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12/09/14 - Further economic sanctions on Russia

The EU took new sanctions targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with Russia. They will enter into force on 12 September.  In view of the gravity of the situation on the ground in Eastern Ukraine, the Council decided to reinforce the measures adopted on 31 July against Russia.

Commissioner Andor interviewed about G20 Employment Ministers' meeting

11/09/14 - Commissioner Andor interviewed about G20 Employment Ministers' meeting

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, László Andor, represented the EU at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' meeting in Melbourne on 10 and 11 September 2014.  He was interviewed  for "The World Today" on ABC Radio National, saying "we'll ensure that young people are not allowed to remain umemployed for longer than four months but they would get a quality offer a job apprecenticeship, a traineeship, or for a learning opportunity".