EU nationals shut out from UK welfare scheme, report warns

By |julij 9th, 2020|citizens' rights, News, welfare state|

EU citizens in the UK risk being shut out of accessing the country’s welfare system as a result of a little-known test that requires them to prove that they are permanently in the UK, according to research published on Thursday (9 July).

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What to do with rejected asylum seekers?

By |september 26th, 2018|asylum policy, News, refugee allocation, Sweden, welfare state|

As the EU considers tougher rules for returning asylum seekers who had their application rejected, more people might be placed in detention and the possibility of voluntary return could be limited, writes Anna Lundberg.

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Longevity and the limits of the welfare state in Europe

By |maj 4th, 2018|discimination, European Commission, European Council, European Parliament, European pillar of social rights, European Youth Event, labour market, News, social contract, social europe, social rights, welfare state, work-life balance|

In November 2017, the EU proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights. However, there are still many shortcomings within the current welfare state and unless policies reflect values then plummeting fertility rates or fading solidarity between young and old will persist, writes Anna Záborská.

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What kind of budget do Europeans need?

By |april 17th, 2018|european budget, European social pillar, GDP, member states, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, welfare state|

The EU's new multiannual budget must reflect its new ambitions. Europe must assert itself as a geopolitical entity, as a democratic power with not only an economic dimension but social and cultural as well, writes MEP Maria João Rodrigues.  

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German minister: ‘Platforms have to pay social security in the future’

By |september 14th, 2017|Estonian Presidency, fourth industrial revolution, Germany, Industry 4.0, News, online platforms, Thorben Albrecht, welfare state|

Thorben Albrecht is responsible for addressing the impact of the digital revolution on the labour sector and preparing Germany workers for the future. The minister presented his Work 4.0 white paper at the Future of Work conference hosted by Estonia’s rotating presidency of the EU.

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