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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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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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UNI Europa letter to the editor published in the Financial Times

Tuesday 28 February 2017

The Financial Times this morning published our response to a recent article about Better Regulation Please read the full text below. Sir, UNI Europa and the one million hairdressers in the European Union appreciate the attention Financial Times paid our ‘Better Regulation – it really isn’t’ campaign recently (‘EU gatekeeper toughens test for new proposals,’ 21 February). Contrary to…

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EESC opinion: Threats and obstacles to the Single Market

Saturday 28 January 2017

In its most recent opinion, the European and Social Committee (EESC) describes the rising pressure on the Single Market, partly due to short-sighted national interests, with a significant part of the population increasingly calling it into question. The EESC also expresses its views on REFIT and better lawmaking, outlining that ‘in principle, measures to check…

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