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Economic and Monetary Union - 16.11.2013
CEMR reacts to Commission’s Communication on the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary UnionIn this reaction, CEMR supports the Commission’s reinforcement of the social dimension in economic and monetary policies. CEMR calls on the Commission to provide further analysis and clarity on its intentions on strengthening this dimension in the Economic and Monetary Union. The full reaction is available in English.
Health and safety - 30.09.2013This position paper stresses the role of local and national levels when addressing risks related to work and working conditions. Our joint response also provides an overview of the main challenges being faced by the public sector in addressing occupational safety and health (OSH) in the workplace, and calls on the next European Strategy on OSH to address these challenges. Available in English.
State aid - 26.09.2013CEMR has issued a response to the European Commission consultation on the draft EU guidelines on state aid to airports and airlines. CEMR maintains that EU State aid policy should not be a tool to curb regional development and economic growth. The complete publication is available in English.
State aid - 27.08.2013
“A step in the right direction - but further simplification is needed” responds CEMR in its new position paper on the consultation on the General Block Exemption RegulationCEMR has responded to the 1st and 2nd consultation on the General Block Exemption Regulation. We welcome the Commission’s proposal to exempt some services from this requirement – e.g., aid for research and innovation or aid for disadvantaged workers. However, we ask the Commission to also exempt other activities linked to heritage, culture, sport and tourism.
The publication is available in English and French.
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