INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 14 Dec 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# SINGLE MARKET: 

  • EU agrees to make parcel delivery more affordable +++ 
  • EU Commission Q&A: Cross-border parcel delivery - What is changing? +++ 
  • EVP: Bekämpfung von überhöhten Paketpreisen im Binnenmarkt +++ 
  • E-commerce in EU enterprises - 1 in 6 EU businesses sold on the web in 2016 - Some difficulties still hinder cross-border sales 

# SKILLS AGENDA: 

  • EU Commission welcomes agreement by EU Parliament and EU Council on its proposal to make people's skills and qualifications more visible +++ 
  • Improving skills would boost growth and job creation in France, says OECD 

# EMPLOYMENT

  • ILO General Principles on Fair Recruitment

# COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

  • IMF Working Paper No. 17/275 : Collective Bargaining Through the Magnifying Glass : A Comparison Between the Netherlands and Portugal

# INDICATORS

  • Consumption per capita in purchasing power standards in 2016: Consumption per capita varied between 53% and 132% of the EU average
  • G20 GDP growth steady at 1.0% in third quarter of 2017

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 1 - 109 - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council introducing a European services e-card and related administrative facilities - PE 615.319v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Amendments 1 - 136 - Directive of the European parliament and of the Council on the legal and operational framework of the European services e-card introduced by Regulation ....[ESC regulation].... - PE 615.310v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs


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