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Competition policy is an important part of economic policy. In an economic system based on a market economy, competition policy has to determine the conditions for a competitive framework which ensure that competition between economic players functions and anti-competitive behaviour is stopped and penalised.

 

 

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Helmut Gahleitner

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Ulrike Ginner

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The challenges of digital change for trade unions were the topic of an event organised by AK EUROPA and the ÖGB Europabüro on 24 April 2019. Agnes Streissler-Führer and Esther Lynch discussed the subject “Trade unions: Fit for the digital world?” and described possibilities of how digitalisation could be shaped socially.

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ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation and AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour would like to cordially invite you to our joint event:


Trade unions: Fit for the digital world?  

A discussion with Agnes Streissler-Führer and Esther Lynch on how trade unions themselves could tackle the digital challenge

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Virtually all sectors, institutions and digital users are affected by the innovative commercial potential of big data. Over time vast amounts of object data will become available for marketing and academic research, as well as purposes such as government planning and oversight, and will no longer need to be laboriously collected. By analysing user behaviour, standardised products, services and even prices can be customised.

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Daniela Zimmer

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On April 8th 2019, the European Commission published a strategy on further developments in the Artificial Intelligence sector. The Commission emphasises that ethical and legal issues will be the focus of further research and development in order to create a technology, which enjoys the trust of people.

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We would like to draw your attention to the release of the first issue of Policy Brief, AK EUROPA‘s new format. The objective of our Policy Briefs will be to summarize new developments in the world of work in a short and concise manner, to present key findings and expose areas where political action is required, focusing especially on the EU level.

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Fridolin Herkommer

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For years, precarious work has been on the increase in Europe. However, with its proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions, the EU Commission too is pursuing the target to combat the phenomenon of precarious work. However, this would have to be accompanied by redefining the concept of ‘worker’ in EU law in order to be able to cover all working models.

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There is no doubt that the digital transformation means change for workers, employers, consumers, in short: for the whole of society in Europe. Therefore it is necessary to act on a European level and to use suitable means to ensure that the digital trans

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Michael Heiling

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In a hearing this week (14th May 2018), the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs dealt with the subject of digitalisation and the consequences for labour markets and social security systems. The presentation included several current studies and thematically relevant works.