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This paper explains the technology of RFID chip implants; explores current applications, and considers legal, ethical, health, and security issues relating to their potential use in the workplace. The study was commissioned by Policy Department A for the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL).

This note, prepared by Policy Department A for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, summarises the background on the discussion of the posting of workers phenomenon, and introduces the focus and the key findings of the recent study "Posting of Workers Directive – Current Situation and Challenges". It then lists the key recommendations of the study to give the interested audience a quick overview on the main findings of the study.

This European Implementation Assessment aims to provide a detailed overview of a range of official reports and evaluations concerning the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) between 2007 and 2014, namely the Commission's Annual Reports from 2008 through to 2012 on the activities of the EGF, the Report from the Commission on the activities of the EGF in 2013 and 2014, the mid-term review of 2011 and the final ex-post evaluation of the EGF in 2015. For this exercise, the analysis also draws ...

The European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs requested a workshop on "Evolution of Collective Bargaining in Troika Programme and Post-Programme Member States", which was held in the European Parliament in Brussels on 18 February 2016. The workshop is connected to the EMPL Committee's ongoing work on monitoring the implementation of labour market and social reforms foreseen by the Memorandum of Understanding with Greece and its interest in following up the findings of the EP ...

At the 18-19 February 2016 meeting of the European Council, EU Heads of State or Government will focus on two main issues: the renegotiation of the United Kingdom's membership of the EU and the migration crisis. With the aim of reaching an agreement at this European Council meeting, Heads of States or Government will discuss the proposal for a new settlement between the UK and the EU, put forward by European Council President Donald Tusk on 2 February 2016. Regarding the migration crisis, the European ...

In 2014, 3.1 per cent (around 8.1 million) of the European labour force was economically active in another Member State. In Annex I to its annual Work Program 2015 (CWP 2015), the European Commission announced that in order to enhance a deeper and fairer internal market with a strengthened industrial base it will submit the Labour Mobility package. While aiming at supporting labour mobility, this package tackles three substantial issues: 1) A better coordination of social security systems, 2) A ...

This study, prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), analyses the possibility and challenges of defining a monitoring and evaluation system to measure the economic and regulatory performance of the Single Market, to be used in the context of the European Semester exercise. Based upon their research, the authors conclude that an integrated measurement system can be devised to perform this function, by combining different methodologies ...

Non-discrimination is a prerequisite in order to effectively guarantee the right of free movement of workers. Although EU legislation is in place, statistics indicate that migrant workers (EU nationals and non-EU nationals) are being discriminated against in the EU labour market. This note, produced at the request of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, discusses the legal framework protecting migrant workers against discrimination. It presents a summary of the impact of the economic crisis ...

EU car industry

Briefing 30-09-2013

This document aims to provide a picture of the EU car industry, in particular by looking at car production trends since 2000, at the number of enterprises and the turnover they generated in 2011, and at certain specific developments in the years 2008 to 2011. We learn that the sector employs more than 2 million persons. In 2011, despite the recovery being reflected in a 5% increase in 2011 EU aggregate turnover relative to that of 2008, enterprises manufacturing parts and accessories for motor vehicles ...

Perhaps one of the single greatest successes of the European Union is the creation of an area without borders in which people, goods and services move freely. In 2010 alone, there were almost 11 million citizens living in another Member State.ont.s