Employment and Social Affairs

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"This agreement reflects the social, economic and political reality of the European Union. It provides a clear direction towards a more social...

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"The gender pension gap between men and women is up to almost 40% in Europe. It is obvious that something isn’t right! Dealing with this...

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MEPs in the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee have taken an important step towards the more efficient protection of...

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The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs is responsible for employment policy and all aspects of social policy such as working conditions, social security and social protection. It also covers issues such as health and safety measures at the workplace, vocational training policy, including professional qualifications, the free movement of workers and pensioners and all forms of discrimination at the workplace and in the labour market except those based on gender since these fall under the remit of the Women's Rights Committee.


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13.07.2016 - 16:15

EPP Group determined to fight against social dumping

The EPP Group today supported a Report on the fight against social dumping in the European Union. The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted certain measures on how to fight and prevent...
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Press Release
07.06.2016 - 19:09

New Skills Agenda will create jobs

Today, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the European Commission outlined a number of measures aimed at countering skills shortages, skills mismatches, insufficient...
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Press Release
13.05.2016 - 12:16

Limiting exposure of workers to cancer chemicals crucial

Today, the European Commission has put forward a law protecting workers from being exposed to cancer-inducing chemicals in the workplace. The EPP Group Coordinator of the Employment and Social...
Press Release
03.03.2016 - 10:48

Posting of Workers: targeted revision as a last resort

"Citizens are at the centre of the EPP Group's interests and their well-being is our priority", said David Casa MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament's Employment and...
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Press Release
25.02.2016 - 10:01

EPP Group helps job seekers find jobs in other EU countries

European Parliament stresses non-discrimination of workers in other EU countries While some EU countries want to limit the access of EU citizens to their social systems, the European Parliament...
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Press Release
24.02.2016 - 16:29

Financial stability is precondition for social welfare

Unstable economies lead to social problems, said leading EPP Group MEPs in today's joint debate on the 2016 European Semester which took place in the European Parliament’s plenary session...



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