Danish Minister for Employment), Karen Hækkerup (Danish Minister for Social Affairs and Integration) and Manu Sareen (Danish Minister for Gender Equality).
The European Commission has today proposed to provide Spain with €1.3 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 320 redundant workers in the construction sector with their re-integration into the labour market.
László Andor, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, has welcomed the European Parliament's resolution voted today on the Employment Package recently released by the Commission.
Just in time for the summer holidays, the EURO 2012 Football Championship and the London 2012 Olympics, the European Commission has launched an application for smartphones explaining how to use the European Health Insurance Card.
László Andor, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, has welcomed the OECD study "The jobs potential of a shift towards a low carbon economy", published today.
The European Commission has today proposed to provide Denmark with €6.5m from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 550 redundant workers in the shipbuilding sector with their re-integration into the labour market.