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11 Dec
labour market

The European Council adopts conclusions on inclusive labour markets

The Council yesterday (10 December) adopted conclusions on inclusive labour markets. The conclusions highlight the economic value of providing better employment opportunities to persons with disabilities, older workers, low-skilled and long-term unemployed people, to young people, especially including those not in employment, education or training (NEETs), to people with caring responsibilities and to people with […]

10 Dec
health and safety European Council December 2019

Improving health and safety at work: the European Council adopts conclusions (2021-2027)

The European Council today (10 December) adopted conclusions inviting the Commission to present a new EU strategic framework on occupational safety and health (OSH) at work for 2021-2027 and offering the Council’s input into that strategic framework. The conclusions recognise that some positive results have been achieved, as many member states have adopted national action […]

05 Dec
budget plan European Union

Eurogroup statement on the Draft Budgetary Plans for 2020: Spain is not expected to comply prima facie with the debt reduction benchmark

The Eurogroup welcomes that all 19 Member States have submitted Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) for 2020. On 20 November, the Commission provided in-depth individual assessments and Opinions, together with an analysis of the budgetary situation in the euro area as a whole. The Eurogroup takes note that no DBP was found in particularly serious non-compliance […]

04 Dec
European Council financial

Financial supervision: European Council adopts a review of the supervisory framework for financial institutions

The EU will have an improved supervisory framework for European financial institutions in place by the end of the year. The Council adopted today a first fundamental review of the functioning of the European system of financial supervision (ESFS). The ESFS was established in 2011 and consists of: three European supervisory authorities (ESAs): the European banking authority […]

02 Dec

Financial supervision: European Council adopts a review of the supervisory framework for financial institutions

The EU will have an improved supervisory framework for European financial institutions in place by the end of the year. The Council has adopted a first fundamental review of the functioning of the European system of financial supervision (ESFS). The ESFS was established in 2011 and consists of: three European supervisory authorities (ESAs): the European banking […]

27 Nov
european union spain

Compensation for damages by the State for infringement of EU law: the European Commission refers Spain to the Court of Justice

Today, 27 November the European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU regarding Spanish rules on compensation for damages caused by the State when adopting legislation contrary to Union law. Following complaints received about certain Spanish provisions regulating the compensation for damages caused by legislative acts that are in […]

26 Nov
Whistleblower Official Journal European Union

Whistleblowing: Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law

Compliance and whistleblowing. Today has been published the Directive EU 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law. According to the text, Member States shall ensure that legal entities in the private and public sector establish channels and procedures […]

26 Nov
eurostat

In 2018, the expected duration of working life of people in the EU was 36.2 years

In 2018, the expected duration of working life of people in the EU (i.e. the number of years that 15-year-olds are expected to work in their life) was 36.2 years (Eurostat figures). This is 0.3 years longer than in 2017 and 3.3 years longer than in 2000. Men are expected to work longer than women: […]

25 Nov
EU budget

EU budget for 2020: Council endorses deal with Parliament

The European Council today (25 November) approved the deal reached with the European Parliament last week on the 2020 EU budget. If the agreement is also confirmed by the Parliament on Wednesday, the EU budget for 2020 is adopted. Competitiveness Next year’s budget will continue to support growth and the competitiveness of the European economy, […]

20 Nov
European Union

Conclusions of the 52nd meeting of the EEA Council

The fifty-second meeting of the EEA Council took place in Brussels on 19 November 2019 under the Presidency of Mr Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland. The meeting was attended by Mr Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, representing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Ms Sabine […]

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