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7 April 2006
Lithuania: industry revolution in 2007-2013
Lithuanian Minister of Economy, Mr. Kestutis Dauksys, prognosticates revolution in national industry’s structure in year 2007-2013, supported by EU Structural and Cohesion funds financial recourse assigned for the state. (Ref. 06337)
6 April 2006
France: the affiliation with the paid holiday insurance scheme of the construction & engineering sector is binding to the employer even if the headquarters are abroad
Enforcing the European law, the Supreme Court of appeals pronounced a judgment in respect of the employee’s protection, which concerns the obligation for a foreign company to contribute to the paid-leave insurance scheme of the construction & engineering sector for its employees working on the French territory. (Ref. 06333)
5 April 2006
Belgium: entry into force of the new regulations applying to restructurings
A Royal Decree of March 9, 2006 concerning “the active management of the restructurings” came into effect on April 1, 2006 and applies to the collective redundancies which will be announced starting from this date. From now on, the employers who carry out a collective redundancy and resort to early retirement schemes, must create a redeployment unit. (Ref. 06328)
5 April 2006
Great Britain : The pensions reform is getting started
The retirement commission, created in 2002 by the British Government made public last April 5th – in its third and last report – its final reform proposals. Those confirm the previous recommandations and revive the anger of the employers. (Ref. 06332)
5 April 2006
Netherlands: a paternity leave to take over from the mothers
On March 30th, the Parliament discussed the possibility, for the fathers, to relieve the mothers during their maternity leave, if they wish to go back to work before the deadline of 10 weeks term minimum after the childbirth. (Ref. 06327)
5 April 2006
Commission presents its amended proposal on Services Directive
The European Commission has adopted an amended proposal for a Directive on services which respects the compromise reached by the European Parliament. The Council, much more divided over the Parliament’s amendments, will discuss this proposal. (Ref. 06330)