stresses the positive effects PPPs can have: "Performance management frameworks based on payment for results' can achieve value for money gains by creating a sharper focus on risk management and accountability.
supports the use of "framework Directives, setting the general principles for harmonization but leaving the final choice for implementation to Member States.
In the first half of 2003, Europe failed to be its own growth engine," said UNICE
has repeatedly signalled its opposition to a kerosene tax, arguing that it lacks all justification in terms both of transport and environment policy: air transport already covers its costs through direct user charges.
ETUC deplores attempts by UNICE
to block publication of the Green Paper.
, the Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe, has indicated that it stands ready to play its part in implementing the commitments made in Kyoto in December 1997 to reduce greenhouse gases, but insists that industry must be fully involved in procedural discussions.
This latest postponement is in response to a request from the European employers' association UNICE
expressed fears that control mechanisms are lacking and not preventing abuse.
In a solemn declaration issued in Paris on 7 April, UNICE
called for the re-launch of the European project insisting "Enlargement is an opportunity not a threat", and "the European social model needs to be modernised to be preserved".
European employers' lobby UNICE
has voiced doubts about plans to introduce an EU green card' to bring in more non-EU national economic migrants.
Ernest-Antoine Seilliere and Candido Mendez, the Presidents of the European employers' organisation UNICE
and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), were able to attend the first formal meeting of the European Council alongside European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.
feels the report itself might be improved, notably through practical examples corresponding to real-life situations, it broadly shares the Commission's opinion (not addressing the case of freelance workers, leaving the definition of work and the issue of the liability of initiators to the national level, not setting a duration for secondment,.