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15/06/2018
Hearing live-in care Poland
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Reference number: 32/2018

The EESC held the fourth of its Going Local meetings on the live-in care sector in the EU, this time in Poland. The country provides much of the sector's workforce in western EU Member States, but has itself started to face a serious shortage of qualified carers in recent years

21/09/2017
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45/2017

Wenige Wochen vor der Abstimmung der Europäischen Kommission über eine Verlängerung der Glyphosat-Zulassung um zehn Jahre bot der Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss (EWSA) auf seiner Plenartagung am Mittwoch eine Gelegenheit, über dieses Thema zu diskutieren. David Schwartz von WeMove.org und Herman van Bekkem von Greenpeace waren eingeladen, um die Ziele der von ihnen angeregten Europäischen Bürgerinitiative (EBI) zu erläutern.

16/06/2017
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31/2017

The successful experience of Estonia with E-government as well as questions concerning cybersecurity were discussed during the EESC conference on the “Future development of E-government in the EU” held in Tallinn. The EESC hosted a debate on the priorities of the incoming Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU which have as an overarching goal to improve the ...

21/09/2016
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55/2016

The EESC has adopted an opinion on the rights of live-in care workers. It urges policy-makers to fully recognise their contribution to long-term care, to treat them in a similar way to other care providers and to regularise the status of undocumented workers. An ageing population and cuts in public-sector spending have created a shortfall in the ...