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Poor child eating bread 23/07/2015

New measures to reduce unemployment in FYR of Macedonia and 2010 Child Poverty Act targets abandoned in the UK

Two new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent developments in social protection in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK) and the UK.

Shoemaker cutting and shaping wood 22/07/2015

Almost 30 000 workers supported by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund during 2013 and 2014

During 2013-14, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) helped a total of 27 610 workers, who had been dismissed due to the economic crisis and the effects of globalisation, to find new job opportunities.

Social Agenda - The skills imperative 20/07/2015

Social Agenda - The skills imperative

Issue 41 of the Social Agenda magazine is entirely devoted to vocational education and training (VET) and skills.

European Health Insurance Card 20/07/2015

European Health Insurance Card: over 200 million Europeans already carry one

Almost 206 million Europeans already have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), according to the latest figures available for 2014.

EU social security coordination rules: have your say! 17/07/2015

EU social security coordination rules: have your say!

This week the European Commission has launched a public consultation on the EU rules on social security coordination.

Employees in a power station 17/07/2015

EU labour market developments report: job recovery gains strength

Labour market developments have been improving against the background of a gradual economic recovery in the EU. Unemployment in the EU has continued to fall and job finding rates have modestly improved. However, despite its recent fall, unemployment remains high.

Money with Greek flag 15/07/2015

A new start for jobs and growth in Greece: Commission mobilises more than €35 billion from the EU budget

Two days after an agreement paving the way for a new support programme for Greece, the European Commission revealed plans today to help Greece maximise its use of EU funds.

Car on conveyor belt 14/07/2015

Commission proposes €6.2 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of the car manufacturer Ford in Belgium

The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with € 6.2 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 4,500 workers made redundant in Belgium by Ford — and eleven of its suppliers and downstream producers — back into employment.

assembly line in a car plant 14/07/2015

Commission proposes €6.9 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of the car manufacturer Opel in Germany

The European Commission has proposed to provide Germany with € 6.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 2,692 former workers of Adam Opel AG and one of its suppliers to find new jobs.

Man working on his computer at the beach 13/07/2015

Summer: useful tips for travellers and students

With the summer holiday season starting, millions of Europeans are planning trips across the continent and beyond, while many young people have finished school and wondering what to do next.