Member States' public employment services have a crucial role to play in helping the 26 million unemployed in Europe to get a job. This is why the European Commission has proposed a Decision to help public employment services to maximise their effectiveness through closer cooperation to better address the needs of the unemployed and businesses.
According to a new OECD report sponsored by the European Commission. the fastest-growing age group are people over 80 whose number will almost triple by 2060, rising from 4.6% of the population to 12% in 2050 in the European Union.
European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström and László Andor, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, have welcomed the OECD report International Migration Outlook 2013, published today.
On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour (12 June), EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/EC Vice-President Catherine Ashton, Vice-President and Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor and Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström made the following statement:
Commissioner Andor welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the Commission's proposal for a Directive to update and improve EU rules to protect workers from electromagnetic fields in their workplace.
Austerity may have been the necessary response for the short term — given the lack of a better design for the Economic and Monetary Union and in the absence of more solidarity — but it has made the crisis worse and it cannot represent the solution for the years to come.