Commemorating the end of World War I – Remembering Europe

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

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

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

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

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