An emergency motion calling for the opt-out
to be scrapped was supported by delegates in Manchester on Monday after unions complained about the long working hours in the UK.
The long-term aim would bring the programmes and their viewers exclusively onto the new channel, ``getting rid at long last of the present wasteful and piecemeal provision, scattered in opt-out
slots across various channels under different brands, which have little or nothing to do with Wales''.
UP to 1,500 people are out of work as a result of the Government's decision to abolish opt-out
schools, says a survey out today.
Included in this mass opt-out
would be the European Arrest Warrant which has reduced extradition times from several months to forty-eight hours, the sharing of suspects' DNA profiles and fingerprints and joint programmes of working in areas such as terrorism, human trafficking and football hooliganism.
Mr Miliband gave a robust defence of Britain's position yesterday, insisting that Britain's opt-out
on justice and home affairs issues had been preserved.
WITH regard to opt-outs
from the EU Constitution, now artfully served up again in the guise of a treaty, Commissioner Margot Wallstrom has announced that "an opt-out
is also an opt-in".
It can order a school to take a child only if more than 75 per cent of places in a whole education authority area are in opt-out
MUCH is being said about British opt-outs
from the revived European Union constitutional treaty, but without making it clear that an opt-out
is never permanent.
The athletic union proposed an opt-out
because of the added costs incurred in production of bilingual leaflets.
Czech Labour Minister Petr Necas recognises the importance of the ongoing revision of the Working Time Directive, but he does not support the use by some member states of the opt-out
' that makes it possible for them to extend the 48-hour working week, he said at an informal meeting with the European Parliament's representatives, on 20 January.
France and Britain are poised to clash this week at European Union talks seeking to end London's decades-old opt-out
of the EU's 48-hour maximum working week.
Mr Barroso said he was against "opt-outs
" from joint EU decisions, declaring, "The opt-out
cannot be the rule, it must not be the rule.