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Commission welcomes the Council's endorsement of the European Pillar of Social Rights and its general approach to reform the Posting of Workers Directive

At the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council of 23 October in Luxembourg, EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs expressed their unanimous endorsement of the European Pillar of Social Rights,

Closeup of woman holding shopping bags on the street 23/10/2017

Commission proposes €5.4 million from Globalisation Fund for former retail workers in Greece and Finland

The European Commission has proposed to provide Greece with €2.9 million euro and Finland with €2.5 million euro from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) following a significant number of redundancies in the Greek and Finnish retail sector.

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Performance Monitoring Report of EaSI notes positive developments in 2015 and 2016

According to the second Performance Monitoring Report of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), the Commission has committed more than EUR 246 million for the implementation of all the programme’s activities between 2015 and 2016, well in line with the EaSI Regulation.

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First FEAD Network Thematic Dossier Published

FEAD Network's first Thematic Dossier has just been published. It presents the key learning outcomes from the various Network discussions on sustainable social inclusion.

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Commission report shows increased wage growth and swifter transitions from unemployment to employment

This year's edition of the Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe Report confirms the positive labour market trends that have been witnessed in the EU.

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Social Agenda 49 is out – Turning vocational education and training into a smart choice

The new issue of the Social Agenda features an interview with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on skills, ahead of the European Vocational Skills Week in November.

Commissioner Thyssen takes part in the European Regional Meeting of the ILO on the future of work 09/10/2017

Commissioner Thyssen takes part in the European Regional Meeting of the ILO on the future of work

Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, took active part in the discussions at the 10th European Regional meeting of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on 2 October in Istanbul.

FEAD holds network meeting on food waste prevention 09/10/2017

FEAD holds network meeting on food waste prevention

The 7th FEAD network meeting took place in Brussels on 21 September.

Commission adopts initiative to boost apprenticeships in Europe 05/10/2017

Commission adopts initiative to boost apprenticeships in Europe

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships.

Employment and Social Developments Quarterly Review - October 2017 05/10/2017

Employment and Social Developments Quarterly Review - October 2017

The Employment and Social Development in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review highlights continuing economic growth in the EU together with a steady decrease in unemployment.