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On 19 May 2015, the European Commission presented a 700+ page package of documents. They describe the principles to which European legislation must adhere, as well as the processes leading up to making or revising EU legislation. The package is aimed at improving the conditions for Europe’s small and medium-sized companies by “cutting red tape” and “removing unnecessary burdens”. UNI Europa has criticised the package for its lack of commitment to social conditions, for its favouritism of industry needs, and for the Commission’s attempt to de-democratise the legislative process.
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New UNI Europa video: European Pillar of Social Rights

Tuesday 28 March 2017

In 2016, the European Commission announced its work on a European Pillar of Social Rights, which they described as a set of principles to improve worker’s rights and address challenges to social protection and policies. The outcome should be well-functioning and fair labour markets and robust welfare systems across Europe. Of course, UNI Europa, and…

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Parliament inaction on lobby transparency could sink register reform

Friday 17 March 2017

The European Parliament must do more to improve lobby transparency, 100 civil society organisations urged in an open letter published today. MEPs were warned that the European Commission’s current proposal for a revised EU Transparency Register would allow for even less scrutiny than the existing one, and that to champion greater transparency across all EU…

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BEZ on proposed regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services

Tuesday 7 March 2017

The Spanish publication BEZ has published an article on cross-border parcel delivery services in Europe, with the input of Dimitris Theodorakis, responsible for the postal sector in UNI Europa, who explained the impacts the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services would have. On 28 February the UNI Europa Post & Logistics…

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Observer: Hairdressers of the world unite against hidden dangers of the salon

Tuesday 7 March 2017

UNI Europa’s Oliver Roethig has been interviewed for last weekend’s Observer for an article entitled Hairdressers of the world unite against hidden dangers of the salon. He outlined how the European Commission has stalled legislation crucial for the health and safety of workers in the sector since 2012 and explained: “When we look at hairdressing,…

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What UNI Europa thinks of the White Paper on the Future of Europe

Thursday 2 March 2017

The European Commission has presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe, which forms the Commission’s contribution to the Rome Summit of 25 March 2017. The White Paper sets out five scenarios for a way forward and the results they will bring in the years up to 2025. It is supposed to be the…

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