Freeing up certain sectors and activities, encouraging investment and modifying some aspects of work legislation to increase employment, as proposed in the "Macron Law", provided for hot discussions in France, writes Anne Perrot.
In the wake of the European Commission’s country-specific recommendations, the managing director of the European Confederation of private employment agencies (Eurociett) urges member states to be serious about implementing necessary reforms.
The new leader of Italy's Democratic Party trod a careful line on labour reform on Wednesday (18 December), pledging to overhaul laws blamed for deterring new hiring while avoiding a direct challenge to job protection rules backed by the left's union allies.
Greece's coalition parties must tell Brussels today (6 February) whether they accept the painful terms of a new bailout deal, as EU patience wears thin with political dithering in Athens over implementing reforms.
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