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The challenge of integrating refugees into host countries’ labour markets

The challenge of integrating refugees into host countries’ labour markets
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In analysing the socio-economic impact of this enormous inflow of persons seeking asylum in the EU, the process of integration has emerged as a key factor, which is essential for achieving the desirable level of economic growth and social stability. This means that the overall impact of the refugee crisis on European societies will be […]

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Less employment protection, more jobs?

Less employment protection, more jobs?
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The OECD Employment Outlook 2016, which was published on 7 July 2016, provides an  in-depth review of recent labor market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries. The findings of this 2016 edition on the effects of the implemented structural reforms in employment – aiming in loosening protection in order to enhance the flexibility of […]

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The European Pillar of Social Rights: towards a fairer Europe?

The European Pillar of Social Rights: towards a fairer Europe?
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The development of the European Pillar of Social Rights comes as a reaction to the far-reaching social consequences of the profound economic crisis of recent years. Cutbacks in the field of social protection, imposed on member states under the existing rules of fiscal discipline, have intensified the corrosion of the ‘European social model’, while high […]

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