Tuesday, August 17, 2021
The Polish government has unveiled plans for a new child benefit scheme. It hopes that the policy will provide an “incentive to have more children”, who will “create the future of our nation”. Under the “Family Welfare Capital” scheme approved by the...
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
About one in three or 33.4 per cent of working Cypriots received support from special schemes to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the second highest rate in the EU 27 and nearly double the EU 27 average of 1.5 per cent, Labour Minister Zeta...
Asia, Cyprus, Europe, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Wales has become the latest country to explore the idea of a universal basic income, which gives every adult a fixed amount of money, regardless of their employment status. Announcing plans for a pilot scheme was a bold move by the first...
Africa, Kenya, America, Canada, United States, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, we have seen some remarkable developments in the fight for the labor rights of essential workers. This is in no small part related to the fact that many of us have finally understood and recognized...
Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, America, Chile, United States, Asia, Thailand, Europe, Poland
Friday, April 30, 2021
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Nine months after European leaders agreed the European Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) of €672.5...
Europe, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
While globalisation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution have benefited the world greatly, it has a number of far-reaching consequences that include exacerbating inequalities across societies, with inequality rising even in some countries where economic...
Armenia, Georgia, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Asia, Europe
Friday, November 29, 2019
BLOG: Employers and employees make social security contributions at different rates across eastern Europe, presenting coordination challenges for multinationals. A previous article discussed social security contributions in the Americas. This...
Europe, Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland
Monday, October 14, 2019
BLOG: Poland’s family allowance is not unique in Europe, but it represents a qualitative shift from the country’s welfare regime after the collapse of Communism, when the country rapidly transitioned to a market economy, dismantling public services that...
Monday, April 29, 2019
OPINION: Recently announced reforms to Poland’s pension system are just the latest in a long line of changes made over the past eight years. Unfortunately, the majority of these have been motivated by short-term goals (either fiscal or political),...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Belarus and Poland signed a social security agreement during an official visit of a Belarusian parliamentary delegation headed by Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich to Warsaw, BelTA learned from the Labor and Social Security...