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Digitalisation and its economic and social potentials

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Digitalisation entails huge potentials to boost both growth and the quality of life in Europe. UNI Europa, the European trade union federation representing 7 million service workers, and ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, together with AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, are therefore…

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Greece has to be rebuilt for the Greek people

Monday 13 July 2015

UNI Europa is cautiously optimistic about Eurozone governments having agreed to start negotiations on an ESM programme with Greece. But scepticism remains as to who will have to pay for that. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa said, ‘Greece has to be rebuilt for the Greek people, not for satisfying a neoliberal austerity model…

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EU: Do not slam the door on Greece!

Monday 6 July 2015

UNI Europa and the ETUC are united in calling for the Greek people not to be penalised for voting against austerity. The EU must react by backing a workable debt rescheduling and debt relief system. UNI Europa Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig said, “The Eurogroup must work out a solution as quickly as possible so that…

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Better Regulation Watchdog – Q&A

Thursday 21 May 2015

The Better Regulation Watchdog – a network of 55 organisations was launched on 18 May – a day before the European Commission presents its Better Regulation Package. UNI Europa took the initiative to form the network. UNI Europa’s Head of EU Affairs Christina Colclough explains the benefits of the Better Regulation Watchdog. Q: How did…

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Civil society groups form ‘Better Regulation’ Watchdog to protect citizen, worker and consumer rights

Friday 15 May 2015

More than 50 civil society organisations have joined forces to create the ‘Better Regulation Watchdog’ – a network to protect citizens’, workers’ and consumers’ rights. The network was launched today in Brussels, one day ahead of the expected announcement of the European Commission’s so-called ‘Better Regulation’ reforms. The network of organisations from around Europe is…

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