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    "Occupational health and safety – good for workers, good for business", Conference on Redefining Environmental Health and Safety, Budapest Übersetzung für diesen Link wählen 


    Thanks to the extensive EU legislation implemented in the Member States, statistics on accidents at work show that workplaces across the EU are now much safer and workers are better protected than in the past. The two EU strategies on health and safety at work have certainly contributed to this success.

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    "Fostering inclusive growth: Germany's challenges in an EU context", Berlin Übersetzung für diesen Link wählen 


    Despite its good performance, Germany cannot rest on its laurels. First, not all participants in the labour market have benefited to the same extent from the positive developments in the past. [...] Secondly, the economic outlook shows that the growth rate has slowed down. [...] Thirdly, in the medium term Germany’s active labour force is projected to shrink from 45 million in 2010 to 41 million in 2020.

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    "Promoting employment and participation in society of older people – a challenge for the next 50 years", UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing, Vienna Übersetzung für diesen Link wählen 


    Within the European Union, most policy instruments to implement active ageing strategies are in the hands of the Member States. But what the European Union can do is encourage the Member States to tackle the problems and get them to work effectively together.

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    "Sustainable Pensions for Europe – the need for action", European Forum for Manufacturing, Brussels Übersetzung für diesen Link wählen 


    The challenges of an ageing population and the economic crisis are huge, but by implementing the policies sketched out in the White Paper we can ensure that pensions remain adequate, affordable and sustainable — provided action is taken in time.

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    "A job-centred approach to resolving Europe's crisis", International Conference on Labour market reforms, Ljubljana Übersetzung für diesen Link wählen 


    A strong EU employment agenda represents a pathway towards economic recovery and a way out of today's social crisis. People from the EU institutions, governments, trade unions, employers, NGOs and academics need to work together build this pathway.

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    "A strong employment agenda – the pathway to economic recovery", dinner speech at Jobs for Europe: The Employment Policy Conference, Brussels Übersetzung für diesen Link wählen 


    The agenda for a job-rich recovery we have set out is about bringing together reforms and investments, connecting macro- and microeconomics and creating synergies between different policy fields. But most of all it’s about bringing people together. Social partners, national parliaments, companies, a number of different ministries, regional and local governments, EU institutions, labour market institutions – we all have to work together in order to put people to work and in that way generate a recovery in Europe.

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    "Using microfinance to help to integrate Roma", Conference of the Kiútprogram, Brussels Übersetzung für diesen Link wählen 


    The main responsibilities for action and progress lie at national level, but the EU will remain committed to work with the Member States and monitor progress on visible and sustainable positive changes in the lives of the Roma. My hope is that after drawing the lessons from the Kiútprogram, they could be fed into our microfinancing initiatives, while the methodology will be adapted to each national situation.

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