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Roaming charges ended in the European Union on 15 June 2017. Europeans travelling within EU countries will 'Roam Like at Home' and pay domestic prices for roaming calls, SMS and data.

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Commissioners Valdis Dombrovskis and Marianne Thyssen © EU
05/10/2017 - Employment and social rights

This initiative is part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016. It also ties in with the European Pillar of Social Rights, which foresees a right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning. 

An apprentice in a workshop receiving training advice from a senior employee © EU
05/10/2017 - Employment and social rights

The EU remains on a firm path towards more employment and growth according to the latest Quarterly Review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen © EU
25/09/2017 - Employment and social rights

The European Commission has entered into further discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at EU level on how to modernise the rules on employment contracts, in order to make these contracts fairer and more predictable for all types of workers.

31/08/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Students in classroom © EU
30/08/2017 - Culture, education and youth / Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Commission has published the results of an assessment that looks at how Member States are implementing their national Roma integration strategies. The assessment highlights how the situation of Roma has changed since 2011. 

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
29/06/2017 - Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

European consumers will soon benefit from more choice when saving for retirement, thanks to Commission plans to create a new class of pension products.

Older couple on beach © EU
29/06/2017 - Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

European consumers will soon benefit from more choice when saving for retirement, thanks to Commission plans to create a new class of pension products.

02/05/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
"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.

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