Inadequate housing is costing Europe €194 billion per year

Υποβλήθηκε από james.higgins στις Δευ, 08/08/2016 - 16:00.

Inadequate and poor housing is costing EU economies nearly €194 billion per year in terms of both direct costs associated with healthcare and related medical or social services, as well as indirect costs such as lost productivity and reduced opportunities. The removal of housing inadequacies across the EU, or at least improving them to an acceptable level, would cost about €295 billion at 2011 prices.

EU social partners’ first reactions to Brexit

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Υποβλήθηκε από gdb στις Παρ, 15/07/2016 - 11:43.

Following the British referendum on 23 June, in which 51.9% of people voted to leave the European Union, social partners across most European countries have commented on the impact that the British exit will have on their countries or members. This topical update summarises their first reactions, in particular, in relation to working-life related issues.

New developments in the protection of whistle-blowers in the workplace

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Υποβλήθηκε από cau στις Παρ, 15/07/2016 - 09:09.

This topical update on the protection of whistle-blowers in the EU mainly covers developments that have taken place in the years 2013–2016. The update covers international, European and national level legislation, and includes two case studies on the protection for whistle-blowers in Ireland and Slovakia.

Job cuts in Europe: Recent changes in the legal frameworks

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Υποβλήθηκε από cau στις Τρί, 17/05/2016 - 09:07.

Changing the rules on the termination of employment, as recently observed in many European countries, aims to ease the transition from one job to another, simplify dismissal procedures, transpose the recent ECJ decisions in the field of collective dismissal and to take action against ageing of the working population. This update is a synthesis of developments that occurred during 2015.

Working life experiences of LGBT people and initiatives to tackle discrimination

Υποβλήθηκε από hod στις Τετ, 11/05/2016 - 16:37.

This article provides an overview of surveys on the working life experiences of LGBT people in the EU and initiatives that aim to tackle this issue. The information is based on contributions from Eurofound’s network of European correspondents.