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Tripartite Social Summit: EU leaders and social partners stress need to stimulate investment to create more and better jobs 23/10/2014

Tripartite Social Summit: EU leaders and social partners stress need to stimulate investment to create more and better jobs

EU leaders and social partners have agreed this morning on the urgent need to stimulate investment and create more jobs in order to meet the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the EU's long-term growth and jobs plan.

Call for experts: Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (deadline 15/12) 21/10/2014

Call for experts: Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (deadline 15/12)

The European Commission has launched today a call for expression of interest to appoint members to a new term of office of SCOEL, the Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limit Values.

Progress Microfinance loans worth €182 million given to over 20,000 entrepreneurs for start-ups and expansion 20/10/2014

Progress Microfinance loans worth €182 million given to over 20,000 entrepreneurs for start-ups and expansion

More than 20,000 entrepreneurs have already benefited from loans and guarantees worth a total of €182 million under the European Progress Microfinance Facility, according to the latest European Commission report about the implementation of this financial instrument.

Undeclared work: Commissioner Andor welcomes Council's agreement on EU Platform for better prevention and deterrence 16/10/2014

Undeclared work: Commissioner Andor welcomes Council's agreement on EU Platform for better prevention and deterrence

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor has welcomed the agreement reached today by the EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers on a so-called 'general–approach' to establish a European Platform to better prevent and deter undeclared work.

Employment and Social Policy Council on 16 October 15/10/2014

Employment and Social Policy Council on 16 October

The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg.

Commission proposes €1.4 million from Globalisation Fund for former shipbuilding workers in Finland 14/10/2014

Commission proposes €1.4 million from Globalisation Fund for former shipbuilding workers in Finland

The European Commission has proposed to provide Finland with €1.4 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 565 former workers of the shipyards STX Finland Oy to find new jobs.

Social Agenda – Commissioner Andor's legacy 09/10/2014

Social Agenda – Commissioner Andor's legacy

Issue 38 of the Social Agenda magazine features an interview with outgoing Employment and Social Affairs European Commissioner László Andor and focuses on the new EU strategic framework for health and safety at work.

European Commission to press for adequate funding for jobs at Milan employment summit, 8 October 07/10/2014

European Commission to press for adequate funding for jobs at Milan employment summit, 8 October

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will press EU leaders to live up to their budget commitments at a special summit on employment in Milan on 8 October.

Commission proposes €7.2 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of the clothing retail chain Sprider Stores in Greece 07/10/2014

Commission proposes €7.2 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of the clothing retail chain Sprider Stores in Greece

The European Commission has proposed to provide Greece with €7.2 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 761 former workers of the clothing retail chain Sprider Stores to find new jobs, and to extend its support to 505 young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs).

Young man reads job vacancies from bulletin board 06/10/2014

Employment and Social Situation: Quarterly Review shows recovery still fragile

The economic recovery which started in the spring of 2013 remains fragile and future employment developments remain uncertain, according to the European Commission's latest Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review.