MEPs explore closer cooperation with Cedefop

Ideas for closer cooperation between Cedefop and the European Parliament, as well as national representations, were explored during a two-day visit (10-11 February) to the EU agency of a delegation of the parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL). MEPs Kostadinka Kuneva from Greece and Jutta Steinruck from Germany (committee members), and Pieter Rook of the Committee Secretariat had meetings with Cedefop Director James Calleja, Deputy Director Mara Brugia, heads of departments and several experts who presented the agency’s work. Both MEPs mentioned ...

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“Solidarity to Greece”

GUE/NGL MEPs showed their solidarity towards the Greek people and the Greek government on Wednesday (1.7.2015) during the negotiations of the country with the Institutions. They held banners reading: "Solidarity with Greece" , "No to Austerity" as well as Greek flags. Within the video there are messages from 11 MEPs. Below the MEPs: Gabi Zimmer - President of GUE/NGL, Die Linke Martina Anderson - Sinn Fein Barbara Spinelli - Independent Josu Juaristi - Eh Bildu Luke 'Ming' Flanagan – Independent Fabio de Masi - Die Linke Marina Albiol - Izquierda Plural M...

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When competitiveness undermines cohesion: employment and social welfare in the spectrum of the Agenda 2020

When the goal of competitiveness, as put it on the EU Agenda 2020 is central and supplants the need for employment and social welfare, there are prospects for European society and job creation; This question is addressed on the agenda of the MEP SYRIZA, Ms K. Kuneva as coordinator in session conducted by political group in the European Parliament, GUE / NGL in central hotel in Athens. This question called to respond, firstly, the two main speakers, the Greek Deputy Minister of Labour, Social Security and Welfare, Ms. Rania Antonopoulou and MEP of GUE/NGL Rina Kari, ...

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