In June, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a hearing focusing on combating discrimination in the employment and recruitment of Roma, which revealed that the current strategies for fostering their inclusion in the labour market were largely failing.
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Remiantis nauju, Europos ekonomikos ir socialinių reikalų komiteto užsakymu atliktu tyrimu, tarpvalstybinės paslaugos kuria naujas darbo vietas ir skatina ekonomikos augimą. Jos daro teigiamą poveikį visoms ES šalims ir skirtingoms darbo vietoms – tiek imlioms darbo jėgai, tiek žinioms. Ši studija patvirtina, kad ES ekonomikai naudinga vengti griežto reguliavimo tarpvalstybinių paslaugų vidaus rinkoje. Tarpvalstybinių paslaugų daliai sumažėjus 1 proc. ES ekonomika prarastų apie 8 milijardus EUR.
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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
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