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Firearms for civilian use: stricter EU rules to combat illicit trafficking - briefing
The European Commission has proposed legislation to combat illicit arms trafficking through improved tracing and control of imports and exports of civilian ...
MEPs call for EU-wide minimum income
Introducing minimum income schemes in all EU Member States is one of the most effective ways to lift people out of poverty, Euro-MPs on the Parliament's ...
Roma people living in the EU - guide
There are between 10 million and 12 million Roma in the European Union, in candidate countries and potential candidate countries in the Western Balkans. Roma ...
Social rights: EU prepares to address citizens' disconnect
More "fairness and social justice in Europe" is the aim of of the European Commission as it prepared next steps towards a European Pillar of Social Rights ...
MEPs vote to end biannual clock change in Europe
The last Sunday in March 2021 could mark the end of seasonal changes of time in the EU, following a vote Monday by the European Parliament's Transport and ...
For more than a thousand years, Roma people (including Travellers, Gypsies, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, etc.) have been an integral part of European ...
Roma integration: Progress Report and Recommendation
The European Commission has called on Member States to deliver on their commitments to ensure equality and to do more to improve the economic and social ...
Doing business in the UK: Staff welfare
Labour legislation covers basic workplace standards which employers must follow. These include protection against discrimination, the right to equal pay and ...
MEPs vote to end daylight saving time from 2021
2021 could be the last year with a seasonal time change in the EU following the European Parliament's vote Tuesday to end the practice of adjusting clocks by ...
To support efforts to fight human trafficking, Commissioner Malmström launched an anti-trafficking policy website on 21 December 2010. The website will become ...
Communication on Roma in Europe and Progress Report on Roma inclusion 2008-2010
Roma communities, the European Union’s largest ethnic minority, continue to face persistent discrimination and segregation. The European Commission urged EU ...
Talks set to start on pan-European pension
EU states have asked the presidency to start negotiations with the Parliament on a proposal for a pan-European pension product that would make it easier for ...
Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II): Muslims - Selected findings
Muslims living in the EU face discrimination in a broad range of settings – and particularly when looking for work, on the job, and when trying to access ...
Family law is the competence of EU countries, and EU rules apply only in cross-border cases. Overview of family matters - Divorce and separation - Children's ...
Eurofound Programming document 2017–2020
This programming document describes Eurofound's planned work over the programming period 2017–2020. It sets out the policy and institutional context for the ...
Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI)
EESSI is an IT system that helps social security institutions across to EU exchange information more rapidly and securely, as required by the EU rules on ...
MEPs vote in new rules on property settlement in divorces
MEPs approved Thursday new rules for deciding which country’s courts should settle property disputes in divorce or death cases involving international couples ...
Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs
Before the financial and economic crisis hit the EU, the Lisbon strategy had helped create more than 18m new jobs. When the economy slumped, the EU acted to ...
Social Security Rights
EU rules introduced in 1971 coordinate European countries’ social security schemes, offering solutions to most cross-border problems that may arise. These ...
CEA regrets ECJ judgement on use of gender in insurance pricing
The CEA, the European insurance and reinsurance federation, is deeply disappointed by today’s judgement by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that the ...
Corruption continues to be a challenge for Europe - a phenomenon that costs the European economy around EUR 120 billion per year. EU Member States have taken ...
Clearer EU rules for international couples - briefing
An Austrian woman marries a British man in the UK. The couple lives for two years in Austria with their son. The husband then leaves and the wife wants a ...
Eurofound yearbook 2015: Living and working in Europe
Eurofound celebrated the 40th anniversary of its founding in 2015. In 1975, the then European Community set up the Agency, charging it with the task of ...
The impact of the economic crisis on the situation of women and men and on gender equality policies
Have men and women been impacted differently by the crisis in Europe? On 19 December 2012 the European Commission published a report on the consequences of the ...
Some 10-12 million Roma and Travellers are currently living in the European Union. Almost all of the Roma and Travellers living in the European Union are EU ...
EU renews commitment to gender equality
International Women's Day on 8 March was an opportunity for the EU to assess progress on gender equality in Europe. Bringing out a report on gender equality, ...
Paris attacks: Europe's new reality
The attacks in Paris were an attack on our freedoms, an attack against our European values and our way of life, an attack against all of us, said president of ...
Europe declares solidarity against attack on fundamental values
EU flags flew at half-mast on Thursday as officials from the European Council, the Commission and Parliament expressed their solidarity with the victims of ...
Guide to the European Citizens’ Initiative
Through the European citizens’ initiative, one million EU citizens will be able to invite the European Commission to make a legislative proposal. A successful ...
Calls for proposals for operating grants in the field of Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
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