European Council adopts 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework
24 October 2014   At yesterday’s European Council meeting, the EU Heads of State and governments agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union. IndustriAll Europe generally agrees with the goals to combat climate change but is concerned about the lack of binding national targets and failure to address several very important issues. read more

Industrial Policy Energy 

Alstom's European Works Forum takes stance on ongoing sale
23 October 2014   The discussions between General Electric and Alstom for the sale of Alstom’s power division to GE continue. In this framework, we are coming to the end of the information and consultation period (28th October) of the Alstom European Work Council (EWF). Earlier, the EWF and Alstom had concluded an agreement about what information was required. However, the EWF must now conclude that, to date, not all of that information has been received, which makes reaching a conclusion very difficult, if not impossible. IndustriAll Europe fully supports the EWF in its demands to receive all of this information, as well as social safeguards for the employees concerned. read more

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industriAll Europe urges the new Commission to deliver on the promised social Europe
22 October 2014   industriAll Europe welcomes the new European Commission that was voted in today by a broad majority of the European Parliament. In his speech to the Parliament ahead of the vote, the European Commission’s President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker (EPP, LU) promised to strengthen the social dimension of Europe, saying that he wanted a “triple A rating for European Social standards”. read more


Sweden: Stefan Löfven will work for Social Progress
17 October 2014   The new government of Sweden, led by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven from the Social Democratic Party and former President of IF Metall, took office on the 3rd of October. Of the ministers in the government, 18 are from the Social Democratic party and 6 from the Green Party. It is a minority government and it will have to seek broad support in the Parliament, both from the left and the right. The statement of government policy announced by the Prime Minister on 3 October, outlines the government’s political will and orientation. Main focus is on jobs, school and welfare. read more

Regions Nordic Baltic region Affiliates' news 


Acciai Speciali Terni : Message of Solidarity to Italian Trade Unions
16 October 2014   IndustriAll Europe supports the general strike of October 17th and the fight of the Italian unions against the drastic cost cutting plan presented by the ThyssenKrupp management that re-acquired the Terni site after the intervention of the European antitrust authorities. This plan is totally unacceptable. It will jeopardise the industrial future of the biggest stainless steel producing site in the EU and will have drastic repercussions, both on direct and indirect employment. read more

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