Nicolas Schmit will have a busy 2020. The EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights outlined on Tuesday (14 January) a comprehensive agenda to beef up the EU’s social policies. He discussed the details in an interview with EURACTIV.
Nicolas Schmit announced on Tuesday (10 December) that he will unveil his proposal for an EU minimum wage framework in early January, following his first Council meeting as a member of the new European Commission.
According to the study commissioned by SOLIDAR, a European network of Civil Society Organisations, and published on Wednesday (13 November) social inequalities have increased in the aftermath of the crisis and unemployment rates are still too high.
The world of work is changing dramatically as a consequence of the digital transformation, while the social protection systems are often not added to the new realities of the labour market, experts warned during an event hosted by EURACTIV.
By Beatriz Rios|2019-07-29T14:16:44+00:00julij 29th, 2019|European Economic and Social Committee, European pillar of social rights, eurozone budget, MFF, News, social europe, stability and growth pact, Ursula von der Leyen|
The Workers Group of the Economic and Social Committee welcomes European Commission president-elect Ursula Von der Leyen’s announcements on social policy but if she wants to be trusted, she needs to deliver, president Olivier Röpke told EURACTIV.
By Jorge Valero|2019-07-15T16:05:35+00:00julij 15th, 2019|Brexit, Climate Change, climate neutrality, European pillar of social rights, Frans Timmermans, gender balance, Margrethe Vestager, Migration, News|
Putting carbon neutrality into law during first 100 days, a new “Just Transition Fund” or the nomination of two executive vice-presidents are some of the concessions listed by European Commission President nominee Ursula von der Leyen, according to the letters seen by Euractiv.
While digitalisation offers more flexible forms of work, it can also be a threat to well-being and encroach on work-life balance, policymakers warned during an event organised by EURACTIV.
By Beatriz Rios|2019-04-05T11:55:20+00:00april 5th, 2019|European Parliament, European pillar of social rights, family, gender equality, middle-ground politics, News, parental leave, work-life balance|
The European Parliament backed on Thursday (4 April) the work-life balance directive, which introduces a set of minimum standards to help reconcile work and family responsibilities for parents and carers in Europe, and thus improve gender equality.
The work-life balance directive is only a few steps away from becoming law after the European Parliament and EU member states reached political agreement in January. The new rules will boost women’s representation in the workplace while securing at least 10 days of paid parental leave for fathers.
Nearly one billion people have escaped poverty worldwide since the first #EndPoverty Day, but too many others have been left behind, even in Europe, writes Luca Jahier.