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Ásmundur Einar Daðason: Time to overhaul the social safety net interview
| MINISTER OF LABOUR

Ásmundur Einar Daðason: Time to overhaul the social safety net

Iceland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Equality Ásmundur Einar Daðason is also responsible for labour market issues. He met the labour market parties already the first week after becoming a government minister. Right now two issues are extremely important, he believes: To maintain the good relations with the labour market parties and strengthening the trust between the ministry, the government and the parties.
Norway's Minister of Labour Anniken Hauglie is passionate about social entrepreneurship interview
| MINISTER OF LABOUR

Norway's Minister of Labour Anniken Hauglie is passionate about social entrepreneurship

Anniken Hauglie is changing working hour regulations and strengthening legislation protecting whistleblowers. Together with the social partners she wants to draw clearer lines for what staffing agencies can and cannot do, strengthen work against work related crime and she invites Nordic colleagues to discuss what the sharing economy and new trends will do to the future of work.
Eva Nordmark's task: to liberalise Sweden’s employment act and reform the employment service interview
| MINISTER OF LABOUR

Eva Nordmark's task: to liberalise Sweden’s employment act and reform the employment service

When former TCO President Eva Nordmark accepted to replace Ylva Johansson as Sweden’s Minister for Employment, she also accepted to follow up on proposals she had been critical of in the past, like the liberalisation of the employment act.
Peter Hummelgaard: aims to secure early retirement for tired workers interview
| MINISTER OF LABOUR

Peter Hummelgaard: aims to secure early retirement for tired workers

The Danish labour market is facing major changes if Minister for Employment Peter Hummelgaard manages to get support for his plans. He wants to fight for fairer conditions for people with lower levels of education and for those in low-paid jobs.
Timo Harakka’s challenge: to increase employment in Finland interview
| MINISTER OF LABOUR

Timo Harakka’s challenge: to increase employment in Finland

Much is expected from the new Finnish Minister of Employment Timo Harakka. His background is unusual for a politician. The ministerial post came as a surprise to him too. As an MP he focused on the economy and the environment.
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