“The new Commission needs to do better in defending pregnant workers and new mothers”

16 Jul 2014, keywords : ,
A disappointing blow has been dealt to EU social policy progress as the European Parliament discusses the withdrawal of the Commission’s proposals on the maternity leave directive.

What will Juncker mean for Europe? CESI Secretary General reflects…

15 Jul 2014, keywords :
MEPs today voted on the European Council’s candidate for the next President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. The former long-standing Prime Minister of Luxembourg received 422 votes in favour, needing a qualified majority of 376 votes,... Read more

TTIP negotiations resume while fears remain

14 Jul 2014, keywords :
On 14-18 July 2014, the sixth round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US will take place in Brussels. All working groups that have met in previous rounds will come together to pursue the... Read more

A call for the renewal of European democracy

Today (8 July) marks the official launch of Europe+ (Civil Society for the Renewal of European Democracy), a broad grass-roots alliance which brings together over 40 organisations from civil society calling for renewed and better functioning democracy... Read more

EMPL committee elects Chair and Vice-Chairs for 2014-2019

7 Jul 2014, keywords :
The Employment and Social Affairs committee of the new European Parliament today (7 July) held its constituent meeting in Brussels, the inaugural meeting which saw the election of the Chair and Vice-Chairs for the next 5 years.