Articles Archive

One step closer to better working conditions for truck drivers in Europe

5 Dec 2018
After protracted internal negotiations the transport ministers of the Member States adopted, at a Council meeting on December 4, a common position on a reform of working conditions for truck drivers in Europe, as part of a broader 'Europe on the... Read more

CESI Europe Academy symposium: ‘Education professionals: Horizon 2025’

26 Nov 2018
On November 22-23 CESI held this year's Europe Academy symposium in Lisbon, which was this time was devoted to the future of the teaching profession. Under the theme 'Education professionals and trade unions in Europe: Horizon 2025', CESI... Read more

CESI to AFET Council: Don’t forget about a social dimension in PESCO

23 Nov 2018
On November 19-20 the Foreign Affairs Council met in Brussels to discuss a number of key issues for European security, reviewing EU-NATO cooperation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as well as the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy... Read more

EU area of freedom, security & justice under scrutiny at the CESI’s Justice and Security trade councils

16 Nov 2018
On November 15 affiliates of CESI's member trade unions from the law enforcement and justice sectors met to explore the state of play and the future of the EU's area of freedom, justice and security. Participants from 8 EU member states and... Read more

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