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    Commission starts a dialogue on the competitiveness of the European steel industry Choose translations of the previous link 

    30/07/2012

    Steel is one of the sectors that have been hit the hardest by the economic crisis and it has been strongly exposed to international competition. Currently, the economic slowdown and relatively weak demand for steel in Europe results in overcapacity.

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    Commission proposes €2.7 million from Globalisation Fund to help former Talk Talk workers in Ireland Choose translations of the previous link 

    27/07/2012

    The European Commission has today proposed to provide Ireland with €2.7 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 592 workers made redundant by Talk Talk Broadband Services and three of their suppliers with their re-integration into the labour market.

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    A first Italian microcredit provider under Progress Microfinance   

    20/07/2012

    Banca di Credito Cooperativo Mediocrati (BCCM) is joining the group of microcredit providers under Progress Microfinance with a senior loan of up to EUR 4,5 million aimed at supporting micro-enterprises and self-employed entrepreneurs in the Calabria Region.

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    Monthly Labour Market Fact Sheet - July 2012   

    19/07/2012

    This month's Labour Market Factsheet shows that unemployment is expected to worsen further in the coming months.

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    Progress Microfinance proves success as tool for micro-entrepreneur start-ups Choose translations of the previous link 

    17/07/2012

    The European Progress Microfinance Facility has proved to be a successful tool to create jobs, particularly amongst groups with difficulties to raise finance from more traditional sources, by helping start-ups by micro-entrepreneurs, according to the second annual report on its implementation, published today.

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    Commission proposes €2.9 million from Globalisation Fund for Dutch construction workers in Gelderland province Choose translations of the previous link 

    16/07/2012

    The European Commission has today proposed to provide The Netherlands with €2.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 435 redundant workers in the construction sector, strongly affected by the economic and financial crisis, with their re-integration into employment.

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    Commission proposes €4.3 million from Globalisation Fund to help former AstraZeneca workers in Sweden Choose translations of the previous link 

    16/07/2012

    The European Commission has today proposed to provide Sweden with €4.3 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 700 workers made redundant by the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca back to employment.

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    Youth unemployment: studies show apprenticeships and traineeships useful but need to be improved Choose translations of the previous link 

    02/07/2012

    Two studies undertaken for the European Commission on apprenticeships and traineeships in all EU Member States recommend that these schemes should be more responsive to labour market requirements, better adapted to business needs and offer more guarantees in terms of quality and perspectives for young people.

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