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.
Commissioners Cecilia Malmström (Home Affairs) and László Andor (Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) have welcomed the OECD "International Migration Outlook 2013", published today.
EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor today 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.
Between 2011 and 2012, the All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ) carried out an EU-funded project comparing social security legislation in Poland, Bulgaria and Portugal.
The European Commission has published today a working paper reviewing developments in social protection expenditure during the crisis.
Decline in recruitment demand was particularly pronounced for craft and related trade workers as well as for plant and machine operators (-9% and -7%) in the third quarter of 2012, according to the May 2013 edition of the European Vacancy Monitor.
The Lithuanian Labour Exchange (LLE) will host this peer review from 6-7 June in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather insights and contributions from the public further to results of the evaluation of the European Strategy on Safety and Health at Work 2007-2012.
The European Commission has referred the Slovak Republic to the EU's Court of Justice for not paying disability benefits to severely disabled persons living in other Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, in breach of EU law on social security coordination.