The European Commission welcomes the final adoption by the European Parliament of the Directive improving the protection of supplementary pension rights for mobile workers.
I warmly welcome the European Parliament's support for the proposal to improve the efficiency of public employment services and so enhance their effectiveness when assisting the nearly 26 million unemployed Europeans.
I welcome today's approval by the European Parliament of the proposed Directive to better enforce EU rules on the posting of workers. It sends a clear signal on the eve of the May European elections that Europe does not accept fraud and abuse at the expense of posted workers.
The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a new Directive to ensure the better application at national level of EU citizens' right to work in another Member State.
The European Commission, under the patronage of President Barroso, hosted a conference in Brussels yesterday on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee. A key message emerging throughout the event was that concerted effort is taking place in Europe to implement the Youth Guarantee in order to ensure that quality employment for young people is part of this economic recovery.
I am convinced that this Platform can play a key role to fight this harmful form of social dumping, thus protecting decent standards for workers, fair play for business and everyone's equitable contribution to public budgets.