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  • 2000 Annual Review for the UK

    TheLabour Party government elected in May 1997 continued in office. The next general election is due by May 2002 but is widely expected to take place in the spring of 2001. In the local council elections held in May 2000, the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats gained seats and the control of a number of councils at the Labour Party's expense.
  • TUC calls for workforce consultation on e-mail rules

    The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Industrial Society have published a set of guidelines designed to promote consultation between employers and employees over workplace rules on the use of e-mail and access to the internet. The guidelines say that "sensible solutions" are needed which should encourage responsible behaviour and good management practice while safeguarding worker privacy.
  • Government announces employment tribunal reforms

    On 27 November 2000, the Prime Minister and other leading members of the government announced a series of measures to limit the impact of regulation on business. In the area of employment relations, the key reforms proposed by the government centre on amending employment tribunal procedures to deter and penalise the pursuit of unreasonable cases by claimants. The initiative is designed to meet sustained criticism from employers' groups of the growing administrative burden imposed by regulation (UK0004165N [1]) and of the emergence of a "compensation culture" reflected in record increases in employment tribunal claims against employers. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/governments-pro-business-credentials-under-attack
  • VERGLEICHENDE ÜBERSICHT

    Im Jahr 2000 bewegte sich die Wirtschaftsleistung der EU-Mitgliedstaaten weiterhin im Rahmen der vom Stabilitätspakt vorgegebenen Parameter, die die Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion (WWU) begleiten. Die Volkswirtschaften der 11 Länder der "Eurozone" (diejenigen, die in die dritte Stufe der WWU eingetreten sind und die einheitliche europäische Währung eingeführt haben) konvergierten weiter, während die Mitgliedstaaten außerhalb der Eurozone (Dänemark, Griechenland, Schweden und vereinigtes Königreich) im Jahr 2000 nach wie vor bestrebt waren, ihre Wirtschaftsleistung an die der Länder der Eurozone anzupassen. 2000 intensivierte Griechenland seine Vorbereitungen zur Einführung der einheitlichen Währung und trat am 1. Januar 2001 der WWU bei. Griechenland ist seit ihrem Beginn am 1. Januar 1999 das erste Land, das in die dritte Stufe eintritt. Es ist nicht zu erwarten, dass die drei übrigen Länder auf kurze Sicht an der Währungsunion teilnehmen. Die dänische Bevölkerung stimmte im September dagegen, Referenden in Schweden und dem Vereinigten Königreich stehen noch aus, bevor über eine Mitgliedschaft entschieden wird.
  • 2000 EIRO annual review – Comparative overview

    During 2000, the economic performance of the EU Member States continued to be kept within the parameters of the stability pact accompanying Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The economies of the 11 "euro-zone" countries (those which have joined the third stage of EMU and the euro single currency) continued to converge, while those which remained outside the euro-zone in 2000 (Denmark, Greece, Sweden and the UK) continued to peg their economic performance to the euro-zone. During 2000, Greece intensified preparations to join the single currency and it became a member on 1 January 2001. Greece is the first country to join the third stage since it was launched on 1 January 1999. It is unlikely that any of the three remaining countries will join in the short term ? the population of Denmark voted in September not to do so and referendums will have to be held in Sweden and the UK before any decision about membership can be made.
  • VUE D'ENSEMBLE COMPARATIVE

    Durant 2000, la performance économique des États membres de l'UE a continué à se maintenir dans les paramètres du pacte de stabilité accompagnant l'Union économique et monétaire (UEM). Les économies des 11 pays de la "zone euro" ceux qui ont adhéré à la troisième phase de l'UEM et à la monnaie unique de l'euro) ont continué à converger, tandis que celles des pays demeurés en dehors de la zone euro 2000 (le Danemark, la Grèce, la Suède et le Royaume-Uni) ont continué à lier leur performance économique à la zone euro. En 2000, la Grèce a intensifié les préparations destinées à lui permettre d'adhérer à la monnaie unique, ce qu'elle a fait le 1er janvier 2001. Elle est le premier pays à adhérer à la troisième phase, depuis le lancement de celle-ci le 1er janvier 1999. Il est peu probable que les trois pays restants le fassent dans un avenir proche: les Danois ont voté contre en septembre et des référendums devront être organisés en Suède et au Royaume-Uni avant qu'une décision puisse être prise concernant l'adhésion.
  • 2000 Annual Review for Sweden

    The government which was elected in September 1998 for a period of four years will remain in power until September 2002. It is a minority Social Democratic Party (Socialdemokratiska Arbetarepartiet, SAP) administration that mostly rules with the help of the Left Party (Vänsterpartiet) and the Green Party (Miljöpartiet de Gröna).
  • Pay deal ends pharmacists conflict

    In September 2000, pay negotiations involving the four trade unions with members in the pharmacies sector and the state employers' body, the National Cooperation of Swedish Pharmacies (Apoteket AB), were stopped by the trade unions, and the two largest unions issued notice of industrial action.
  • 2000 Annual Review for Portugal

    There were no elections of any kind in Portugal in 2000, following the parliamentary elections in 1999. However, intense debate took place in the National Assembly on the issue of government policy. The fact that the ruling Socialist Party (Partido Socialista, PS) has the same number of seats in the Assembly as all the other parties together, lent momentum to the debate. This was especially the case in the debate over the national budget, which almost sparked a serious political crisis. Much discussion was also generated on the need for changes to the way in which the courts function and citizens' access to the justice system. During the course of the year, a number of cabinet ministers were replaced. At the end of the year, the campaign began for the presidential elections in January 20001 (won by the PS candidate, Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio, with 55.8% of the vote). Portugal held the European Union Presidency in the first half of the year.
  • Portuguese view on EU Charter of fundamental rights

    The EU Charter of fundamental rights - which includes a number of social and employment rights - was proclaimed at the Nice European Council summit in December 2000. Here we review the positions of the Portuguese social partners and political parties on the Charter.

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