EU foreign service admonished over unpaid interns

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17 February 2017 19:34:55 The Daily Star >> News

The European Union should start paying all its trainees at delegations abroad, the European Ombudsman said Friday, judging that the current practice of unpaid internships unfairly favoured a privileged few. Full article on EU foreign service admonished over unpaid interns

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EU foreign service admonished over unpaid interns

7.3833165 17 February 2017 20:50:14 WN.com - World News

The European Union should start paying all its trainees at delegations abroad, the European Ombudsman said Friday, judging that the current practice of unpaid internships unfairly favoured a privileged few. ......

Vice All News Time17 February 2017 20:50:14


EU foreign service slammed for not paying its interns

1.3733178 17 February 2017 17:44:53 timesofmalta.com

The European Union should start paying all its trainees at delegations abroad, the European Ombudsman said today, judging that the current practice of unpaid internships unfairly favoured a privileged few. The ombudsman, which investigates complaints at EU bodies, said the European External Action Service (EEAS) employed some 800 unpaid trainees at its delegations worldwide. The EEAS had a staff of 4,189 at the end of 2015, with 2,261 in its various delegations in 139 countries. "The trainees must cover all of their costs including accommodation, travel and health insurance, a system which clearly discriminates against many young people with limited means," the Ombudsman said. Spaniard Pau Petit, 27, worked for the EEAS office in Geneva for half a year without being paid or insured. "When I did my internship, I lost 7kg (15lb) of weight because Geneva is just such an expensive place," Petit told Reuters. "The EEAS also make you sign a contract which says they are not responsible for any problems you may run into," he added. Petit will take part in a planned global protest by unpaid interns in cities including Brussels, Geneva, Vienna and New York. While the ombudsman's...

Vice All News Time17 February 2017 17:44:53


Saudi sentences foreign workers to lashes, jail over unpaid wages protest

1.2108917 04 January 2017 18:19:02 WN.com - Mideast News

Saudi Arabia has sentenced dozens of foreign construction workers to lashes and jail for a protest held several months ago over unpaid wages. A court in Mecca on Tuesday sentenced some of the workers to four months in prison and...

Vice All News Time04 January 2017 18:19:02


Egypt admonishes US embassy over travel warning

1.0090764 08 October 2016 12:39:20 WN.com - World News

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt has admonished the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for issuing a travel warning for American citizens to avoid large gatherings and public spaces due to "potential security concerns." In a statement late Friday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman says the U.S. Embassy had not informed authorities of ... ......

Vice All News Time08 October 2016 12:39:20


Egypt admonishes US embassy over travel warning

1.0090764 08 October 2016 12:09:08 WN.com - World News

Egypt has admonished the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for issuing a travel warning for American citizens to avoid large gatherings and public spaces due to "potential security concerns." In a statement late Friday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman says the U.S. Embassy had not informed authorities of the reasons behind its travel warning or the specifics of the security concerns. ......

Vice All News Time08 October 2016 12:09:08


EU Admonishes Austria Because of Public Procurement Rules

0.99009293 27 May 2016 18:00:08 FriedlNews

The European Commission has sent a reminder to 21 member states, including Austria, for failing to comply with new EU regulations on public procurement. The implementation of three directives concerning that matter was due to be reported by 18 April.

Vice null Time27 May 2016 18:00:08


Bulgaria Border Security System 'Out of Service over Unpaid Electricity Bills'

0.9822531 05 November 2015 08:55:19 Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

State-of-the art border monitoring equipment has been installed at the Bulgarian-Turkish border but it is "out of service. Police have no money for electricity," German magazine Der Spiegel's website notes. Citing official documents, it also suggests the number of people crossing Bulgaria's border without being caught might be "enormous". Border police in the EU's poorest member state have detained some 6600 people crossing into the country, according to official statistics. Bulgaria is used by migrants to make it into the EU, despite the fact that Bulgaria has not yet faced migrant influx comparable to neighboring Greece and Macedonia. Der Spiegel recalls the words of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who asserted some years ago "the Europeans can sleep calm". However, promises have been overshadowed by reality, with reports provided by German security authorities suggesting border equipment has been defunct for some time. Infrared body heat sensors, movement detectors are out of service because "the Bulgarian Interior Ministry cannot pay the electricity anymore," the text claims. More than half of all patrol vehicles are unused due to lack of maintenance due to the "disastrous budgetary situation" in Bulgaria which has repercussions on border security amid the migrant crisis, Der Spiegel quotes the report as saying. The article also cites occasional warnings from organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, which say Bulgarian border police tend to push asylum seekers back into Turkey. Smugglers become easily aware of weaknesses in border security, and "in the case of Bulgaria these are currently blatant", the report adds.

Vice All News Time05 November 2015 08:55:19


U.N. Faces Scrutiny Over Unpaid Intern Who Slept in a Tent in Geneva

0.9822531 16 August 2015 22:50:19 NYT > Europe

The intern who said he could not afford housing in Geneva has called on unpaid interns around the world to unite, and the world body to live up to its own ideals.

Vice null Time16 August 2015 22:50:19


UN Faces Scrutiny Over Unpaid Intern Who Slept in Tent in Geneva

0.97120535 14 August 2015 07:36:57 WN.com - World News

United Nations officials are facing pressure to revisit their unpaid internship policy after an intern who had been living in a tent near Lake Geneva resigned and called for "interns all over the worl......

Vice All News Time14 August 2015 07:36:57


U.N. Faces Scrutiny Over Unpaid Intern Who Slept in a Tent in Geneva

0.9705446 13 August 2015 22:20:12 NYT > World

The intern who said he could not afford housing in Geneva has called on unpaid interns around the world to unite, and the world body to live up to its own ideals.

Vice null Time13 August 2015 22:20:12