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Contributors : Béla Galgóczi, Aline Hoffmann, Maria Jepsen, Torsten Müller, Martin Myant, Agnies... 11/2017

This timely new publication revisits the Social Scoreboard published by the European Commission (EC) on the 26th of April 2017.

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Edited by Béla Galgóczi (ETUI) and Jan Drahokoupil (ETUI) 10/2017

This book focuses on the economic factors which have impacted on the low-wage economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), over the past twenty years. In this period CEE economies were mostly driven by low-wage based foreign direct investment (FDI).

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Zane Rasnača 10/2017

This working paper explores whether or not the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), an initiative that has been called ‘the last chance for social Europe’, will succeed in filling in the gaps when it comes to making social policy at the EU level. More specifically, it assesses the EPSR’s potential impact on the policy-making process at the EU level.

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Edited by Jan Drahokoupil 08/2017

Chinese investment in Europe

China’s global outward foreign direct investment (FDI) has increased substantially over the last decade, with Europe as a key destination. The upsurge in Chinese outward FDI indicates a rebalancing of global political-economic relations, with China and its companies acquiring new roles and gaining economic power. Bringing together research on the rise of Chinese multinational companies and their activities in Europe, this book focuse...

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Aïda Ponce Del Castillo 10/2017

This paper discusses the European Parliament’s Resolution of 16 February 2017 with recommendations to the Commission on Civil Law Rules on Robotics (European Parliament 2017). It provides a brief summary of the content of the Resolution and looks at its basic principles and raison d’être.

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Jan Drahokoupil (ETUI) and Agnieszka Piasna (ETUI) 09/2017

This working paper investigates wage differences across Europe. It estimates to what extent wage gaps in average wages observed between countries are related to differences in workforce composition, in workplaces, as well as the types of jobs conducted in different countries. This report also assesses the observed differences in returns on endowments by identifying which sectors and occupational groups contribute most to the wage gap...

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Start of a new edition of ETUI course for young trade union leaders

21 November 2017

A new edition of the ETUI course “European training for young trade union leaders" took place in Bratislava on 10-14 October.

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The European Pillar of Social Rights in historical perspective

16 November 2017

In the run to the special ‘Social Summit’ due to be held in Gothenburg tomorrow, where details of the European Pillar of Social Rights are expected to be announced, read hereunder the blog article by ETUI General Director Philippe Pochet calling the EU to rebalance social and economic concerns by mounting an ambitious social programme.

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The ETUI is looking for a researcher on ergonomics and working conditions

16 November 2017

The ETUI is currently looking for a a researcher on ergonomics and working conditions to work in a team of around 7 researchers that covers a broad spectrum of occupational health and safety and working conditions issues from a European perspective.

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Occupational cancers in the European Union cost €270-610 billion each year

13 November 2017

On Tuesday 14 November, at the ‘Work and Cancer’ conference in Brussels, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) will present the results of a study on the costs of work-related cancer in the European Union. The cost is immense: between €270 and €610 billion each year, which represents 1.8% to 4.1% of the gross domestic product of the European Union.

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Countdown to the EU Social Summit – 10 days on the road to Gothenburg – New EU Laws

13 November 2017

The proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), which is due to be proclaimed in Gothenburg, on the 17th of November, is not legally binding in itself.

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The Grigor Gradev Scholarship: Call for Applications - 2018

13 November 2017

One year ago our former colleague Grigor Gradev passed away. To keep the memory of Grigor and to continue his work, the ETUC and the ITUC have set up a scholarship with the ETUI to promote the thinking behind promoting workers’ rights and dignity in a Europe in circumstances of deep transformation and dire economic conditions. The three-month scholarship is aimed at young researchers who specialise in labour relations studies and who have a concrete research project focused on Central and Eastern Europe, the South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus or Central Asia on issues that refer to to improving workers’ rights and dignity.

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Countdown to the EU Social Summit – 10 days on the road to Gothenburg

9 November 2017

The European Pillar of Social Rights (ESPR) is expected to be proclaimed at the EU Social Summit taking place in Gothenburg on the 17th of November.

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The European Trade Union Institute is the independent research and training centre of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) which itself affiliates European trade unions into a single European umbrella organisation. The ETUI places its expertise – acquired in particular in the context of its links with universities, academic and expert networks – in the service of workers’ interests at European level and of the strengthening of the social dimension of the European Union. Read more

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