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New Juncker Commission – Excitement, Opportunities, Threats
The Tweet of Martin Selmayr, head of the transition cabinet of Commission President-elect Juncker, on Monday evening indicating that there will be surprises in the attribution of portfolios to the Commissioners designated by the Member States, was promising and exciting. As a result, so many people wanted to witness the live broadcasted press conference of Juncker that the Commission server had difficulties yesterday midday.
The OECD published this year’s Education at a Glance today, a publication providing recent statistics on education systems, their structures and financing in OECD countries around the world. The publication gathers information on formal education from early childhood to adult learning.
New Commission – New Game?
If the leaked list of yesterday is not mere fiction, we are not the only ones who should feel concerned. How does this list match the commitments made by Commission President Juncker in his speech to the European Parliament in Strasburg before his election (you can read the guidelines here). There is a French saying “Promises only bind those who believe in them”, but in this case those promises were made to the democratically elected European institution which is the European Parliament.
Negotiating Improvements for working carers of adults (NICA)
SOLIDAR member GFTU and other trade unions, labour movements and academic partners of the project NICA met in Sofia, Bulgaria for a project consortium meeting hosted by our Bulgarian partner the Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy (BILSP) to make an evaluation of the work done so far and to discuss the organisation of the final conference that will be carried out by SOLIDAR.