On March 26, 2013, the European Commission published its Quarterly review on EU Employment and social situation: the labour market is marked by ever higher unemployment at EU level and a deterioration of the situation of many households, and of young people in particular
The ILO report says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, creating a generation at risk of suffering decent work deficits throughout their lives and causing distrust in the socio-economic and political systems.
The ETUC welcomes the Commission’s decision to withdraw its proposal for a Monti II regulation.The ETUC had previously rejected the proposal since it restricts the right to take collective action.
The French League for Human Rights fears about the infringement on economic and social rights that could be reached by the new fiscal treaty.
At its 472nd plenary session, EESC adopted an opinion on the Platform against poverty and social exclusion in which it insists on the need to implement an active inclusion policy.
The Commission issued on March 23rd 2011 a Communication on the application of EU State Aid rules on Services of General Economic Interest (COM(2011)146) aimed at lauching a debate on the future modification of the so-clled “Altmark package”, the package on state aids.
This first report of the HUMA network seeks to provide an updated overview of the different systems regulating access to health care for undocumented migrants and asylum seekers in ten Member States (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK) and shows the existing discriminations in regards to legal entitlements.
This survey is based on 1 218 interviews in 11 countries – Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom, bears witness to living conditions, state of health and access to health care of the poorest and most discriminated against people: the undocumented migrants.
The expression ‘right to housing’ may be considered to refer to a cluster of more specific rights related to adequate housing and living conditions but, in general terms, it may be defined as ‘the right to live somewhere in security, peace and dignity’. In this document, the commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe Thomas Hammarberg, addresses a number of recommendations to member states aimed at designing better housing policy and practice.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has issued a new report on fundamental labour standards in the European Union (EU). The publication of this report coincides with the consideration by the World Trade Organization (WTO), trade policies of the 27 EU Member States.