Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine: Four Political Parties to Enter the New Parliament

Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine: Four Political Parties to Enter the New Parliament

The survey conducted on July 8-10, 2019 showed that the new Ukrainian parliament would consist of the following political parties: “Sluga Narodu” Party led by Dmytro Razumkov and backed by the newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy (40.3%), “Opposition Platform – Za Zhittya” led by Yuriy Boyko, Vadim Rabinovich, and Viktor Medvedchuk (15.0%), the “European Solidarnist” Party of the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko (7.9%), and the “Batkivschyna” Party of Yulia Tymoshenko (5.8%). The other parties so far do not have enough public support to enter the next…

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Digitalisation is a threat as much as an opportunity for workers, experts say

Digitalisation is a threat as much as an opportunity for workers, experts say

While digitalisation offers more flexible forms of work, it can also be a threat to well-being and encroach on work-life balance, policymakers warned during an event organised by EURACTIV. Parental care is often the first thing that comes to mind when talking about better work-life balance. And digitalisation can certainly ease the process. “Digitalisation is a great opportunity for all of those who want a different working arrangement,” said Katarina Ivankovic-Kneževic, Director for Social Affairs at the European Commission. The work-life balance directive entered into force on 1 July. But…

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Croatia launches bid to join euro waiting room

Croatia launches bid to join euro waiting room

Croatia launched Thursday (4 July) a bid to join Europe’s Exchange Rate Mechanism II, the two-year waiting room for eurozone candidates which pegs their currencies to the euro, the national bank said. Zagreb hopes to join the ERM II mechanism in mid-2020 and could adopt the euro three years later at the earliest. A letter of intent to join the mechanism sent to the eurozone countries and EU institutions, signed by Finance Minister Zdravko Maric and HNB government Boris Vujcic, was accompanied by a plan for reforms Croatia will undertake…

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