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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the Union speech at the European Parliament on 14 September 2016.

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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 / Environment, consumers and 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.

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, finance, tax and competition / 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 / Science and technology

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
29/07/2016 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Maros Sefcovic und Marianne Thyssen © EU
20/07/2016 - Employment and social rights

The College adopted a Communication re-examining its proposal for a revision of the Posting of Workers Directive in the context of the subsidiarity control mechanism that several national parliaments triggered in May. 

28/06/2016 - Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens rights
Mr Vytenis Pavlias Andriukaitis and Ms Edith Schippers © EU
17/06/2016 - Employment and social rights / Environment, consumers and health

The Council welcomed the political agreement reached with the European Parliament on new EU rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. 

Schüler und Lehrer © EU
10/06/2016 - Culture, education and youth / Employment and social rights

The Commission has adopted today a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.

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