Improve road haulage rules for industry, drivers and the environment, says Commission European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, has called for simplification and clarification of EU rules on road haulage. Mr Kallas' remarks follow the publication today of a report on integrating the internal market for road transport.
Market abuse: EU enacts criminal sanctions to defend market integrity European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The European Commission welcomes today's formal adoption by the Council of its proposal for a Regulation on market abuse (IP/11/1217) and its proposal for a Directive on criminal sanctions for market abuse (IP/11/1218).
Gender equality: EU action triggers steady progress European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 In 2013 the European Commission continued taking action to improve equality between women and men, including steps to close the gender gaps in employment, pay and pensions discrepancies, to combat violence and to promote equality in decision-making.
Fundamental Rights: Importance of EU Charter grows as citizens stand to benefit European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The 4th annual report published today by the European Commission on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, shows that the importance and prominence of the EU Charter continues to rise: the Court of Justice of the EU increasingly applies...
Free movement of workers: Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive to improve enforcement of workers' rights European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 (See also MEMO/14/288) The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a new Directive to ensure the better application at national level of EU citizens' right to work in another Member State.
Questions & answers – Sweep on travel services European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 Why were websites offering travel services selected for this sweep? The online booking of air travel and hotels is increasingly popular among European consumers. In 2012, 32% of European consumers with internet access made such online bookings.
Free movement of workers: Commission improves the application of worker's rights – frequently asked questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 (See also IP/14/421) The European Commission proposed a new Directive to make it easier for people to exercise their right to work in another Member State on 26 April 2013 (see IP/13/372).
Social Innovation Prize: who will meet the Job Challenge? European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 Fresh ideas are urgently needed in Europe to restore our social and economic welfare. Millions of people are unemployed or have few opportunities on the job market. Social innovation can stimulate a more dynamic, inclusive and sustainable social market economy.
Report on the State of the EU Road Transport Market – Frequently Asked Questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 What is the report about? The report describes the situation of the EU road transport market, and analyses its development since 2009. It provides an overview of market activity, employment in the sector and company structure, development of cost levels and structures, enforcement...
Questions & Answers: Report on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Progress Report on Gender Equality European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 What are fundamental rights? The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights sets out a series of individual rights and freedoms. It entrenches the rights developed in the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU, found in the European Convention on Human...