Workers’ rights in the EU: strengthening social dialogue and collective bargaining

Hits: 24The Commission started the second-stage consultation with the social partners in the member states on a possible revision of the European Works Councils Directive – the first-stage took place in April; so far the Commission received replies from eleven social partners. The general idea of the new consultation is towards further EU-wide actions on […]

Essential services in the EU states’ governance

Hits: 11Critical entities provide essential services in upholding key societal functions, supporting the economy, preserving the environment, ensuring public health and safety, etc. European Commission has adopted a list of essential services in the eleven sectors covered by the Critical Entities Resilience Directive (CER), which entered into force on 16 January 2023.  

European circular economy: urgent measures needed to reduce waste

Hits: 5Recent Commission’s assessment report on the EU-wide goals towards reducing landfill municipal waste by 2035 underlined that only nine EU states – or just one-third of the block – were able to reach the goals. The report also presented some initiatives that could contribute to a more circular economy’s patterns and would support the […]

The EU’s technical support for the member states reforms

Hits: 15The EU institutions provide expertise and technical assistance to the member states’ governance bodies in the design and implementation of most vital socio-economic reforms. Recent Eurobarometer survey conducted during April 2023 confirms the importance of such assistance and recognizes the need for extensive support through the European Commission’s Technical Support Instrument.   

ChatGPT: generative AI perspectives in society and business

Hits: 22ChatGPT platform is gaining momentum: during last months, artificial intelligence (AI) has entered a period of “generational change”. Presently, it is being capable of carrying on sophisticated dialogue with users and generating seemingly original – although degenerative – content. These Chat GPT and other AI’s capabilities can be employed in numerous socio-economic spheres and […]

Reforming the EU-wide economic governance

Hits: 10New EU-wide economic governance proposals are aimed at ensuring reduction of high levels of public debt and assisting the states in implementing needed reforms. Member states’ governance has to simplify rules to ensure public debt sustainability through gradual and realistic fiscal adjustment to support stable, resilient and inclusive growth. Present proposals will make the […]

Infringement cases and legal actions against EU states

Hits: 19The European Commission regularly publishes infringement decisions to pursue legal action against EU states for failing to comply with their obligations under the Union’s law. These decisions in various EU policy areas aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. 

Social partners’ participation in employment and growth

Hits: 11About one thousand European Works Councils already exist in the EU-27 member states. They promote a shared understanding of the transnational challenges facing large multinational companies and the involvement of employees in the decision-making process, with the objective of exchanging on possible solutions, facilitating their implementation and increasing the impact of strategic choices made […]