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    "Opportunities and Challenges of Demographic Change in Europe", Economic Council, Brussels Choose translations of the previous link 

    13/07/2010

    Tackling demographic change will be one of the main challenges of my term as Commissioner. Like the authorities, businesses need to respond to demographic challenges and can play a big role in tackling them...

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    "Launch of the OECD 2010 Edition of International migration outlook", Brussels Choose translations of the previous link 

    12/07/2010

    We need to improve the employability of the European workforce. It is vital that we take the necessary steps to foster our skills levels – especially given the impact of this economic crisis. A skilled workforce can contribute significantly to the recovery and future sustainable growth.

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    Dialogue Seminar: combating poverty and social exclusion in the framework of the EU 2020 strategy, Brusselspdf(19 kB)

    09/07/2010

    Personally, I firmly believe that Europe can and should be proud of the way that our social model has protected a large number of Europeans from the worst effects of the economic downturn.

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    "Launch of public debate (Green Paper) towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems" Choose translations of the previous link 

    07/07/2010

    We won't be setting retirement ages, nor will we be telling Member States how exactly to design their systems. We are launching a dialogue to help all countries take the right decisions so their pensions systems are fit for purpose.

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    4th EU-India Joint Seminar on Employment and Social Policy, Brusselspdf(20 kB)

    06/07/2010

    Today, our dialogue and cooperation on employment and social issues is particularly important. We face common challenges on our road to recovery from the global crisis. I strongly believe that this seminar will add further value to our cooperation.

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