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The Commission renews its commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities 04/03/2015

The Commission renews its commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities

The first high-level meeting of the EU's monitoring Framework for the UN Disability Convention will be held today and will see the Commission renew its commitment to promoting, protecting and monitoring the rights of persons with disabilities.

Forced labour: Commission welcomes Council political agreement to implement new ILO Protocol 03/03/2015

Forced labour: Commission welcomes Council political agreement to implement new ILO Protocol

The EU has taken a further step towards better preventing forced labour to happen and protecting its victims.

Poverty: Commission has committed €3.8 billion to fight poverty and help the most vulnerable in Europe 26/02/2015

Poverty: Commission has committed €3.8 billion to fight poverty and help the most vulnerable in Europe

The European Commission has today finalised the process of adoption of all national Operational Programmes implementing the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) for the period 2014-2020, worth 3.8 billion euro in basic non-financial assistance to those most in need in the Member States.

Tackling long-term unemployment – public consultation 24/02/2015

Tackling long-term unemployment – public consultation

The European Commission recently launched a public consultation on tackling long-term unemployment, one of the most urgent challenges that Europe faces today. It runs until15 May 2015.

Commission proposes €6 million from the Globalisation Fund to help over 2,500 road haulage and delivery workers in France 23/02/2015

Commission proposes €6 million from the Globalisation Fund to help over 2,500 road haulage and delivery workers in France

The European Commission has proposed to mobilise €6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 2,513 former workers of Mory-Ducros in France to find new jobs.

Survey on the performance of the EaSI Programme 13/02/2015

Survey on the performance of the EaSI Programme

The European Commission has launched an online questionnaire today to collect stakeholders' opinions on the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

Working Time Directive survey: the clock is ticking to have your say! 11/02/2015

Working Time Directive survey: the clock is ticking to have your say!

The online public consultation on the review of the Working Time Directive will run until 15 March 2015. You have one more month to have your say!

Commission proposes €2.5 million from Globalisation Fund to support former workers of Lufthansa Technik Airmotive in Ireland 06/02/2015

Commission proposes €2.5 million from Globalisation Fund to support former workers of Lufthansa Technik Airmotive in Ireland

The European Commission has proposed to provide Ireland with €2.5 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 250 former workers of Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland Ltd and two of its suppliers to find new jobs.

Juncker Commission makes 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed 04/02/2015

Juncker Commission makes 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed

Today the European Commission proposes to make 1 billion euro from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) available as early as this year.

Commission proposes €8.7 million from Globalisation Fund to help media workers in Greece 03/02/2015

Commission proposes €8.7 million from Globalisation Fund to help media workers in Greece

The European Commission has proposed to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1,633 workers made redundant in the media sectors (publishing, programming and broadcasting) in Attica (Greece).