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UNI Europa’s Christina Colclough at Politico event on the Industrial Internet Era

Friday 11 December 2015

On 8 December, UNI Europa’s Head of EU Affairs Dr. Christina J. Coclough spoke at a Politico event on the Industrial Internet Era. Focus was the influence of the Digital Single Market on the development of the Industrial Internet and its promise to turn Europe’s traditional industries around. What incentives can policymakers create to encourage…

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Safe Climate is a Human Right!

Thursday 10 December 2015

On UN Human Rights Day 10 December, UNI Europa regrets to see that just transition has been taken out of the operational part of the Paris agreement at COP 21 and moved to the preamble, as principles such as just transition, decent work and gender equality should be at the core. “A safe climate is…

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Better Regulation Watchdog sends open letter on EU wide ‘regulatory burden’ target

Thursday 10 December 2015

The Better Regulation Watchdog network (UNI Europa is founding member and part of the steering group) has on 10 December sent an open letter European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans in response to a recent letter signed by Ministers from 19 Member States ahead of the 30 November Competitiveness Council, in which the signatories call…

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European Commission: Is this a small thing?

Friday 27 November 2015

In a recent “explanatory” publication on better regulation, the Commission openly mocks the ongoing efforts of social partners to implement a European Framework Agreement on health and safety in the hairdressing sector. The Commission, repeating its mantra of “The EU must not be big on small things” alongside with two images, one of them being…

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Trade unions for the elimination of violence against women

Wednesday 25 November 2015

European trade unionists will mark November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women – with a pledge to work against violence against women, whether at the workplace or at home, until it is eliminated. The shocking facts are that One in three women has been a victim of physical and/or…

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