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    Disability benefits: Commission refers Slovakia to Court of Justice for discriminating against severely disabled people living abroad Choose translations of the previous link 

    30/05/2013

    The European Commission has referred the Slovak Republic to the EU's Court of Justice for not paying disability benefits to severely disabled persons living in other Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, in breach of EU law on social security coordination.

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    Social security benefits: Commission refers UK to Court for incorrect application of EU social security safeguards Choose translations of the previous link 

    30/05/2013

    After several formal and informal contacts between the European Commission and the UK authorities, the Commission has decided to refer the United Kingdom to the EU's Court of Justice because, in breach of EU law, it fails to apply the 'habitual residence'...

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    European Health Insurance Card: Commission expresses concerns about refusals by Spanish public hospitals to recognise EHIC Choose translations of the previous link 

    30/05/2013

    The European Commission has requested information from Spain about complaints that Spanish hospitals providing public healthcare are refusing to recognise the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

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    Moving Europe beyond the crisis: country-specific recommendations 2013 Choose translations of the previous link 

    29/05/2013

    The European Commission has today adopted recommendations to EU Member States designed to move Europe beyond the crisis and strengthen the foundations for growth. These recommendations are based on detailed analyses of each country's situation and provide guidance to governments on how to boost their growth potential, increase competitiveness and create jobs in 2013-2014.

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    EU measures to tackle youth unemployment Choose translations of the previous link 

    28/05/2013

    In March 2013, 5.7 million young persons were unemployed in the EU-27, of whom 3.6 million were in the euro area. The youth unemployment rate was 23.5% in the EU-27 and 24% in the euro area, relatively stable over the month, but up by respectively 0.9 percentage points and 1.5 percentage points compared to March 2012.

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    Cohesion Policy: getting the most from EU Funds for growth and jobs - Commission moves to help Choose translations of the previous link 

    21/05/2013

    Measures to help crisis-hit countries to use much needed EU funds have been proposed today by the European Commission. The measures would help these Member States to tackle youth unemployment, to support small and medium sized business and to pay for key infrastructure projects.

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    European Commission making headway on Roma integration Choose translations of the previous link 

    15/05/2013

    European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding (Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights) and Commissioner László Andor (Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) will today meet with civil society organisations to discuss Roma integration in Europe.

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    Social investment: a momentum for investing in people – conclusions of the Leuven Conference Choose translations of the previous link 

    06/05/2013

    The key role of social investment for the modernisation of national welfare systems and for overcoming Europe's employment and social crisis was underlined by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the conference on the implementation of the Social Investment Package.

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    EU institutions agree on new rules to protect workers from electromagnetic fields   

    06/05/2013

    The Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission have reached an agreement on 26 March on a new directive protecting workers from potential risks associated with electromagnetic fields.

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