2013 European Consumer Day: EESC stressed that confidence and choice are needed to strengthen Single Market

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) stressed at the European Consumer Day celebrated on 14 March 2013, that increased consumer confidence and empowerment can help boost the Single Market. It also underlined that there can be no compromise on consumer product safety.

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€227 millions in Marie Curie research grants to experienced researchers

The European Commission published three calls for proposals that inviting bids for the final tranche of Marie Curie fellowship grants, and to support the mobility of researchers within and beyond Europe - as well as helping to attract the best foreign researchers to work in the EU. The application process runs until 14 August 2013.

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New High Level Group established to examine the challenges facing the business services in the single market

The European Commission announced the creation of a new High Level Group (HLG) to examine the challenges facing the business services sector and the obstacles to a well-functioning single market in this field.

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Tripartite Social Summit focused on collective efforts to ensure a sustainable recovery to restore jobs and growth

How to better involve workers' and employers' representatives in the governance of the EU and in particular, the Economic Monetary Union (EMU), was at the centre of the debate held with the occasion of the Tripartite Social Summit celebrated ahead of the European Council meeting.

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President of the European Council confirms that fighting against unemployment is part of the EU economic strategy

Following the first evening of the Spring European Council, Herman Van Rompuy highlighted that EU leaders agreed that the only way out of the crisis is to keep tackling its root causes. They also reconfirmed the EU economic strategy which has four strands: Restoring financial stability, and maintaining it; Ensuring sound public finances, structurally sound; Urgently fighting unemployment; And reforming for long-term growth and competitiveness.

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