MEPs call for coordinated action against misleading advertising by business directory companies

The European Parliament, further to 400 complaints from small firms across Europe reporting they had been misled into committing themselves to pay for adverts costing 1,000€ per year, has decided to take action on those behaviours. MEPs also call upon the Commission to introduce a blacklist of such misleading practices, and upon victims to report business scams.

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EC improves EGF to help more European workers who lose their jobs

The European Commission moved to help those citizens who lost their jobs as a result of the economic crisis by improving the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). The proposal to revise the EGF aims to bring its operations closer into line with its objective of solidarity towards workers who have lost their jobs, specially in these times of economic crisis. The new proposals will make the EGF a more effective crisis response instrument, helping more people to find their way back into the labour market.

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