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This review of working time developments in Europe in 2005 and 2006 finds that over the period the average collectively agreed weekly working time in the EU was 38.7 hours, while agreed normal annual working time averaged around 1,750 hours. Of the eight sectors and occupational groups examined in

18 July 2007

This report draws a picture of life in present-day Croatia by looking at key indicators of quality of life, such as: the economic situation of households; housing and the local environment; employment and education; health, healthcare and access to health services; household and family size and

11 July 2007
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Research report

Competitive Europe – Social Europe: Partners or rivals? was the theme of the Foundation Forum held on 1-3 November 2006. This special edition summarises the speeches of key speakers such as Bertie Ahern, Jeremy Rifkin and Hans-Werner Sinn, among others. It also gives an overview of the various

10 July 2007
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Newsletter

This fourth annual review from the European Working Conditions Observatory puts the spotlight on four key dimensions of working conditions and quality of work and employment: career and employment, health and well-being at work, skills development and work–life balance. The report outlines relevant

09 July 2007

The Spanish fishing fleet is the biggest in the EU, serving the very strong domestic market for seafood. However, the fishing industry does not contribute greatly to Spain’s GDP – around 0.5%. This, however, is more a reflection of the recent rapid growth of the Spanish economy as a whole than of

09 July 2007

This study provides a detailed account of innovative recruitment strategies used in the capture fisheries sector in certain EU Member States. The report is based on research commissioned by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions into the fisheries sector and

09 July 2007

Denmark is one of the top 20 fishing nations of the world according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Employment in fisheries in Denmark was remarkably constant through most of the 20th century; in 1913 there were estimated to be 12,000 fishermen, and in 1982 11,000. However, from the

09 July 2007

In France, the fisheries sector is supported by the state for its important place in the economy of certain coastal areas, particularly Brittany - which has both industrial and artisanal fleets, but also the Mediterranean coast, mainly artisanal. Fishing is a sector that can create employment

09 July 2007

Marine fishing is a very small sector within the Dutch economy, with a contribution to GDP of about 0.1%. However, this takes into account the processing sector, which depends as much on imported raw materials as Dutch domestic production. Processing and marketing accounts for about 80% of all

09 July 2007

This issue contains the following articles: Director's diary; Pay trends differ across Europe; Building on interagency cooperation; In brief; and Latest events and publications.

04 July 2007
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Newsletter