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  • Labour won’t hold EU referendum before 2020

    News | Brexit 12-03-2014

    A future Labour government would only hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union before 2020 if more powers were transferred to Brussels, party leader Ed Miliband will say today (12 March).

  • EU urged to address paradox of high unemployment and skills shortages

    News | Economy & Jobs 06-06-2013

    While many countries around the world are opening their borders and are introducing more flexible and liberal migration policies, the EU is not following the trend. This has led to the paradoxical problem of labour shortages in crucial sectors at a time of very high youth unemployment, experts say.

  • Malta turns left for first time in 15 years

    News | Elections 11-03-2013

    Malta's opposition Labour Party led by Joseph Muscat has won the country's general election for the first time in 15 years. The outgoing premier Lawrence Gonzi conceded defeat for his Nationalist Party. 

  • Non-partisan pro-Europe group launched in the UK

    News | Brexit 31-01-2013

    Politicians from across the political spectrum have joined forces to campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union after Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to hold a referendum on the country's membership.

  • Britain ‘sleepwalking to EU exit’, warns Labour

    News | Brexit 19-11-2012

    Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband vowed on Monday (19 November) he would not let Britain sleepwalk towards exit from the European Union as Prime Minister David Cameron prepared for tough talks in Brussels this week on a renewal of the bloc's budget.

  • Egalitarian welfare systems cope better with crisis, says expert

    News | Social Europe & Jobs 16-06-2011

    Countries with egalitarian welfare schemes are better placed to cope with the economic crisis, argues Francesco Briganti of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection (AEIP) in an interview with EURACTIV.hu.

     

  • The only permanent thing in life is change!

    Opinion | Social Europe & Jobs 28-04-2010

    The labour market will not be the same in future. In the 21st century we will witness the emergence of a wide variety of contractual employment arrangements and both policymakers and social partners will need to modernise labour laws to ensure legal certainty, writes Denis Pennel, managing director of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett), in an April paper.

  • Brown pledges to steer UK into EU mainstream

    News | Brexit 19-02-2010

    UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown will today (19 February) pledge to keep Britain "in Europe's mainstream" if re-elected this year, criticising the more Eurosceptic stance of a Conservative opposition expected to win power come May.

  • Špidla: ‘Social innovation’ needed to restart economy

    Interview | Social Europe & Jobs 26-10-2009

    Squeezed by the economic crisis, Europe's labour markets can find new dynamism through social innovation, said Vladimir Špidla, EU commissioner for employment, social affairs and equal opportunities, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.

  • MEP: EU attracts politicians fed up with ‘ya-boo’ UK politics

    Interview | Brexit 12-03-2009

    Female politicians in the UK do well in the European Parliament as it offers "the sort of politics women like to be associated with" and is "much more collegial, much more consensual and less confrontational 'ya-boo' boy politics of Westminster," the leader of the UK Labour delegation in the European Parliament, Glenis Willmott, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • MEP: EU attracts politicians fed up with ‘ya-boo’ UK politics

    News | EU Priorities 2020 12-03-2009

    Female politicians in the UK do well in the European Parliament as it offers "the sort of politics women like to be associated with" and is "much more collegial, much more consensual and less confrontational 'ya-boo' boy politics of Westminster," the leader of the UK Labour delegation in the European Parliament, Glenis Willmott, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Interview: EU considers ‘safeguards’ for Turkish workers

    News | Enlargement 20-11-2008

    Cultural resistance and fear of integrating a large Muslim minority are leading Brussels to consider imposing restrictions on the free movement of Turkish workers when the country eventually joins the EU, Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

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