19/10/2015 – Do you really know how your Heads of state want to deal with the flow of refugees and migrants coming to Europe? Once you know, will you agree with them? When our political leaders met last Thursday (16 October) they agreed “to stem the flows” of migrants, to strengthen the protection of EUs external borders, and ensure the returns of those who made it to Europe but were denied international protection.
19/10/2015 – The ENARgy webzine aims to stimulate debate on anti-racism and equal rights. It provides in-depth analysis, grassroots experience and best practices on specific themes on a quarterly basis and acts as a policy forum. ENARgy informs readers on issues pertaining to anti-discrimination and anti-racism, with a focus on EU and national developments as well as ENAR members’ activities.
13/10/2015 – The European Commission has published foodbaskets studies so far for Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Croatia, Italy, Romania and France.
12/10/2015 – Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 provides an update on key youth labour market indicators and trends, focusing both on the continuing labour market instability and on structural issues in youth labour markets.
12/10/2015 – This paper forms part of a series of nine studies on the role of the European Union in international economic fora, prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament. It provides factual background information about the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as about the EU’s relations with the IMF (both in terms of the IMF’s role in the EU and the EU’s role, representation and impact in the IMF).
09/10/2015 – Labour markets and social indicators in the EU continue to gradually improve, benefitting from the strengthening in economic activity, according to the latest edition of the Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review.
30/09/2015 – 62 per cent of the employment growth before the crisis was due to increased female labour force participation (EU27: 2000-2008). However, there is still plenty of unused work and human capital potential among women. Work is a determining factor of gender equality and women’s economic independence, but also important for the entire economy. An OECD study shows that halving the gender gap in employment could lead to an additional gain of 6 per cent in the GDP by 2030.
EC | Adequate pensions: new report calls for measures to enable people to work until they reach the pension age
05/10/2015 – Europe’s pension systems can be expected to deliver adequate pensions also to future generations of retirees provided Member States pursue strong policies to enable as many workers as possible to stay in jobs until they reach the statutory pension age, a new report on pension adequacy shows.
16/10/2015 – The October 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM (European Programme for Intergration and Migration) is now available online. This edition’s special focus is dedicated to analysing the legislative, political and humanitarian developments that have recently taken place concerning the EU’s so-called “refugee crisis”.
AGE Platform | International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: Start acting on the Europe 2020 poverty target!
16/10/2015 – While the UN is celebrating the international day for the eradication of poverty, and the global community has set itself the goal of ‘ending poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including by eradicating extreme poverty by 2030’ in the Sustainable Development Goals, the European Union faces major challenges in meeting its own target to reduce poverty by 20 million between 2008 and 2020. For one in five Europeans over 50 living at risk of poverty, decisive action is needed.