Legally binding social progress clause required in existing EU treaties

"Workers across Europe have a right to decent work, to equality. They have a right to organise, agitate, and campaign to improve their lot at work. They have a rightful expectation that the law should recognise and vindicate these rights", said Irish GUE/NGL MEP Mary Lou McDonald during a debate in the European Parliament this morning.

European forestry owners say “choose sustainable timber to tackle climate change”

At the beginning of first ever European Forestry Week, the European forest owners’ organisations call on decision makers, business leaders and the public to recognise forestry as a key sector in combating climate change.

EurActiv on EuroNews

As from Oct.20, EurActiv will be running an advertising spot on EuroNews TV.
The spot shows EurActiv as leading online media reporting on EU news and policy positions, trusted by 505.000 professional users in EU member states and Brussels.

The campaign spots will run 9 times a week during 6 weeks in 2008. The campaigns wants to strengthen EurActiv’s prominent position throughout Europe, thanks to its cross lingual network.



Oracle Increases Involvement in EU-Funded Research and Innovation

In its 2002 Lisbon Agenda the European Union set out its goal of making Europe "the most dynamic competitive knowledge-based economy in the world". Oracle is deeply committed to supporting this goal, reflected in its significant and widespread contributions to the EU’s new Seventh Framework Programme initiatives .

As a major industry player and employer in Europe, Oracle has always been committed to helping the EU achieve its stated goal of making Europe the most dynamic, competitive, knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010.

Conference of Presidents calls on Belarus to lift entry ban on EU politicians

The European Parliament Conference of Presidents has called on the authorities of Belarus to lift their entry ban on EU politicians. The leaders of the European Parliament's political groups demanded on Thursday that Belarus reciprocate the Council's decision earlier this week to lift travel restrictions imposed on certain leading Belarusian politicians for a trial period of six months.

Civil society connecting the EU and neighbouring countries

29-30 September 2008, Zadar, Croatia : European Citizen Action Service jointly with the National Foundation for Civil Society Development and Impact – European Centre for Cross-Sector Partnership held an international conference in Zadar, Croatia, which focused on the development of civil society organisations in the Western Balkans (WB) and Eastern European countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

ESA - European Society of Anaesthesiology

The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) resulted from the amalgamation of the former European Society of Anaesthesiologists (ESA), the European Academy of Anaesthesiology (EAA) and the Confederation of European National Societies of Anaesthesiologists (CENSA) and holds the most prominent position in the community of anaesthesiologists in Europe and elsewhere. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, a Council and the General Assembly. The Council is elected by Active members of the Society from each European country with a minimum of 25 Active members.

Caritas Europa reaches out to French EU Presidency on development and humanitarian issues

A global crisis affecting millions of people reveals urgent need for action

Bayer AG

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials.


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