Articles Archive

‘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

European Summit: A human dimension for Brexit, migration, internal security and external relations

22 Oct 2018
The European Council which took place on the October 17-18 in Brussels focussed on Brexit, migration, internal security and external relations. According to CESI President Romain Wolff and Secretary General Klaus Heeger, all discussions need to feature... Read more

Tripartite Social Summit: All workers count!

18 Oct 2018
Earlier this week on Tuesday, October 16, the latest edition of the Tripartite Social Summit took place, bringing together the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and BUSINESSEUROPE, CEEP and UEAPME with European Commission President Juncker, European... Read more

Fortnightly editorial of the Secretary General

13 Oct 2018
On October 3, Germany celebrated its 28th anniversary of reunification. As a Western German, a ‘Wessi’, I remember very well the fall of the Berlin Wall, my instant travel to Eastern Germany to meet with my Eastern German friends. But even after 28... Read more

International Decent Work Day 2018

7 Oct 2018
Today, October 7, is International Decent Work Day. It is a day during which the principles laid down in the UN's International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) should be brought to the front line of our agendas.