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  • Published In: 2017
    28 pages
    The EU social pillar: standing the test of better regulation

    In recent years, REFIT and the institutional agreement on Better Regulation have focused on reducing regulatory burdens, increasing the number of impact analyses, and wide-ranging consultations. As a result, the legislative process has ground to a halt. Having mapped and quantified the EU acquis, the Commission is preparing to launch a targeted deregulation with the aim of reducing regulatory burdens.

  • Published In: 2017
    99 pages
    The investment plan and the Social Pillar: a step towards a new strategy for Europe

    The focus of the study is to analyse the progress of the Jobs, Growth and Investment Package and its contribution towards promoting more sustainable and inclusive growth. The study is based on the concept of inclusive growth, derived from the development literature: it not only states that growth with equity is possible, but also that equity is necessary for growth.

  • Published In: 2016
    16 pages
    Studies carried out in 2015 - Compendium

    Compendium of studies carried out in 2015 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...

  • Published In: 2016
    50 pages
    The crisis and the evolution of labour relations in the United Kingdom

    Twenty-one months into deep recession a new and untried Coalition government chose deficit reduction and welfare-to-work as its main priorities, confronting the UK’s numerically weakened trade union movement in its public sector heartlands over pensions, pay and jobs.

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    Published In: 2015

    Combatting climate change: putting a price on carbon on the basis of economic and social criteria

    This study was conducted by Syndex at the request of the Workers' Group of the EESC.

  • Published In: 2015
    13 pages
    Studies carried out in 2014 – Compendium

    Compendium of studies carried out in 2014 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...

     

     
     
  • Published In: 2015
    22 pages
    The economic and social situation in Bulgaria

    The social dialogue and industrial relations in Bulgaria are developing in an unfavorable environment. A trend towards decentralisation of collective bargaining and abandoning the practice of extending the branch collective agreements is observed. All these developments are gradually diminishing the collective bargaining coverage.

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    Published In: 2015

    The economic and social situation in Romania

    This study was carried out by Steluța Enache, Co-ordinator of the "Labour Market and Job Quality Observation Office" of the National Trade Union Bloc (BNS) at the request of the workers' group of the EESC.

  • Published In: 2015
    16 pages
    Studies carried out in 2013 - Compendium

    Compendium of studies carried out in 2013 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...

  • Published In: 2015
    85 pages
    Towards an European minimum income

    This study examines whether it would be appropriate to introduce a guaranteed minimum income (GMI) at European level. It begins by describing the features of GMI systems implemented in the Member States for individuals of working age who are fit for work as well as the challenges they encounter and current trends. The study then looks at the legal feasibility of a binding European instrument relating to GMI schemes. A careful analysis both of institutional initiatives (Commission, Council) and of Community legislation shows that Article 153(1)(h) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, on the integration of persons excluded from the labour market, might provide a promising legal basis for future EU initiatives in this area. The financial cost of a revaluation of national GMIs has also been analysed in accordance with various scenarios, taking into account poverty lines and GMI take-up. This cost, estimated at the very least to be EUR 17.2 billion, should be borne by a European social solidarity fund either financed by the European Union or co-financed by the EU and the Member States. Alternative sources of financing are also put forward.

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