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Mobility help to boost jobs - EUbusiness Week newsletter 536


24-06-2011

EUbusiness Week 536 top stories: Euro leaders order new Greek bailout for 'early July'; EU, Russia in poisonous vegetable row over costly ban; EU financial transaction tax eyed 'after summer'; EU's contested plan for five-month paid maternity in limbo; EU sees South Korea trade pact as model for Asia; Facebook exposing children to online threats: survey

This Week's Top Stories

1. Ten days to save the euro as EU puts its faith in Athens
2. EU, Russia in poisonous vegetable row over costly ban
3. EU financial transaction tax eyed 'after summer'
4. EU's contested plan for five-month paid maternity in limbo
5. EU sees South Korea trade pact as model for Asia
6. Facebook exposing children to online threats: survey

Publisher's Note

The Commission this week mooted a number of amendments to the directive on recognition of professional qualifications, whose aim is to encourage mobility of EU workers.

A new Green Paper outlines measures such as the introduction of a professional card to make it easier for professionals to have their qualifications recognised in another Member State; new common platforms to facilitate mobility where there is no automatic recognition; and reform of the minimum training requirements of certain professions.

"We need to make it easier for professionals to go to where job vacancies exist", says Commissioner Michel Barnier. The consultation ends on 20 September, and a legislative proposal is foreseen for December.
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Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. Ten days to save the euro as EU puts its faith in Athens

The EU has ten days to save the euro and prevent any harm to the world economy after putting its faith in Athens to make good on a vow to impose even more unpopular austerity measures on a restive people.
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Italy's Draghi appointed to lead European Central Bank

2. EU, Russia in poisonous vegetable row over costly ban

The EU and Russia have locked horns over Moscow's costly ban on European vegetables with Brussels announcing an imminent end to the embargo that was swiftly denied by Russia.
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3. EU financial transaction tax eyed 'after summer'

The Commission will propose after the summer legislation to impose a tax on financial transactions in the European Union, the EU's executive branch said on Monday.
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4. EU's contested plan for five-month paid maternity in limbo

EU ministers have failed to endorse a hotly-contested plan to offer new mothers in Europe five months of fully-paid maternity leave.
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5. EU sees South Korea trade pact as model for Asia

The Union sees its sweeping free trade agreement with South Korea as a model for planned pacts elsewhere in Asia, the EU's chief negotiator on the deal said on Monday.
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6. Facebook exposing children to online threats: survey

Social networking sites such as Facebook are not doing enough to protect children from potential dangers such as grooming by paedophiles or online bullying, say European authorities.
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EUROPEAN CASE LAW

Ukraine: former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko complained to the European Court of Human Rights ahead of her trial this week for alleged abuse of power.
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Kosovo court jails seven for people smuggling
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Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

Syria: the EU imposed sanctions on three commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, including its leader, accusing them of aiding the crackdown in Syria, the EU Official Journal shows.
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Draghi awaits EU leaders' nod to head ECB
Croatia's PM expects EU to confirm end of accession talks
Poland blocks bolder EU climate emissions cut
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Commission Watch

Euro-securities: the Commission has agreed to examine possible legislation to create bonds issued directly at eurozone level, Commissioner Olli Rehn has told the European Parliament.
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Commission under fire over food aid cut
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Euro-Parliament Watch

Economic governance: Parliament warned Thursday that legislation to fine states that bust their budgets, meant to be the centrepiece of an EU summit snared by Greece's debt crisis, is not ready to be passed.
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Romanian far-right leader trial adjourned
Also this week, Parliament approved new rules on an EU-wide right for consumers to change their minds about an online purchase within two weeks of receiving the goods, and new requirements that online traders must give buyers precise information on the total price, the goods ordered and the trader's contact details; they also approved unemployment aid for Belgium's car industry.
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28 Jun, Agriculture and Fisheries Council
4-7 Jun, European Parliament Plenary Session
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