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ETUI Monthly forum - The Spirit Level. Why Equality is Better for Everyone

28 Sep 2010, ETUI, Brussels

Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology Richard Wilkinson will be guest speaker at the next ETUI Monthly Forum which will take place on 28 September. He will present his provocative book The Spirit Level which provides hard evidence to show how almost everything - from life expectancy to mental illness, violence to illiteracy - is affected not by how wealthy a society is but by how equal it is. Discussants will be Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) and John Monks, ETUC General Secretary.

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Europe 2020 – a new strategy for Europe?

14 Sep - 15 Sep 2010, Brussels

This year’s European Panel conference, organized by the Hans-Böckler and Friedrich-Ebert Foundations and the ETUI in cooperation with the German and European Trade Union Confederations will take place on 14 and 15 September in Hotel Radisson Blu Royal in Brussels.

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Launch of "Social developments in the European Union 2009" and conference

19 May 2010, Brussels

2009 began amidst one of the worst economic crises experienced in Europe for 80 years. The credit crunch of autumn 2008 sent the real economy into freefall in most of the European Union Member States and led to restructuring measures, bankruptcies, redundancies and unemployment. Recovery plans, both national and European, were in place throughout the year in an effort to limit the damage. But this sequence of events will weigh heavily on the public finances of EU countries for years to come, having already resulted in fiscal restraint.

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