The minimum interprofessional wage will rise by 80 euros per month by 2023. "A very positive development, although several factors cast a shadow over this news," explains USO Secretary General Joaquín Pérez.
The Commission publishes its initiative to strengthen social dialogue in the EU. The instruments chosen might have no real teeth. However, the initiative includes some potentially interesting elements.
On 1 January, Sweden took over the torch from Czech Republic and will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months. The country holding the presidency chairs all the Council meetings during six months. This in turn gives it a strategic agenda-setting power on EU legislation.