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These publications detail the results of internal research projects as well as the activities that have been undertaken by different external research networks; in some cases they are annual publications on specific issues.

Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2017

Bart Vanhercke, Sebastiano Sabato and Denis Bouget 


The 18th edition of Social policy in the European Union: state of play reports on recent European Union (EU) and national social policymaking, with contributions from leading scholars pointing at attempts to move out of the multiple crises hitting the European Union since 2008.

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Building the European Federation of Public Service Unions: the history of EPSU (1978-2016)

Carola Fischbach-Pyttel


The European Federation of Public Service Unions will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018. It is better known as ‘EPSU’ (the ‘European Public Services Union’), a change of name made in November 2015 that represents both the organisation’s mission statement and a key future ambition.
This book retraces the development of EPSU, beginning with its early days as the European Public Services Committee (EPSC).

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  • Unemployment, internal devaluation and labour market deregulation in Europe

    Martin Myant, Sotiria Theodoropoulou, Agnieszka Piasna (ETUI)

    Unemployment rates in the EU rose after the economic crisis of 2008, passing 10% in 2012, but with big variations between countries. The worst afflicted had been subject to so-called policies of internal devaluation, aimed at curing unemployment by reducing wage costs. This book provides a comparative study of countries that to varying degrees followed that road (Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland) set against others that did not (Germany, UK, Poland).