IP/14/1178  20-10-2014 - Employment: Progress Microfinance loans worth €182 million given to over 20,000 entrepreneurs for start-ups and expansion 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 October 2014 More than 20,000 entrepreneurs have already benefited from loans and guarantees worth a total of €182 million under the European Progress Microfinance Facility, according to the latest European Commission report about the implementation of this financial instrument.
STATEMENT/14/329  20-10-2014 - Statement by Commissioner László Andor on Bangladesh Sustainability Compact follow up meeting 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 20 October 2014 Statement Since the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh in 2013, the European Union (EU) has been active to improve labour rights, working conditions and factory safety in the ready-made garment and knitwear industry in the country.
SPEECH/14/702  17-10-2014 - Speech - Towards a new 'social contract' in Europe 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Speech - High-level Conference on the European Social Charter Turin, 17 October 2014 Excellencies, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Mr Mayor, Ladies and gentlemen, The Council of Europe and the European Union are longstanding...
STATEMENT/14/324  17-10-2014 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - statement by Commissioner László Andor 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 17 October 2014 Today, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, I would like to express my solidarity with all those around the world that are exposed to poverty and social exclusion.
IP/14/1166  16-10-2014 - Undeclared work: Commissioner Andor welcomes Council's agreement on EU Platform for better prevention and deterrence 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor has welcomed the agreement reached today by the EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers on a so-called 'general–approach' to establish a European Platform to better prevent and deter undeclared work.
MEMO/14/592  15-10-2014 - Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers, 16 October 2014, Luxembourg 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 October 2014 The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg. Key issues under discussion will be a 'general approach' on the Commission proposal to establish a Platform against Undeclared Work and the mid-term review of the Europe...
IP/14/1126  14-10-2014 - Employment: Commission proposes €1.4 million from Globalisation Fund for former shipbuilding workers in Finland 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 October 2014 The European Commission has proposed to provide Finland with €1.4 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 565 former workers of the shipyards STX Finland Oy to find new jobs.
SPEECH/14/694  14-10-2014 - How the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative support Youth Guarantee Schemes 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Italian Presidency Conference “Youth Guarantee: First Results” Rome, 14 October 2014 Minister Poletti, Ladies and Gentlemen, As President Barroso said at last week's Milan meeting on "Employment in Europe", we need to address the dramatic issue...
IP/14/1127  10-10-2014 - European Social Fund: EUR 2.9 billion for growth and employment in metropolitan France 
European Commission - Commission Press release Brussels, 10 October 2014 European The European Commission has today adopted the French national Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in mainland France in the period 2014-2020.
MEMO/14/577  10-10-2014 - Poverty: conclusions of the conference 'The Europe 2020 poverty target - Lessons Learned and the Way Forward' 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2014 Speaking at the high-level conference on ‘The Europe 2020 poverty target: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward’, László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, urged Member States to improve their social welfare systems, set more ambitious targets to reduce the...