Employment and Social Affairs

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“The position on the Work-Life Balance Directive adopted today is strong and balanced. I am confident that this forms a solid basis for...

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“After 27 months, we have finally done it! This revised Directive will help to improve the conditions of workers while ensuring fairer...

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“We have taken the first step towards a better balance between work and private life for all working parents and their families. Gender...

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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 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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Press Release
06.06.2012 - 17:30

European Social Model: encouraging

How to set up a European social label for companies? Which options do we have to relaunch social convergence in Europe? These questions were examined at a Hearing of the EPP Group, organised on...
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Press Release
19.04.2012 - 11:30

Employment package: The EPP Group

Yesterday the European Commission published its long-awaited Employment package, a communication along with 9 working documents aimed at restoring growth and boosting job creation in the EU. "...
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Press Release
12.04.2012 - 16:00

Labour Reforms in Central Europe:

'How to create jobs, improve competitiveness of the European economy, establish a more flexible labour market while keeping safeguards for workers?' were the questions in focus yesterday at...
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Press Release
29.03.2012 - 17:15

Chemical plants will become safer in the EU

"From June 2015, chemical plants working with hazardous substances will become safer in the EU. Yesterday, the European Parliament and the Council concluded a First Reading Agreement on the...
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Press Release
21.03.2012 - 12:15

Posting of Workers Directive: better and clearer framework

The EPP Group in the European Parliament has welcomed the long-awaited legislative package on the better implementation of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC), although there are still some...
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Press Release
20.03.2012 - 11:45

Youth Employment: potential for Europe-boost it or lose it

Today, Jan Kozłowski MEP held a seminar 'Potential for Europe – Boost it or lose it? Turning the spotlight on new opportunities for youth employment' at the European Parliament. The...

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