Towards a better work-life balance - EUbusiness Week newsletter 794
EUbusiness Week 794 top stories: Countering 'hybrid' security threats a priority, says EU; 41m fake goods seized at EU borders, China main source; Unfair burden on the young: EU employment review; Belgian airlines aid broke EU state aid rules; EU set to ratify Kigali greenhouse gas amendment; Brussels mulls digital initiatives for healthcare
With the summer holidays upon us, employment ministers decided to
discuss work-life balance at their informal meeting this week - focusing
on new forms of work, different family types and men's participation in
sharing care responsibilities.
Not everyone is so keen, however. SME organisation UEAPME warned that
the proposal on the Work-Life Balance Directive broadens leave
opportunities for all employees in a way which could lessen women's
participation in the labour market and increase SME costs. I wish you a
peaceful summer break.
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1. Countering 'hybrid' security threats a priority, says EU
The EU outlined plans Wednesday to counter the growing threat to its
security in the form of 'hybrid' threats, such as monitoring and
countering illegal online content and propaganda.
2. 41m fake goods seized at EU borders, China main source
Customs authorities detained more than 41 million fake and counterfeit
products valued at over EUR 670 million at the EU's external borders in
2016, according to latest figures.
3. Unfair burden on the young: EU employment review
An annual review of employment and social developments in Europe finds a
particularly high burden, exacerbated by demographic ageing, being
placed on younger generations.
4. Belgian airlines aid broke EU state aid rules
Public support granted by Belgium to three airlines flying from Brussels
airport gave them an unfair advantage over other airlines, in breach of
EU state aid rules, the EU Commission concluded Tuesday.
5. EU set to ratify Kigali greenhouse gas amendment
The EU adopted Monday a decision to conclude the Kigali Amendment to the
Montreal Protocol that ensures protection of the climate from the
powerful HFC greenhouse gases.
6. Brussels mulls digital initiatives for healthcare
The Commission has launched a public consultation on how Europe should
promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of
citizens and health systems in Europe.
Poland: the Commission expressed grave concern Wednesday about the risks
to the independence of the judiciary in Poland and urged the Government
to put its new laws on hold.
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