Working towards a more inclusive and balanced European Semester: a model for civil society and trade union involvement

29 Jan 2014, keywords :
This week (29 January 2014) CESI organised a breakfast seminar together with Eurodiaconia on enhancing engagement of civil society and trade unions in the European Semester, the EU’s cycle of economic policy coordination. The breakfast was hosted by... Read more

Greek Presidency: “We don’t want voters having the bitter taste of the crisis in their mouths come the European elections”

24 Jan 2014
This week the European Parliament heard from Mr Yannis Vroutis, Minister of Labour, Social Security & Welfare, who presented the priorities of the Greek Presidency over the next six months to the Employment and Social Affairs Committee. The Minister... Read more

European Parliamentary Week 2014

23 Jan 2014, keywords :
This week (20-22 January) saw MEPs and national parliamentarians from chambers throughout the EU come together to discuss economic, budgetary and social matters. The significance of this annual event in the EU calendar is marked by the welcoming of national... Read more

Work-free Sundays and Decent Work

This week at the European Parliament, 120 participants gathered for the launch of the European Sunday Alliance for a work-free Sunday and decent work, ahead of the European elections 2014. The Alliance has submitted a Pledge which aims at committing European... Read more

“In Europe, the social dimension needs to be in balance with the free market dimension” – CESI speaks to Elisabeth Schroedter MEP

16 Jan 2014, keywords :
With the European Parliament’s elections approaching (22-25 May 2014), it is important that CESI’s members are well informed about the work of current MEPs. CESI is speaking to MEPs working in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee and beyond... Read more