The European Social Model as a key driver for competitiveness

26 Sep 2013
The European Parliament today hosted a joint debate on the European Social Model as a key driver for competitiveness in the EU. The Committee for Employment and Social Affairs brought together four key European agencies in this field (Cedefop, ETF, EU-OSHA... Read more

EU offers greater clarity for customs officials through new rulebook

17 Sep 2013
Algirdas Šemeta, the European Commissioner responsible for Customs, last week welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of the Union Customs Code (UCC). The UCC is the new rulebook for customs throughout the EU which will increase legal certainty... Read more

Growth and employment are the priorities underlined by Barroso in State of the Union

13 Sep 2013
President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso gave his last State of the Union speech before the European Parliament elections next year. This is an annual address to MEPs in which the Commission President attempts on the one hand to convince... Read more

Success of first CESI Youth Camp underlines important role for young members in Trade unions

8 Sep 2013, keywords :
This week, young unionists from all over Europe gathered on the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary to take part in the first CESI Youth Camp. Participants came together to engage and debate with experts on European youth policies. The various nationalities... Read more

CESI member supported by MEPs in Petitions Committee

10 Jul 2013, keywords :
Jean Pirotte, from the FISP-IFOD (Fédération Intercatégorielle des Services Publics), spoke as a petitioner to the European Parliament Petitions Committee this week, during which the petition on the breach of the Working Time Directive in Belgium was... Read more