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Creative Skills Europe launches final report

Monday 6 June 2016

Today, the final conference of the Creative Skills Europe project takes place. Creative Skills Europe is the European Skills Council for employment and training in the Audiovisual and Live Performance sectors. The project partners have launched the final report Trends and skills in the European audiovisual and live performance sectors at the conference. Richard Polacek…

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#Endprecariouswork – testimonials featured in new video

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Following up on our recent reporting on a joint project ‘Europe: End Precarious Work Now! – Decent Work and Equal Treatment for All’, here is our new video featuring four testimonials from workers who are experiencing precarious working conditions: In the EU, precarious work means a low level of certainty over job safety, poor individual…

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The Innovation Principle – a new deregulatory tool?

Tuesday 31 May 2016

This week, the Council adopted their conclusions on Better Regulation and Competitiveness. In essence, the issue at stake is a renewed focus on the effects regulation has on companies’ innovation potential. As innocent, and even sensible, as this sounds, the Council conclusions also raise a number of warning signs. Firstly, innovation is spoken of as…

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Governments across the world avoiding responsibility for refugees – Unions say refugees welcome

Friday 27 May 2016

UNI Europa strongly supports Sharan Burrow and Luca Visentini’s article Governments across the world avoiding responsibility for refugees – Unions say refugees welcome, published today. ‘Europe must do better’ said Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa in light of the recent deal between the European Union and Turkey. ‘We denounce the failure of the…

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Joint press release: Beware the “innovation principle”

Thursday 26 May 2016

Brussels, 26 May 2016 The Competitiveness Council on 26-27 May 2016 will discuss adopting an “innovation principle” for EU law-making. This would require the Commission to investigate the potential effect of legislation on research and innovation, during the “impact assessment” phase of the legislative process, before it is submitted to the Parliament and Council for…

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