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Family benefits: Austria in dispute with the EU

Since the beginning of the year, Austria has been working towards adapting family allowances to the costs of living of the employee’s home countries. The EU criticised the government of Vienna – but it has countered. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Social dialogue under stress in crisis-hit EU

Social dialogue is under great strain throughout the EU because of the economic crisis, with Eastern Europe particularly hard hit, says a report presented by the European Commission yesterday (11 April).