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ESPN Flash Report 2018/13 - Spain - Spain approves a new social discount rate on electricity bills (bono social eléctrico) for vulnerable consumers  (2018)
In October 2017, the central government updated the regulation on the social protection of households experiencing energy poverty in order to alleviate material deprivation and the costs associated with housing. The regulation includes a new definition of the ‘vulnerable consumer’, new eligibility conditions for the reduced electricity rate and a new way of financing the measure.

ESPN Flash Report 2018/14 - Poland - Addressing the challenges of the healthcare system in Poland  (2018)
The Polish government has taken initiatives aimed at increasing public healthcare expenditure by 2024, guaranteeing minimum wages in the healthcare sector by 2021 and improving hospital care financing. Further changes, requested by physicians’ trade unions, will lead to an increase in wages and improvement of working conditions.

Synthesis Report of ESF 2017 Annual Implementation Reports  (2018)

Projects and organisations funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) – Report 8  (2018)
“Employment has reached record highs in Europe with more than 236 million Europeans at work. Yet, large disparities remain between countries or age groups. At the same time, employers report difficulties in finding people with the right skills. So there is still work to do. The Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) is a clear expression of the Commission's firm commitment to create jobs and growth and improve social conditions across Europe. This 8th report showcases 7 successful and inspiring projects supported by EaSI in 2014-2017.”

The European Pillar of Social Rights: For a fairer and more social Europe  (2018)

Good Practice Fiche - Ireland: Inspections of private households as places of employment  (2018)

ESPN Flash Report 2017/53 - Slovenia - Slovenia increases minimum old-age and disability pension  (2017)
The amended Pension and Disability Insurance Act will increase the minimum old-age and disability pension to €500 per month as from 1 October 2017 for pensioners meeting the full retirement conditions. This amount slightly exceeds the income threshold for entitlement to the “income supplement” benefit, thus ensuring the provision of basic social security to low-income pensioners.

ESPN Flash Report 2017/29 - Finland - Finnish government cuts unemployment benefits  (2017)
The Finnish centre-right government is changing the unemployment benefits system. The long-term elderly unemployed will be transferred to pensions, the benefit period will be shortened and there will also be more conditions to qualify for benefits.

ESPN Flash Report 2017/23 - Malta - “Job brokerage scheme” for migrants and refugees seeking jobs  (2017)
A new initiative will do away with the current widespread practice, whereby migrants and refugees loiter at roundabouts in the hope of landing a job for a day. Once it is implemented, migrants will be given a more accessible/effective opportunity to register for work, and recruitment will be handled through a dedicated job brokerage office. This Job Brokerage Scheme should ensure that payment rates and work conditions will be according to the law.

ESPN Flash Report 2017/21 - Belgium - Adjustments to minimum income protection in Belgium  (2017)
Despite the federal government’s commitment to raise the guaranteed minimum income (GMI) to the at-risk-of-poverty level, the GMI level remains inadequate to lift the beneficiaries out of poverty. In addition, coverage by the GMI system remains problematic, while the conditions applying to it were tightened in 2016. The current policy, by which more categories are excluded from federal macro-solidarity and have to depend on regional or local provisions, linked with stricter conditionality of the GMI, therefore involves a double risk of further exclusion, rather than a step towards better minimum protection. An in-depth evaluation should therefore be urgently considered.