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    Developments following the Swiss referendum on 9th February - statement by Commissioner László Andor Choose translations of the previous link 

    26/02/2014

    This core principle of the free movement of persons is a cornerstone of our relationship. It is a fundamental right. It is not simply "negotiable", as some tend to believe.

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    Council of Europe and European Commission to support local authorities' Roma inclusion actions Choose translations of the previous link 

    25/02/2014

    Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor announced today plans to reinforce local authorities' efforts to overcome inequalities between Roma and non-Roma citizens in their municipalities.

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    Commissioner Andor welcomes European Parliament's approval of proposed new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived Choose translations of the previous link 

    25/02/2014

    I welcome today's approval by the European Parliament of the proposed new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, which will be worth €3.8 billion in the 2014 to 2020 period.

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    Employment: vacancy trends reveal growing North-South divide in EU labour market Choose translations of the previous link 

    24/02/2014

    Vacancy trends in the European labour market indicate a widening gap in job opportunities between Northern and Southern countries. The latest issue of the European Vacancy Monitor (EVM) reveals a shortage of labour supply in countries such as Austria, Denmark Sweden, Estonia...

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    Pensions: on-going reforms will help Member States tackle demographic and sustainability challenges Choose translations of the previous link 

    21/02/2014

    The ongoing wave of pension reforms implemented by EU Member States will help them to achieve more sustainable pension systems and face demographic changes ahead, the European Commission stressed on the occasion of the publication today of the World Bank report "The...

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    Social Investment Package: taking stock of achievements one year on Choose translations of the previous link 

    21/02/2014

    A series of steps have been taken by the European Commission and EU Member States in the 12 months following the Commission's adoption of a comprehensive strategy for structural reforms in social policy to help Member States better protect and invest in people.

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    Labour law: Commission refers Luxembourg to Court over protection of fixed-term staff Choose translations of the previous link 

    20/02/2014

    The European Commission has decided to refer Luxembourg to the EU's Court of Justice for breaching its obligations under the Fixed-Term Work Directive (1999/70/EC) to effectively protect certain fixed-term workers.

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    Health and Safety: Commission welcomes definitive adoption by Council of measures to protect workers against exposure to hazardous chemicals Choose translations of the previous link 

    20/02/2014

    The European Commission has welcomed the definitive adoption today by the EU's Council of Ministers of measures to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals at the workplace.

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    Working time: Commission refers Italy to Court for not respecting EU rules in public health services Choose translations of the previous link 

    20/02/2014

    The European Commission has decided to refer Italy to the EU's Court of Justice for failing to apply correctly the Working Time Directive to doctors in public health services.

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    European Social Fund: conference to promote more effective and efficient implementation in 2014-2020 Choose translations of the previous link 

    05/02/2014

    To ensure an efficient and effective use of the more than €70 billion (more than €80 billion in current prices) available to Member States from the European Social Fund (ESF) in the 2014-2020 period, the European Commission, together with the Greek Presidency, is bringing together policy makers and ESF stakeholders at a conference in Brussels on 6-7 February.

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    Free Movement: European Commission invites Mayors to discuss challenges and exchange best practices Choose translations of the previous link 

    04/02/2014

    Over 100 mayors and representatives of local authorities from around Europe will come together in Brussels on 11 February to discuss current challenges and opportunities around the free movement of citizens in the European Union.

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