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Employment Policy in the EU

Latest news on employment policy in the European Union.

Draft Directive on Services in the EU internal market
The objective of the Services proposal is to achieve a genuine Internal Market in services by removing legal and administrative barriers to the development of service activities between Member States. The proposed Directive would guarantee service providers more legal certainty if they want to exercise two fundamental freedoms (freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services) enshrined in the EC Treaty. This would make it easier for businesses to provide and use cross-border services in the EU, thus increasing cross-border competition in service markets, bringing down prices and improving quality and choice for consumers. The Directive will also strengthen the rights of users of services, for instance by enshrining the right of non-discrimination.

Labour Law Directives
EU Labour Law Directives from the European Commission's Labour Law and Work Organisation.

Services directive - EP text
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on services in the internal market (COM(2004)0002 – C5-0069/2004 – 2004/0001(COD)) - text adopted 16 February 2006

European Year for Workers' Mobility
2006 has been designated the European Year for Workers’ Mobility. On this site you can find out more about activities and events carried out in the framework of the Year, and access a wealth of information on workers' mobility. It aims to open up the debate on the real benefits and challenges of working abroad or changing job.

European Job Fairs 2006
The week of 29–30 September will see the first ever Europe-wide jobs fair take place as one of the centrepieces of the European Year of Workers’ Mobility. Parallel events will take place in between 70 and 100 towns and cities across Europe and are expected to attract thousands of participants.

EURES - European Job Mobility Portal
European Employment Services (EURES) is the European Job Mobility Portal. It is designed to help find information on jobs and learning opportunities in Europe. EURES offers three types of service: information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching).