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Executive Director, European Union of Jewish Students by EUJS — last modified 06 May 2016, 00:39 CET
EUJS is looking for its new Executive Director starting in mid-August/September 2016.
Secretary General, European Energy Research Alliance by EERA — last modified 06 May 2016, 00:32 CET
The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is recruiting a Secretary General.
Greenpeace leaks increase pressure for TTIP transparency by Nick Prag — last modified 05 May 2016, 16:58 CET
The EU is under increasing pressure to be more open about what is being negotiated under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), following leaks by Greenpeace of classified documents from the TTIP trade talks.
Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour by Eurofound — last modified 04 May 2016, 23:43 CET
The right to free movement for workers within the European Union was enshrined in Article 48 of the EEC Treaty in 1957. Nowadays, private labour market intermediaries – such as temporary work agencies and employment placement agencies – contribute to facilitating this labour mobility in their role as mediator between individual workers and organisations in need of labour. However, due to loopholes in regulation, some workers and vulnerable groups run the risk of being exploited by fraudulent agencies. This report examines how public authorities are currently regulating labour market intermediaries across Member States, highlighting the effectiveness or otherwise of different registration or licensing schemes. It also examines activities by social partners aimed at preventing the trafficking of labour. The overall aim is to contribute to the development of a best practice guide for public authorities to encourage better monitoring and enforcement of regulations deterring trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation.
Policy Officer, European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users by Better Finance — last modified 04 May 2016, 23:17 CET
The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users is looking for the replacement of its Policy Officer in Brussels.
Director of EU Affairs, British Bankers' Association by BBA — last modified 04 May 2016, 23:10 CET
The British Bankers' Association in Brussels has a vacancy for a Director of EU Affairs.
Senior Procurement Adviser, European Investment Bank by EIB — last modified 04 May 2016, 23:00 CET
The European Investment Bank, the European Union’s bank, is seeking to recruit for the Projects Directorate (PJ) at its headquarters in Luxembourg four Senior Procurement Advisers.
European Court of Justice rejects all claims against the EU Tobacco Products Directive by European Public Health Alliance — last modified 04 May 2016, 22:45 CET
The European Court of Justice has today delivered its judgement on the 2014 EU Tobacco Products Directive, which will fully enter into force on 20 May 2016.
Lawyer (Course Director) in EU Financial Services & Banking Law with additional interest or expertise in European Company Law, Academy of European Law by Stephanie Hoffmann — last modified 04 May 2016, 16:21 CET
The Academy of European Law is looking to recruit a Lawyer (Course Director) in EU Financial Services & Banking Law with additional interest or expertise in European Company Law.
Head of Grants Services, European Molecular Biology Laboratory by EMBL — last modified 04 May 2016, 12:48 CET
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has a vacancy for a Head of Grants Services.
REACH Manager, European Chemical Industry Council by Cefic — last modified 04 May 2016, 12:43 CET
The European Chemical Industry Council has a vacancy for a REACH Manager.
#TTIPleaks: confidential TTIP papers unveil US position by Greenpeace European Unit — last modified 03 May 2016, 00:49 CET
Greenpeace Netherlands has obtained 248 pages of leaked Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating texts, which will be published on Monday 2 May at 11:00 CET. The documents unveil for the first time the US position and deliberate attempts to change the EU democratic legislative process.
TTIP leaks update: Greenpeace response to Commission statements by Greenpeace European Unit — last modified 03 May 2016, 00:50 CET
In response to the European Commission’s statements on the TTIP leaks and a blog post by EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem, Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss said: "Commissioner Malmström is being disingenuous. The leaked consolidated documents make no mention of the EU’s precautionary principle, which provides a higher level of environmental and consumer protection. The mention of the precautionary principle that Malmstroem refers to is contained in an EU position paper that is not part of the leaked consolidated chapters."
Associate Lawyer EU Law/Environmental Health & Safety Risk Regulation Practice (Food, Chemicals etc), VVGB Advocaten / Avocats by WGB — last modified 28 April 2016, 22:14 CET
VVGB Advocaten / Avocats is looking for an Associate (3 years experience) to support the firm’s international EU Law & Litigation and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Risk Regulation Practice.
Access to justice for victims of hate crimes: the views of practitioners by EUbusiness — last modified 28 April 2016, 21:57 CET
Hate crime is the most severe expression of discrimination, and a core fundamental rights abuse. Various initiatives target such crime, but most hate crime across the EU remains unreported and unprosecuted, leaving victims without redress. To counter this trend, it is essential for Member States to improve access to justice for victims. Drawing on interviews with representatives from criminal courts, public prosecutors’ offices, the police, and NGOs involved in supporting hate crime victims, this report sheds light on the diverse hurdles that impede victims’ access to justice and the proper recording of hate crime.
The European Union Should Thank the United Kingdom for the 'Brexit' Threat by Tomas Zdechovsky — last modified 28 April 2016, 18:10 CET
The European Union must face another big threat in very short period of time. There is another item on the threats list – Brexit – the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, one of the three biggest member states, from the European Union. This threat is beginning to have very realistic shape when some top British politicians, for example Boris Johnson, very popular mayor of London, or Mick Jagger, the front man of Rolling Stones, take sides with the sympathizers of the withdrawal.
Procurement Lawyer, European Investment Bank by EIB — last modified 26 April 2016, 23:07 CET
The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Legal Directorate (JU) – Legal Department Corporate (CORP) – Procurement, Decentralized Financial Instruments and Administrative Law Division (PDA) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a Procurement Lawyer.
The Ultimate EU Career Development Book by EUbusiness — last modified 26 April 2016, 22:35 CET
As co-author of 'The Ultimate EU Test Book - Assessment Centre Edition', I wanted to create a book which would be of value to those who are already working for the EU and wish to develop their EU "core competencies" - for greater job satisfaction, better performance and career success. 'The Ultimate EU Career Development Book' is that book and it is now available. In addition, a specially created FREE ONLINE TOOLKIT accompanying the book allows users to carry out a self-assessment for their competencies easily online, automatically generating a personal competency passport and priorities for action. You can even, if you wish, get anonymised 360-degree feedback from family, friends and colleagues so you can compare your self-assessment with other people’s evaluation of you! Using the book and free online toolkit in conjunction provides a complete package for understanding the competencies and your personal strengths and weaknesses, and planning your personal development needs. It can be used for private self-development and as a basis for training and team building - Jan De Sutter
Start-up support for young people in the EU: From implementation to evaluation by EUbusiness — last modified 26 April 2016, 18:47 CET
Against a background of high youth unemployment, policymakers are paying more attention to encouraging young people to start their own businesses as a means of easing their entry into the labour market. As part of the Youth Guarantee, launched in 2013, several Member States have introduced start-up support measures for young job-seekers. However, these measures vary considerably in terms of their content, delivery and aims. This report provides an overview of the current start-up support measures targeted at young people, as well as other more general measures that have relevance for them. It also reviews evaluations of the impact of selected start-up support measures. In doing so, it highlights some of the key methodological issues and limitations of the evaluation exercise.
TTIP: EU and US show signs of desperation, Greenpeace by Greenpeace European Unit — last modified 26 April 2016, 00:35 CET
Growing opposition to a transatlantic trade deal (TTIP) and faltering negotiations mean talks cannot be wrapped up anytime soon, said Greenpeace as EU and US politicians attempt to show renewed resolve for a deal.
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TTIP talks hit by leaks
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