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.


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...
Press Release
16.02.2012 - 12:45

Pensions: EU White Paper on the future of pensions.

Today, the European Commission published the White Paper on the Future and Safety of Pensions in the European Union. Ria Oomen-Ruijten MEP, Rapporteur for the European Parliament on the Green Paper...



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