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"European Pillar of Social Rights" banner on the Berlaymont building © EU
26/04/2017 - Employment and social rights

Today, it delivers on its promise to adopt its proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Pillar sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. 

03/04/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
02/03/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
31/01/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Dimitris Avramopoulos and Vĕra Jourová © EU
24/01/2017 - Culture, education and youth / Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

Today, the European Commission publishes its third EU Citizenship Report taking stock of progress since 2014 and further presenting actions to ensure citizens can fully enjoy their rights when working, travelling, studying or participating in elections. 

Marianne Thyssen © EU
23/01/2017 - Employment and social rights

Today, the European Commission is taking a further step towards establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights with a high level conference in Brussels. 

10/01/2017 - Employment and social rights / Consumer affairs and public health
09/01/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Junge Frau arbeitet in einer Textilfabrik © EU
20/12/2016 - Employment and social rights

Around 3 million jobs have been created and employment has risen, pushing back poverty. However, unemployment remains high, with huge disparities across Member States. Labour markets and societies will need to adapt to new forms of work.

Jean-Claude Juncker und EP-Fraktionsvorsitzende © EU
14/12/2016 - Asylum and migration / Employment and social rights / Institutional affairs / Security and defence

Political group leaders discussed how to relieve the humanitarian tragedy in Aleppo, sanctions against Russia and ways to boost European defence capacities ahead of the European Summit. 

Marianne Thyssen © EU
13/12/2016 - Employment and social rights

The European Commission is presenting a revision of the EU legislation on social security coordination. The proposal modernises the current rules to ensure that they are fair, clear and easier to enforce. 

Valdis Dombrovskis and Peter Kazimir © EU
06/12/2016 - Economy and the euro / Employment and social rights

The Council made further progress on preventing corporate tax avoidance, achieving a broad consensus on a draft directive. Ministers also adopted a directive granting access for tax authorities to information held by authorities responsible for the prevention of money laundering.  

01/12/2016 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Andrus Ansip © EU
01/12/2016 - Employment and social rights / Research and innovation

The Commission is launching the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, together with Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe which are essential in today's job market and society. 

03/11/2016 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
30/09/2016 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
31/08/2016 - Employment and social rights / Statistics

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