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30/08/2016

Inequality persists as EU prepares for Women’s Day

Topic: International Labour Organisation


Global Europe 12-02-2016

German MEP: EU should not deal with Thai military junta

The threat of a ban on fish imports hangs over Thailand if it does not do more to combat human trafficking, slave labour and illegal fishing. Europe must use its lucrative markets as leverage, urged Barbara Lochbihler in an interview with EurActiv Germany. 
Trade & Society 12-10-2015

Environmental and social protection to be discussed at next TTIP negotiations

Europe wants the US to commit to high environmental and social standards, as part of the planned TTIP agreement. EurActiv Germany reports.

Protecting citizens from hazardous chemicals is in everyone's interest

Hazardous chemicals are a vital part of many industries, but lax and inconsistent safety standards put workers' health and lives at risk all over the world, writes Christian Friis Bach. 

ILO: EU investment plan could create 2.1 million jobs

The European Commission's €315 billion investment plan to spur growth could create more than 2.1 million net new jobs, lowering the bloc's jobless rate by 1% by 2018, said the International Labour Organization (ILO) based on a report published yesterday (28 January).
Sustainable Dev. 18-07-2014

Shift taxes from labour to environment, EEA tells ministers

Hans Bruyninckx, the director of the European Environment Agency, has urged ministers to carry out fiscal reforms, such as moving tax from labour to activities that damage the environment.

Forced labour makes €109.5 billion a year

Sexual exploitation contributes two thirds of the annual €109.5 billion of illegal profits made from forced labour worldwide, a report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has found.

Inequality persists as EU prepares for Women's Day

Ahead of International Women’s day, the EU can only do a mea culpa. Gender equality in the 28-country bloc is far from being the norm, as research and data show women remain far more Cinderella than Superwoman.