“Social dialogue has been stripped away so much that employers don’t know who to talk to.” CESI speaks to Jean Lambert MEP

With the dust settling following the European elections, MEPs, new and returning, met in July for the start of the 8th legislature of the European Parliament. It was straight to business for MEPs: re-electing Martin Schulz as President, confirming the... Read more

Toolkit for engaging with Europe 2020 and the European Semester

25 Jul 2014, keywords :
In July 2014, the EU Alliance for a Democratic, Social and Sustainable European Semester (Semester Alliance) has published its Toolkit for Engaging in Europe 2020 and the European Semester.

Italian Minister for Employment presents Presidency programme

23 Jul 2014, keywords : ,
The Employment and Social Affairs committee exchanged views with Italy’s Labour Minister Giuliano Poletti on the priorities of the Italian Presidency in this area. The Minister noted that any developments would be made within the framework of the Europe... Read more

“The new Commission needs to do better in defending pregnant workers and new mothers”

A disappointing blow has been dealt to EU social policy progress as the European Parliament discusses the withdrawal of the Commission’s proposals on the maternity leave directive.

What will Juncker mean for Europe? CESI Secretary General reflects…

15 Jul 2014, keywords :
MEPs today voted on the European Council’s candidate for the next President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. The former long-standing Prime Minister of Luxembourg received 422 votes in favour, needing a qualified majority of 376 votes,... Read more