MEMO/15/5020  22-05-2015 - Accelerated pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative: Questions and Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 22 May 2015 Why increase the pre-financing rate? The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) followed a proposal from the Commission and a high-level political call from the European Council of February 2013 to address unprecedented youth unemployment in certain regions of the European Union (EU).
STATEMENT/15/5023  22-05-2015 - Statement by Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on payment of 1 billion euro for the Youth Employment Initiative 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 May 2015 Today the European Commission will make almost 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed. The decision to exceptionally increase the pre-financing in 2015 for projects helping young people in Europe through the Youth Employment Initiative is unprecedented.
IP/15/5003  19-05-2015 - Transport: Commission launches infringement case on the application of the German Minimum Wage law to the transport sector 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 19 May 2015 The European Commission decided today to launch an infringement procedure against Germany, concerning the application of the Minimum Wage Act to the transport sector.
STATEMENT/15/4977  13-05-2015 - Country-specific recommendations 2015 - Speaking points of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 13 May 2015 The European Semester exercise is of course about economic governance in the first place but we know that at the end of the day it is also about people. And that is why I am here.
IP/15/4939  07-05-2015 - Commission recommends imposing a fine on Spain for misreporting of deficit data in Valencia 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 07 May 2015 Following the conclusion of the investigation related to the manipulation of statistics in the Autonomous Community of Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana), Spain, the European Commission has adopted a report and recommends to the Council to impose a fine.
MEMO/15/4936  07-05-2015 - Questions and Answers: Commission investigation into statistical reporting in Valencia 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Commission investigation into statistical reporting in Valencia Brussels, 07 May 2015 Questions and Answers: On what basis has the Commission concluded that an entity within the general government sector of Spain (IGGV) was seriously negligent? The investigation showed that severe irregularities took place in the...
STATEMENT/15/4942  07-05-2015 - Joint statement on the EU's participation in the Labour Rights' Initiative in Myanmar by High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini, and EU Commissioners Cecilia Malmström, Marianne Thyssen and Neven Mimica 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 07 May 2015 High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioners Cecilia Malmström, Marianne Thyssen and Neven Mimica: "We all very much welcome Council's decision today to endorse the EU's participation in the initiative to promote fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.
STATEMENT/15/4898  29-04-2015 - Statement by Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on the European Parliament vote on advancing 1 billion euro in pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 29 April 2015 I welcome today's vote in the European Parliament on my proposal to make 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed as early as this year. We will increase by up to 30 times the pre-financing Member States receive.
IP/15/4838  24-04-2015 - Modernisation of social protection systems: Stocktaking report on Member States progress on reforms 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 April 2015 A report commissioned by the European Commission to the European Social Policy Network of independent experts published today shows that Member States have made progress in implementing reforms toward the modernisation of the social protection systems but there is still a...
STATEMENT/15/4849  24-04-2015 - Joint statement by European Commission/HRVP and US agencies on the Second Anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 April 2015 Today we mark the passage of two years since the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that claimed over 1,100 lives and injured many more.