• 30 Sep 2011
    SOLIDAR welcomes the Financial Transaction Tax proposal, now it is up to the EU Council

    On Wednesday, the President of the European Commission (EC), Jose Manuel Barroso, presented the long awaited legislative proposal for a Council Directive on the Financial Transaction Tax during his State of the Union speech to MEPs. It (...)

  • 03 Oct 2011
    Eurogroup double penalising countries under austerity measures

    Not content with increased austerity measures, France and Germany are demanding the European Commission to remove financial support from those countries that do not meet EU budget consolidation demands. This will result in countries such as (...)

  • 05 Oct 2011
    MEPs support domestic workers

    In light of the World Day for Decent Work, taking place worldwide on 7 October, SOLIDAR is organising a two-day Domestic Workers Tour to call on MEPs and government representatives to support promote the ratification of the ILO Domestic Workers (...)

  • 05 Oct 2011
    New report shows that social protection for all could be a reality

    Today, SOLIDAR is launching a new Global Network report in an event in the European Parliament in Brussels. The report entitled “Realising decent work and social protection for all: How civil society organisations are creating change” highlights (...)

  • 06 Oct 2011
    European Social Fund Regulation: A Step in the Right Direction But Needs Clearer Commitment to Invest in People

    At lunchtime today, the European Commission launched its proposed provisions for the next European Social Fund programming period (2014-2020). Although it is a step in the right direction, proposals to introduce macro-economic conditionalities (...)

  • 10 Oct 2011
    New briefing: Labour Rights Violations in Georgia

    On 7 October 2011, the International Day for Decent Work, the Dutch association of trade unions, FNV, awarded the 11th Febe Elizabeth Velasquez Trade Union Award to Irakli Petriashvili, President of the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC). (...)

  • 10 Oct 2011
    Support exploited migrant forest workers in the Czech Republic

    From March to November, six to seven days a week, from dusk till dawn, they planted new trees, cut old ones, and cleared the forest. They were hired for seasonal work in Czech forests. Some were paid only part of their salaries; others didn’t (...)

  • 14 Oct 2011
    More loans aand strong private sector: new development cooperation mantras?

    On Thursday, the European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs presented the Agenda for Change for EU Development Policy. The Communication recognises the need for support to human rights, social protection schemes as well as the role of (...)

  • 14 Oct 2011
    State aid package needs more clarification

    This Wednesday, the Public Services and Social Economy Intergroups in the European Parliament discussed the state aid package for services of general economic interest (SGEI) issued two weeks ago by the European Commission. For social service (...)

  • 21 Oct 2011
    VIDEO: Domestic workers call for ratification of ILO Convention

    On 5 October, just prior to the World Day for Decent Work celebrated worldwide on 7 October, SOLIDAR carried out a domestic workers tour in the European Parliament to call on MEPs to support and promote the ratification of the ILO Convention on (...)

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