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Latest addition – Friday 15 May 2009.
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19 January 2009, by Surano Laura,
Vernimmen-Van Tiggelen Gisèle
Already mentioned by the Commission in its Communication on the implementation of the Hague Programme in June 2006, the purpose of the study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the horizontal problems encountered in the implementation of the principle of mutual recognition in criminal matters.
24 December 2008, by Eurostat
This pocketbook provides a comprehensive picture of the current living conditions in the Member States and the Candidate Countries of the European Union, as well as in the EFTA States. For the first time in this publication some data is presented concerning the potential candidate countries of the European Union.
10 December 2008, by Bispinck Reinhard
The introduction to this book on the former director of the scientifical foundation of the german unions (WSI), Dr. Victor Agartz, underlines that there is a intellectual tradition within unionism focussed on democratical control of the economy and the concept of offensive wage rising.
10 December 2008, by Opielka Michael
The essay examines the german workfare legislation (Hartz) within the frame of the EU flexicurity program. The article underlines critically the negative effects on precarious publics and groups, such as single women, unskilled unemployed, etc. and discusses the wider, political sociology of the reform program. Yhe author suggests to define new legal standards concerning precarious labour conditions.
9 décembre 2008, par European Council
Le Conseil a adopté aujourd’hui l’action commune concernant l’opération militaire de l’Union européenne en vue d’une contribution à la dissuasion, à la prévention et à la répression des actes de piraterie et de vols à main armée au large des côtes de la Somalie (13989/08).
19 November 2008, by Bellanova Rocco
Recent years have been marked by a growing demand of personal data for public security purposes. Access and protection of those data are climbing the transatlantic political agenda. They have raised tensions and fostered forms of cooperation. The possible conclusion of an international binding agreement on a common transatlantic framework on data protection would be a further and crucial step ahead. The scope of this study is to pave the way for launching a parliamentary debate on those issues.
18 November 2008, by Weinbach Heike
The author’s purposal is to confront two main traditions within the german culture, the concept of social justice versus the «social coldness». Therefore, she sketches a history of these phenomena and shows the philosophical roots of the problem. Another aspect of her argumentation is the analysis of social movements and public policies in Germany.
10 November 2008, by Ahlers Elke,
Oez Fikret ,
The discussion paper examines the social effects of globalisation. AEG and Continental are just two recent examples for companies that work profitably at their German locations, though production lines are being closed in Germany and moved to cheaper locations abroad.
10 November 2008, by Tangian Andranik
The Fourth European Working Conditions Survey (European Foundation 2007) is used to investigate the readiness of Europe to flexicurity labour market reforms proposed by the European Commission. For this purpose, composite indicators of flexibility, precariousness and decentness of work are constructed with the OECD and the scientifical institute of the german unions HBS (Hans Boeckler Stiftung).
4 November 2008, by Hammarberg Thomas
I have observed with increasing concern a trend to criminalize the irregular entry and presence of migrants as part of a policy of ‘migration management’. Such a method of controlling international movement corrodes established international law principles. It also causes many human tragedies without achieving its purpose of genuine control.