Friday

15th Dec 2017

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Unpaid interns take legal action against Belgium

On behalf of unpaid interns, the European Youth Forum filed on Friday a collective legal complaint against Belgium, which has the highest percentage of unpaid interns in the EU. Only 1 in 5 (18%) are being paid for work, the organisation estimates, saying the practise in illegal under the European Social Charter. "Unpaid internships must be banned once and for all," said Zuzana Vaneckova from the European Youth Forum.

Showdown EU vote on asylum looking likely for next June

Divisions on relocating asylum seekers remain entrenched following an EU summit. The east-west divide opens up the possibility of relying on a majority vote for a key asylum in June, further exacerbating disputes among opposing capitals.

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