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Joint Report on Health Care and Long-Term Care Systems and Fiscal Sustainability – Country Documents 2019 Update | European Commission

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:19

This volume describes the health care and long-term care systems of all EU Member States on a country basis and presents the related policy challenges.

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EU: Telecommuting because of the corona virus - which country’s social security applies?

Submitted by siha on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 15:12

Finnish Centre for Pensions (02.04.2020) The European Commission has published instructions regarding the mobility of workers in EU during the exceptional circumstances caused by the corona epidemic. The Commission states that the regulations on the coordination of social security systems continue to be valid. The temporary exceptional circumstances do not change the social security status of mobile workers. The instructions by the Commission are indicative and they do not, in individual cases, bind the authorities in the Member States.

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Europe: Guidelines to protecting seasonal workers in the context of Coronavirus

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:57

ec.europa.eu (16.07.2020) The European Commission presents Guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. It provides guidance to national authorities, labour inspectorates, and social partners to guarantee the rights, health and safety of seasonal workers, and to ensure that seasonal workers are aware of their rights. Cross-border seasonal workers enjoy a broad set of rights, but given the temporary nature of their work, they can be more vulnerable to precarious working and living conditions.

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Opinion - An EU minimum income framework is an urgent safety net after Covid-19

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 16:09

EURACTIV.com (04.06.2020) The upcoming German EU presidency intends to take up an initiative for an EU framework for minimum income systems. Shannon Pfohman looks at what this should look like.

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Across EU, temporary layoff schemes no cure-all in slow COVID recovery

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:13

 EURACTIV.com (18.05.2020) Temporary unemployment schemes operating across Europe could struggle to save the jobs of leisure and travel sector workers facing drawn-out or partial recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic, even if they help industries that rebound quickly.

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EU leaders back budget reboot for coronavirus recovery

Submitted by sbjorstad on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 16:50

politico.eu (24.04.2020) EU national leaders directed European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to draw up plans for a new long-term financial blueprint for the bloc that would also drive an economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis with a combination of loans and grants. 

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EU leaders endorse COVID-19 safety nets

Submitted by sbjorstad on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 16:46

European Council (23.04.2020) On 23 April 2020 EU leaders discussed progress on the various dimensions of the European response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It was the fourth video meeting of this kind. The heads of state or government endorsed the agreement of the Eurogroup on three safety nets for workers, businesses and sovereigns, amounting to a package worth 540 billion euro. They called for the package to be operational by 1 June 2020.

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UE: Commission proposes SURE (Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency)

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 11:59

ec.europa.eu (02.04.2020) The new instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) is designed to help protect jobs and workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It will provide financial assistance, in the form of loans granted on favourable terms from the EU to Member States, of up to €100 billion in total. These loans will assist Member States to address sudden increases in public expenditure to preserve employment.

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European Union: Coordinated response to the coronavirus

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 17:05

ec.europa.eu (10.03.2020) During today's EU leaders' videoconference on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Commission received a mandate to further step up its response to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19 outbreak, on all fronts and coordinate Member State actions. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said:"The investment will be sizable and reach €25 billion quickly. To realise this, I will propose to Council and Parliament this week to release €7.5 billion of investment liquidity.

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