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    Employment: Progress Microfinance loans worth €182 million given to over 20,000 entrepreneurs for start-ups and expansion Choose translations of the previous link 

    20/10/2014

    More than 20,000 entrepreneurs have already benefited from loans and guarantees worth a total of €182 million under the European Progress Microfinance Facility, according to the latest European Commission report about the implementation of this financial instrument.

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    Undeclared work: Commissioner Andor welcomes Council's agreement on EU Platform for better prevention and deterrence Choose translations of the previous link 

    16/10/2014

    European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor has welcomed the agreement reached today by the EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers on a so-called 'general–approach' to establish a European Platform to better prevent and deter undeclared work.

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    Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers, 16 October 2014, Luxembourg Choose translations of the previous link 

    15/10/2014

    The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg.

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    Commission proposes €1.4 million from Globalisation Fund for former shipbuilding workers in Finland Choose translations of the previous link 

    14/10/2014

    The European Commission has proposed to provide Finland with €1.4 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 565 former workers of the shipyards STX Finland Oy to find new jobs.

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    European Social Fund: EUR 2.9 billion for growth and employment in metropolitan France Choose translations of the previous link 

    10/10/2014

    The European Commission has today adopted the French national Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in mainland France in the period 2014-2020.

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    Poverty: conclusions of the conference 'The Europe 2020 poverty target - Lessons Learned and the Way Forward' Choose translations of the previous link 

    10/10/2014

    Speaking at the high-level conference on ‘The Europe 2020 poverty target: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward’, Commissioner Andor urged Member States to improve their social welfare systems, set more ambitious targets to reduce the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion and ensure those targets can be reached.

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    Poverty and Inequalities: Frequently asked Questions Choose translations of the previous link 

    08/10/2014

    Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning poverty and inequalities, such as "How is poverty measured in the EU and in the world?"

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    European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Finland on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 Choose translations of the previous link 

    07/10/2014

    The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Finland setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

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    Commission proposes €7.2 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of the clothing retail chain Sprider Stores in Greece Choose translations of the previous link 

    07/10/2014

    The European Commission has proposed to provide Greece with €7.2 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 761 former workers of the clothing retail chain Sprider Stores to find new jobs, and to extend its support to 505 young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs).

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    Employment and Social Situation: Quarterly Review shows recovery still fragile Choose translations of the previous link 

    06/10/2014

    The economic recovery which started in the spring of 2013 remains fragile and future employment developments remain uncertain, according the European Commission's latest Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review.

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