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This news archive contains articles published from 2007 up the end of 2020. For current news, see Eurofound's latest stories.

  • 16 Decembris 2007
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Turkey at the crossroads For countries applying for membership in the European Union, quality-of-life issues are the social complement to the political and economic criteria upon which they are evaluated. In its new report on Quality of life in Turkey, Eurofound has identified clear differences in quality-of-life indicators between Turkey and the EU Member States.
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
    Musculoskeletal disorders still the most widespread work-related diseases Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) remain the most common work-related diseases, according to a new comparative report 'Managing musculoskeletal disorders' published by Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO). The results, which constitute the first secondary study based on the Foundation’s 4th European Working Conditions Survey, will be presented at a conference on MSDs to be held in Lisbon on October 11-12.
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  • 16 Decembris 2007
    Better work-life balance will improve Europe’s productivity Choose your preferred language option: DE FR 1. Working time developments in Europe The average working week for all workers in the new EU Member States is 44.4 hours, against 38.2 hours in the former EU15, according to research carried out by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Average weekly working hours remain longest (40 hours) in Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia and Malta, and shortest in France (35), the Netherlands (37) and Denmark (37). The average collectively agreed normal weekly hours in the UK is 37.2.
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