Monthly Archives: December 2016

More employment, less poverty and a changing world of work

The latest annual review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) published shows encouraging results. Around 3 million jobs have been created and employment has risen, pushing back poverty. However, unemployment remains high, with huge disparities across Member States. Labour markets and societies will need to adapt to new forms of work. The number…
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Galileo went live!

On 15 December 2016, Europe's satellite navigation system Galileo started offering its initial services to public authorities, businesses and citizens. Galileo is Europe's Global Satellite Navigation System. It provides a range of state-of-the-art positioning, navigation and timing services to users worldwide. Galileo is fully interoperable with GPS, but will offer more accurate and reliable positioning…
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Commission organises first European Vocational Skills Week

From 5 to 9 December 2016, the European Commission is organising a first European Vocational Skills Week to inspire people to discover, use and improve their talents and abilities through vocational training. It is one of the ten key actions proposed by the Commission under the New Skills Agenda for Europe, presented in June this…
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