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The April issue of our Social Agenda magazine focuses on the notion of fairness: fair cross-border mobility, with the creation of a European Labour Authority; and social fairness with a Recommendation on access to social protection for the almost 40% of people employed in the EU who are either in an “atypical” employment situation or self-employed.
Reports from four cities examine the impact of free movement of EU workers at a local level, on the basis of studies conducted in Frankfurt, Leeds, Milan and Rotterdam in 2014/2015.
This week the European Commission has launched a public consultation on the EU rules on social security coordination.
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.
The European Commission has decided to refer Belgium to the Court of Justice for refusing to recognise mobile workers' documents certifying that they pay social security in another Member State.
The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg.
The European Commission has published today a study on bottleneck occupations, i.e. jobs where employers have had problems in the past to find and hire staff to fill vacancies, and expect the same in the future.
To address the effects of population ageing, the EU will need to close the gender gap and increase the participation of young and older workers in the labour market, but mobility and migration also have a key role to play. This is the main finding of the joint Commission-OECD report on matching economic migration with labour market needs published today.
The European Commission has welcomed today's definitive adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of new measures to better enforce EU rules on the posting of workers. The new Posting of Workers Enforcement Directive will safeguard respect for posted workers' rights in practice and strengthen the legal framework for service providers.
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.