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European Social Policy and the Nordic Countries

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ISBN13: 9780754621393
ISBN: 0754621391
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The contributions to this volume have been brought together and edited from presentations made to a two-day technical seminar, held in Brussels with the financial and organizational support of the social affairs directorate of the European Commission, on 15th and 16th May 1995. During the course of the seminar, a substantial body of information emerged about the practical workings of regulatory mechanisms within each of the Nordic countries - covering, as well as the three Community Member States of Denmark, Finland and Sweden, also the ""non-members"" Iceland and Norway, with their continuing experience inside the framework created by the arrangements establishing the European Economic Area. Much emerged, too, about the underlying values which have sustained the successful social structures within those Nordic countries, as well as about the challenges which growing European Community influence in the north of the continent is considered to provoke.

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Part 1 The Nordic labour markets and systems of labour law: the Nordic countries and the European Commission's medium-term social policy objectives, Hermann van Zonneveld; the ""Nordic Model"" in a European context, Alan C. Neal; the Danish industrial relations model, Jesper Due, Jorgen Steen Madsen and Carsten Stroby Jensen; the Finnish system of industrial relations and labour law, Niklas Bruun; Icelandic labour law and industrial relations, Sigurdal Lindal; Norwegian labour law and industrial relations, Stein Evju and Lars Holo; labour laws in Sweden - characteristic features in an international perspective, Tore Sigeman.
Part 2 European Union perspectives on the Nordic systems: Nordic labour markets and European social policy -issues for the European Commission, Carlo Savoini; Nordic labour markets and European social policy - a perspective from UNICE, Nils Trampe; Nordic labour markets and European social policy - the ETUC perspective, Jean Lapeyre; Nordic labour markets and European social policy - a comment from the CEEP perspective, Enzo Avanzi; European social policy and the Nordic countries, Alan C. Neal.
Part 3 Selected background documentation: treaty establishing the European Community; protocol on social policy; agreement on social policy; protocol concerning Article 119 of the treaty establishing the European Community; agreement on the European Economic Area; Declaration (No 24) by the Governments of the EFTA States on the Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers; the European Commission's medium-term social action programme.