A draft EU regulation on artificial intelligence risks exclusion of the social partners and lack of compliance with data-protection requirements.
Next year has been designated ‘European Year of Youth’. The Conference on the Future of Europe must hold out a real prospect for young people.
National schemes sparing consumers the worst impact of soaring prices are no substitute for the EU redefining electricity as a public good.
The number of minimum-wage earners has increased across Europe over the last decade—and they are more likely to be women.
A broad definition of the ‘worker’ will be essential to avoid platform companies sustaining false self-employment claims.
The pandemic has highlighted the deficiencies of economic deregulation and market liberalisation and a new policy-making paradigm is emerging.
In demonstrating how some of the world’s most powerful people hide their wealth, the Pandora Papers have exposed the details of a global system.
On World Day of Decent Work, the European Trade Union Confederation puts the spotlight on justice for platform workers.
EU funding of bricks-and-mortar projects in central and eastern Europe hasn’t addressed its human-resources crisis. Could the Recovery and Resilience Facility be a turning point?
As the platforms lose case after case over the designation of ‘contractors’ as workers, they are lobbying at European level to win back control.
The pandemic has barely increased global income inequality—but it has made other inequalities worse.
Adding a ‘social partners option’ to the minimum-wage directive could unblock negotiations while protecting well-functioning collective bargaining systems.
The new EU health-and-safety strategy risks being a missed opportunity to address workplace mental health and wellbeing.
The Ley de Riders, recognising delivery riders as employees, is now a reality. But is it a game-changer?
Post-pandemic recovery and the green transition—and Europe’s competitiveness—depend on investment financed by joint borrowing.
The notion that active-labour-market policies are the solution to unemployment has long been an act of faith. That’s the problem.
Peter Bofinger argues that the ECB strategy review represents a missed opportunity.
The EU directive sanctioning employers for utilising irregular migrants is putting migrant workers who might complain in a Kafkaesque scenario.
Europe’s trade union and Christian business leaders appeal jointly for a new economic and social order after the pandemic.
Implicit in the global ‘race to the bottom’ on corporation tax in recent decades has been that this favours growth. Yet does it?
Convergence of central and eastern-European EU members towards older ones with high minimum wages is much stronger than in the Mediterranean countries.