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European ministers support social partner agreement on working time in inland waterways 11/12/2014

European ministers support social partner agreement on working time in inland waterways

The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers reached political consensus today on the Commission’s proposal to implement an agreement of the social partners in inland waterways on working time rules for the sector.

Six new national programmes to help the most deprived approved, including Italy's €670 million plan 11/12/2014

Six new national programmes to help the most deprived approved, including Italy's €670 million plan

The European Commission has approved today the operational programmes for six EU countries to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). This includes Italy's €670 million programme, the largest of all FEAD allocations across the EU.

Commission proposes almost € 3,8 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Arcelor Mittal Liège, Caterpillar and the steel industry in Belgium 10/12/2014

Commission proposes almost € 3,8 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Arcelor Mittal Liège, Caterpillar and the steel industry in Belgium

The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with almost € 3,8 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to help more than 2200 workers from Arcelor Mittal Liège, Caterpillar Belgium and the steel sector in the Hainaut region find new jobs.

Peer Review in Slovenia: Long-term care – the problem of sustainable financing 04/12/2014

Peer Review in Slovenia: Long-term care – the problem of sustainable financing

Slovenia is preparing a major reform of its fragmented long-term care (LTC) system introducing long-term care insurance. A Peer Review held in Ljubljana on 18–19 November brought 12 Member States and stakeholders together to discuss the question on how to ensure adequate and sustainable financing of LTC.

Aid to the most deprived: Commission approves national programmes worth more than 1 billion EUR 04/12/2014

Aid to the most deprived: Commission approves national programmes worth more than 1 billion EUR

The European Commission has recently approved the operational programmes for ten EU countries to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD).

European Day for People with Disabilities: the Swedish city of Borås wins the Access City Award 2015 for disabled-friendly cities 03/12/2014

European Day for People with Disabilities: the Swedish city of Borås wins the Access City Award 2015 for disabled-friendly cities

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission is pleased to announce that the Swedish city of Borås is the winner of the 2015 Access City Award.

Working Time Directive: have your say! 01/12/2014

Working Time Directive: have your say!

The European Commission has launched today an online public consultation on the review of the Working Time Directive.

European Semester 2015: a new momentum for jobs, growth and investment 28/11/2014

European Semester 2015: a new momentum for jobs, growth and investment

Putting Europe firmly back on track of sustainable job creation and economic growth, that is the focus of the 2015 Annual Growth Survey (AGS), published today.

Commission and World Bank map labour market exclusion in six EU countries 24/11/2014

Commission and World Bank map labour market exclusion in six EU countries

The European Commission and the World Bank have recently unveiled a report profiling the unemployed and inactive populations in six EU countries (Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Greece).

Recognition of skills gained outside school or university is still a challenging road to take, report revealed  20/11/2014

Recognition of skills gained outside school or university is still a challenging road to take, report revealed

Member States still have a long way to go to ensure that knowledge, skills and competences that people have acquired outside school or university are recognized, valued and accepted despite some good progress since 2010, according to a report released today