The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Minister of a Quality Framework on Traineeships to enable trainees to acquire high-quality work experience under safe and fair conditions, and to increase their chances of finding a good quality job.
The European Commission welcomes today's definitive adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of the Regulation on the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD).
The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 10 March in Brussels.
I have spoken to you today because I wanted to present an objective and factual overview of free movement within the EU. Because I firmly believe that the debate on labour mobility should be based on facts rather than perceptions.
The past decades have seen unprecedented progress in improving women's rights and in increasing opportunities for women in all professional sectors. However this does not mean that equality has been achieved.
I welcome today's approval by the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) of the compromise agreed between European Parliament and Council in Trilogue on the enforcement Directive on posting of workers. [...] I now urge Parliament and Council to definitively adopt the Directive as soon as possible.