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Friday, 8 December 2017

EU Commission: Study and work in the EU: set apart by gender

Study and work in the EU: set apart by gender

The EU's economy has a major weakness: the uneven concentration of women and men in studies and at work. This makes the labour market less competitive and companies struggle to find qualified professionals in growing sectors, such as information and communications technology (ICT) and health or personal care. Gender segregation poses challenges for these industries and leads to a reduced talent pool, untapped potential and unfulfilled career aspirations.

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Discovering hands from Germany wins first prize in the EESC 2017 Civil Society Prize for genuine entrepreneurship and outstanding work on employment
Initiatives from Greece, Belgium, Italy and Spain are awarded the other prizes

The five winning initiatives show what is being done by numerous NGOs across Europe to help some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society enter the labour market.

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Speech by Commissioner Gabriel - Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Conference 2017

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Brussels, 7 December 2017 Mesdames et Messieurs, Récemment, une entreprise autrichienne a annoncé sa décision de construire une nouvelle usine d'acier à Kapfenberg en Autriche – la première dans cette partie de l'Europe depuis 40 ans.

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Banking regulation: Commission welcomes Basel Committee's agreement on post-crisis reforms

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2017 The European Commission follows up on today's agreement to further strengthen the international post-crisis rules for banks, by setting out its approach to these new rules in the EU.

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Brexit: European Commission recommends sufficient progress to the European Council (Article 50)

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 December 2017 The European Commission has today recommended to the European Council (Article 50) to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom.

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