Consultation statement in favour of qualified majority voting in EU social policy

12 Nov 2018
The European Commission work programme for 2019 includes an initiative to explore possibilities to switch from unanimous-based voting to qualified majority voting (QMV) in EU social policy making by the Member States in the Council. The procedural mechanism... Read more

Commemorating the end of World War I – Remembering Europe

11 Nov 2018
When on November 11 1918 the First World War came to an end, a conflict which to the day is also referred to as The Great War, had caused millions of casualties -civilian and military- and great suffering in societies across Europe and beyond. With many... Read more

Paid annual leave: News from the Court of Justice of the EU

7 Nov 2018
In recent judgments, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has strengthened the rights of workers (and their heirs) in relation to the application of the EU Working Time Directive.

EU Equal Pay Day 2018: Again on November 3

3 Nov 2018
November 3 is EU Equal Pay Day. It symbolises the average wage gap between women and men across the EU Member States by commemorating the day on which the ‘average’ woman -in relation to the ‘average’ man- does not get paid anymore until the end... Read more

‘Better regulation’: More transparent, impartial and inclusive policy drafting needed at the EU level

23 Oct 2018
Today, a public consultation on 'Better regulation' -the European Commission's central instrument to slim down EU legislation to the minimum of what is required "to achieve objectives and bring benefits at minimum cost"- comes... Read more