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2014
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The following study gives an overview of the current economic and social situation in Austria, with a particular focus on explaining the Austrian labour relations model and the importance of social partnership and its role in developments since the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008-2009.

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2014
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Radical labour market reforms were implemented in Germany between 2002 and 2005, reforms that overturned the received idea that Germany was suffering from "reform paralysis". However, the part of these reforms that specifically concerned labour law was very small; their main purpose was to overhaul the social security and activation system for the unemployed and others of working age who are in need of support in line with a "work first" strategy. These reforms were extremely controversial and changed the party-political landscape in Germany.

05/11/2014

Spain's concerns as regards employment and social policy were discussed in Brussels at the initiative of Paloma Lopez, GUE MEP, who organised a seminar attended by trade union representatives from all the regions of Spain.

06/03/2014 07/03/2014
Extraordinary meeting of the Workers' Group

The Workers' Group organised an extraordinary meeting in Athens on the occasion of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Among the themes discussed were the programme of the Greek presidency and the priorities of the Italian EU presidency that will follow. The second day was devoted to a discussion on the future of the democratic governance of the EU and the social impact of the Troika's role.

03/12/2013

This conference of the Labour Market Observatory was hosted by CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training), in Thessaloniki.

01/07/2013
Statement on the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 27-28 June 2013

The Workers' Group, which met in Vilnius on 1 July 2013, notes that the European Council appears to have decided henceforth to engage with the public in a debate that demonstrates awareness of the situation's severity in Europe.

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