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ETUC on 2018 European Semester Spring Package

May 23 2018, 12:53    ETUC

23.05.2018 Commenting on the European Commission’s European Semester 2018 Spring package – and the Country Specific Recommendations – Katja Lehto Komulainen, Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) said: “The European Commission is clearly pushing a more social agenda in its economic policy. Recommendations on curbing Government deficits are balanced to some extent by proposals for social rights and skills. The recommendations on active …


  • ETUC letter on the proposal for a directive on the company law package to Commissioner Thyssen    ETUC In an open letter on the recently presented proposal for a directive on the company law package to Commissioner Marianne Thyssen the ETUC is asking the safeguarding workers rights on information, consultation and participation. "The Commission has to deliver for companies and workers alike" says …
  • Gaza killings must stop    ETUC 16.05.2018 "The ETUC condemns the shooting of Palestinian protestors, including children, in repeated displays of excessive and disproportionate force by the Israeli army” said ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini. “The killing must stop.” “We urge Israel and the Palestine …
  • European Appeal: Companies and Employees – Blazing a New European Trail    ETUC 16.05.2018 Something has gone wrong in the European Union. Four examples bear witness to this dysfunction. How can it be justified that hundreds of thousands of letter-box companies have been allowed to develop, when the aim of these ghost companies is to evade taxes, labour laws and regulations? …
  • Involving trade unions in climate action to build a just transition    ETUC 15.05.2018 A guide to a ‘just transition’ to a low carbon economy is published by the European Trade Union Confederation on May 15. The 48 page document ‘Involving trade unions in climate action to build a just transition’ contains Recommendations for economic …
  • Involving Trade Unions in climate action to build a Just Transition    ETUC 15.05.2018 Issue Sustainable Development / Climate Change Climate Change and energy policy COP21 / UN climate negotiations Final guide - English
  • Declaration of the International Trade Union's Conference: "The Voice of Integration of the Western Balkans"    ETUC Declaration of the International Trade Union’s Conference “The Voice of Integration of the Western Balkans”, Sofia, 9 May 2018 As the EU-Western Balkans Summit is about to take place in Sofia on 17 May 2018, under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the …
  • ETUC questions growth 'rosy outlook'    ETUC 03.05.2018 Commenting on the European Commission’s Spring 2018 Economic Forecast heralding “strong growth” at “a 10-year high” and “rosy outlook”, Katja Lehto-Komulainen Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) said …
  • EU must increase its effort on social cohesion, not cut it    ETUC 02.05.2018 Commenting on the European Commission’s proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework, European Trade Union Confederation Confederal Secretary Thiébaut Weber said: “We cannot accept the proposal to cut cohesion funding ­– and therefore probably the European …