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Commission welcomes final adoption of Directive on supplementary pension rights 15/04/2014

Commission welcomes final adoption of Directive on supplementary pension rights

The European Commission welcomes the final adoption by the European Parliament of the Directive improving the protection of supplementary pension rights for mobile workers.

Free movement of workers: Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive to improve enforcement of workers' rights 14/04/2014

Free movement of workers: Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive to improve enforcement of workers' rights

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.

Undeclared work: Commission proposes new Platform to improve prevention and deterrence 09/04/2014

Undeclared work: Commission proposes new Platform to improve prevention and deterrence

The European Commission has proposed today the creation of a European Platform to improve cooperation at EU level in order to prevent and deter more effectively undeclared work, a phenomenon that causes serious damage to working conditions, fair competition and public budgets.

Commission welcomes EU-wide campaign to manage stress at work 07/04/2014

Commission welcomes EU-wide campaign to manage stress at work

Stress is one of the most frequently reported work-related health problem in Europe and is believed to be the cause of the majority of all lost working days.

Roma integration: EU Framework triggers first results 04/04/2014

Roma integration: EU Framework triggers first results

Concerted action by the European Commission has put Roma integration firmly on the political agenda across Europe.

02/04/2014

Peer review on PES approaches for sustainable activation of long-term unemployed (LTU)

The National Employment agency of Bulgaria hosted this peer review from 10-11 April in Sofia, Bulgaria, which was attended by representatives from the PES in Austria, Belgium (Actiris), Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.

Peer Review in Spain: Harnessing ICT for social action, a digital volunteering programme 02/04/2014

Peer Review in Spain: Harnessing ICT for social action, a digital volunteering programme

ICT is now a big part of everyday life, but not for everybody. The Peer Review on the Galician Digital Volunteering Programme (VolDIX) focused on possible ways to avoid social exclusion to go digital.

Employment and Social Situation: Quarterly Review indicates little improvement despite first signs of recovery 31/03/2014

Employment and Social Situation: Quarterly Review indicates little improvement despite first signs of recovery

The recent economic recovery has not yet been able to create new jobs and the social situation in the EU shows little signs of improvement so far, according to the European Commission's latest Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review.

Undeclared work: survey reveals widespread problem 24/03/2014

Undeclared work: survey reveals widespread problem

Around one in ten Europeans (11%) admits that they have bought goods or services involving undeclared work in the previous year, while 4% concede that they have themselves received undeclared pay in return for work. Furthermore, one in 30 (3%) was paid partly in cash by his or her employer ("envelope wages").

Commission reviews application of EU rules on temporary agency work 21/03/2014

Commission reviews application of EU rules on temporary agency work

All Member States have adopted measures to implement Directive 2008/104/EC on temporary agency work and have in general done so correctly and applied its provisions in practice. These are the main findings of a report just published by the European Commission.