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    Cohesion and convergence in Europe Choose translations of the previous link 

    24/10/2014

    Over the past 25 years, the European Union has been transformed by two major political projects: firstly the deepening of the Single Market and creation of an Economic and Monetary Union; secondly the eastward enlargement. What have they brought in terms of socio-economic convergence? And what tools does the EU have (or lack) to promote cohesion and convergence in the decades ahead?

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    Statement on the results of the European employment summit (Milan, 8 October) Choose translations of the previous link 

    21/10/2014

    It pays off to ensure that young people quickly find relevant jobs, where their productive potential can be realised. For this, we need not only education and training but also active labour market policies, high performing Public Employment Services as well as measures stimulating demand for labour, such as targeted hiring subsidies, all embedded in Youth Guarantee schemes.

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    Statement by Commissioner László Andor on Bangladesh Sustainability Compact follow up meeting Choose translations of the previous link 

    20/10/2014

    We need to continue to monitor the implementation and results of the Compact. The Commission remains fully committed to pursuing its intense cooperation with partners to achieve further tangible improvements.

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    Speech: Towards a new 'social contract' in Europe Choose translations of the previous link 

    17/10/2014

    Let me be crystal-clear: no monetary union can be sustainable or legitimate without upward convergence of social standards — convergence that must draw inspiration from the founding texts, among which the European Social Charter has a central place.

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    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - statement by Commissioner Andor Choose translations of the previous link 

    17/10/2014

    Today, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, I would like to express my solidarity with all those around the world that are exposed to poverty and social exclusion.

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    Speech: How the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative support Youth Guarantee Schemes Choose translations of the previous link 

    14/10/2014

    All the Member States have adopted their Youth Guarantee implementation plans and discussion of operational programmes is at an advanced stage. The future of the Youth Guarantee is now mainly in the hands of Member States who need to take action on the ground. The Commission will, of course, continue to provide support.

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    Egészséges munkahelyek – Kezeljük a stresszt! Choose translations of the previous link 

    14/10/2014

    Az Európai Bizottság stratégiai célja, hogy a tagállamokkal, a szociális partnerekkel és más uniós intézményekkel szorosan együttműködve biztonságos és egészséges munkakörnyezetet biztosítson az Európai Unióban dolgozó több, mint 217 millió munkavállaló számára.

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    Statement of Commissioner László Andor on World Homeless Day Choose translations of the previous link 

    10/10/2014

    Today, on the occasion of World Homeless Day, I would like to express my solidarity with the estimated 400,000 people who are forced to sleep rough or in a shelter every night in the European Union. Homelessness is one of the most extreme forms of poverty and social exclusion, and is unacceptable in European societies.

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    Imbalances & Inequalities in the EU: Challenges to the Europe 2020 Strategy Choose translations of the previous link 

    10/10/2014

    If we do not manage to undo the divergence that emerged within the EMU, at some point the single exchange rate and single interest rate may simply stop making sense for the highly heterogeneous euro zone, and Europe may enter the path of economic but also political disintegration. In order to prevent this from happening, I believe it is in everybody's interest to do what it takes to strengthen and rebalance the EMU.

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    Tackling poverty and inequality in the EU: the way forward Choose translations of the previous link 

    09/10/2014

    124 million people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU is a record-high number since the EU exists. And there were 7,8 million less than four years ago. This trend triggers the question whether Europe is still a model for prosperity and welfare for the rest of the world?

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