• 24 Jun 2011
    Listening to the progressive Mediterranean

    At the beginning of the week, SOLIDAR was invited by the S&D Group to participate in a conference on “A renewed social-democracy to face Europe’s challenges”. In the frame of this conference, the Global Progressive Forum, FEPS, Fundació Rafael (...)

  • 01 Jul 2011
    Poland takes over EU Presidency

    1 July marks the beginning of Poland’s chairmanship in the Council of the European Union. Poland takes over the Presidency from Hungary who did not manage to achieve significant progress regarding the social policy issues as preconceived. The (...)

  • 01 Jul 2011
    European Council endorses security and border management based approach to migration

    On 24 June the Council affirmed, in line with the European Commission Communications of 4 May and 24 May 2011, the need to deliberate provisions to reintroduce temporary border controls in the Schengen Area in case of emergencies, that the EU (...)

  • 01 Jul 2011
    Post-2013 European Social Fund to tackle precarious work and social exclusion

    This week, members of the SOLIDAR Social Affairs Committee met to discuss the future of the European Social Fund (ESF) after 2011. Special attention was paid to the importance of using ESF grants to tackle precarious work and social exclusion by (...)

  • 01 Jul 2011
    Key demands and messages from the network for sustainable development in public procurement

    On the occasion of European Commission’s Conference on modernising public procurement (30 June), the Network for Sustainable Development in Public Procurement (EPSU, GMB, UNISON, EMF, EFFAT, EFBWW, SOLIDAR, EFTA, Fairtrade International, (...)

  • 01 Jul 2011
    SOLIDAR members call to solidarity with North African and Arab civil society

    SOLIDAR members that came together during the Annual General Assembly this week voiced a common call to solidarity with civil societies in North Africa and Mashriq. The 2011 events and reform processes taking place in North Africa and the Arab (...)

  • 01 Jul 2011
    FINANCE WATCH sees the light of day

    It is more than a year ago that Members of the European Parliament declared how "tired" they were with constantly being lobbied by the financial industry without having a real counterbalance from the "other side", a situation unacceptable in a (...)

  • 08 Jul 2011
    Financial Transaction Tax – moving ahead in the right direction!

    The recently published responses to the EC consultation on Financial Sector Taxation () in which SOLIDAR also took part, show that , for the first time, the Commission received more responses from progressive parties than from the financial (...)

  • 08 Jul 2011
    Danish border controls: Concerns about of cross-border crime as excuse for political trade-off with far right

    On 4 July Denmark reintroduced random border and customs controls on its Swedish and German border crossings. Officially, this is a measure against growing cross-border crime. In reality, this is a move by the minority government to secure (...)

  • 08 Jul 2011
    “Network of European Labour and Social Academies” Conference -save the date!

    On 21 September SOLIDAR will organise the final Conference of the "Network of European Labour and Social Academies - Better Information and Training for Trade Unionists" project in the European Parliament in Brussels. The focus will be (...)

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