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    Commission proposes €6 million from Globalisation Fund to support jobs following bakery closure in Greece Choose translations of the previous link 

    25/06/2014

    The European Commission has proposed to provide Greece with €6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 508 former workers of the bakery manufacturer Nutriart and its providers and downstream producers to find new jobs, as well as 505 young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs).

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    European Health Insurance Card: almost 200 million Europeans already carry one Choose translations of the previous link 

    24/06/2014

    Almost 200 million Europeans already have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), according to the latest figures available for 2013. This represents more than half of the insured population in the EU.

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    Employment: report shows lower skilled workers face increasing difficulties to find a job Choose translations of the previous link 

    23/06/2014

    Low-skilled workers encounter increasing difficulties to find a job, face lower job stability and are out-competed by medium-skilled workers even in elementary occupations. In contrast, job opportunities are growing in some high-skilled professions.

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    Social entrepreneurship: new standard to measure social impact Choose translations of the previous link 

    20/06/2014

    A new standard to allow social enterprises of all sizes to better measure and demonstrate their social impact and so help them in their discussions with partners, investors, and public sector funders has been published by the European Commission.

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    Council of Employment, Social Policy and Health Ministers, 19 -20 June 2014, Luxembourg Choose translations of the previous link 

    18/06/2014

    The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 19 and 20 June in Luxembourg.

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    Employment: new European Skills Passport will facilitate recruitment in hospitality sector Choose translations of the previous link 

    17/06/2014

    The European Commission has today launched the European Hospitality Skills Passport, a tool developed to facilitate contact between jobseekers and employers in the hospitality and tourism sector in Europe.

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    Commissioner Andor welcomes adoption of new international standards to protect victims of forced labour and seafarers Choose translations of the previous link 

    11/06/2014

    Commissioner Andor has welcomed the adoption by the International Labour Organization (ILO) of two new international instruments to combat forced labour, and the approval of important amendments to the ILO's Maritime Labour Convention.

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    Q&A: Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020 Choose translations of the previous link 

    06/06/2014

    The European Commission has adopted an EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020. Read more about it in this memo.

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    Health and safety at work: Strategic Framework sets out EU objectives for 2014-2020 Choose translations of the previous link 

    06/06/2014

    To better protect the more than 217 million workers in the EU from work-related accidents and diseases, the European Commission presented today a new Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014 – 2020, which identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work and presents key actions and instruments to address these.

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    Youth Employment Initiative: Commission adopts first programme with France to use €620 million to tackle unemployment Choose translations of the previous link 

    03/06/2014

    The European Commission has adopted today the first Operational Programme with France to use the available funding from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) to tackle youth unemployment.

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    Q&A: Country-specific recommendations 2014 Choose translations of the previous link 

    02/06/2014

    Read more about the CSRs, the progress made since 2013, the challenges ahead, the recommendations about employment, poverty and social inclusion, the importance of the Youth Guarantee and more.

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    Building growth: Country-specific recommendations 2014 Choose translations of the previous link 

    02/06/2014

    The European Commission has today adopted a series of economic policy recommendations to individual Member States to strengthen the recovery that began a year ago.

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