• 18 Nov 2011
    Negotiations on EU Working Time Directive launched!

    This week the European social partners announced the launch of negotiations on the Working Time Directive following an earlier request from the European Commission (EC). This Directive lays down minimum requirements concerning working hours, (...)

  • 18 Nov 2011
    SOLIDAR calls for more clarifications about EU Social Business Initiative

    On 16 November members of SOLIDAR’s Social Affairs Committee (SAC) exchanged views on the potential of Social Economy for social inclusion and discussed European Commission’s recently issued Social Business Initiative. Although considering social (...)

  • 25 Nov 2011
    Western Balkans: Regional Recommendations on Social Agenda

    This Wednesday (23 November), a regional training on labour law taking place in the frame of the Decent Work Balkans Network project, concluded that the large informal sector, weak state implementation mechanisms and lacking political will (...)

  • 25 Nov 2011
    New briefing: SOLIDAR Response to EC Package on Migration

    At the PES Convention taking place today and tomorrow in Brussels, SOLIDAR will launch its new briefing (available on the SOLIDAR website at noon) which reacts to the EC’s new Migration Policy Package published last week (18 November 2011). (...)

  • 25 Nov 2011
    EU goes to Busan with weak leadership on Aid Effectiveness

    Ministers from across the globe, from both developing and donor countries, government representatives, parliamentarians, civil society organisations and private sector representatives will come together for the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid (...)

  • 25 Nov 2011
    Launch of Annual Growth Survey 2012

    On Wednesday (23 November), the European Commission presented its Annual Growth Survey 2012, which aims to set priorities on economic policies between EU Member States over the next year, and is an important part of the European Semester. (...)

  • 25 Nov 2011
    EC High-Level Conference on Social Entrepreneurship

    Last Friday, the European Commission (EC) organised a conference for exchange between relevant stakeholders in the field of social entrepreneurship. On this occasion, SOLIDAR Secretary General, Conny Reuter, spoke on behalf of the Social (...)

  • 25 Nov 2011
    Poul Nyrup Rasmussen Retires

    Yesterday at the PES Council, Poul Nyrup Rasmussenmade his farewell from the position of President of the Party of European Socialists. For personal reasons he will return to Copenhagen and Sergei Dmitrievich Stanishev, chairman of the Bulgarian (...)

  • 25 Nov 2011
    Block the Revolving Door Campaign

    Yesterday, ’Block the revolving door’ campaign was launched by ALTER-EU. Many EU officials go through the ’revolving door’ meaning that they leave their EU job and soon start working for industry or lobby firms, often in the same policy area. Other (...)

  • 25 Nov 2011
    SOLIDAR in Solidarity with Egyptian Free Trade Union Movement

    As thousands of Egyptians continue to occupy Tahir Square in Cairo, SOLIDAR yesterday welcomed a delegation from Egypt’s independent labour movement to the office. As a long standing supporter of our partner, the Centre for Trade Union and (...)

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