About: social security

Economy & Jobs 17-11-2017

Juncker is ‘sincerely in favour of social Europe’

Jean-Claude Juncker deserves credit for making social issues a priority for the European Commission, Socialist MEP Maria Joao Rodrigues told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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Dombrovskis: ‘There is appetite for a pan-European pensions product’

The European Commission will propose a new pan-European personal pension today (29 June). In an interview with journalists, Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis argues that the new scheme would help save more money in an ageing society.

Employers’ chief: Juncker won’t admit he is wrong on Posted Workers Directive

The new Posted Workers Directive is not necessary but Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will not admit he is wrong on the new rules, Renate Hornung-Draus, managing director of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), told EURACTIV.cz.

Professor: ‘Stop paying benefits, start paying companies’

States should transfer their social security payments for the unemployed to companies, so that they can employ the unemployed and maintain skills - even if this would breach trade laws - according to Ton Wilthagen, one of the pioneers in the 1990s of 'flexicurity', a concept that combines job flexibility with security.

Official: Belgium’s foreign workers register ‘not aimed at EU’

Limosa, a little-known scheme that requires foreigners to register with social security before heading to Belgium for periods of temporary work, has caused concern in the European district of Brussels. The official behind the scheme, Sarah Scaillet, seeks to clarify the new law in an interview with EURACTIV.

Hans Skov Christensen, director general of the Federation of Danish Industry

The Danish concept of 'flexicurity'  - a combination of easy hiring and firing, high benefits for the unemployed and a pro-active labour market policy - is the talk of the town when labour market issues are being discussed in Brussels presently. Hans Skov Christensen, Director General of Dansk Industri, the association of Danish Industry, speaks out on the model's benefits from an employer's point of view.