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...

Womens day

"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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17.02.2016 - 10:21

EPP Group calls for responsibility and solidarity in the EU

During the 2016 edition of the European Parliamentary Week this week, the European Parliament welcomed national MPs from across Europe for joint debates with MEPs. Two EPP Group Members, Esther de...
Bratislava, Slovakia
Press Release
25.01.2016 - 16:43

EPP Group to debate Europe's social future in Bratislava

The EPP Group will hold its next Bureau meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 28-29 January. The meeting will be led by Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, and will discuss two policy papers...
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Press Release
18.01.2016 - 19:17

SMEs on the front line in fighting youth unemployment

"SMEs are the main force in generating jobs and growth and thus the creation of the conditions needed for the development of enterprises. Facilitating young people in setting up their own...
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Press Release
02.12.2015 - 17:00

Accessibility Act: rapid implementation needed

On the eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), the EPP Group has called for the rapid implementation of the European Accessibility Act presented today by the European...
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09.09.2015 - 15:08

Elderly people deserve our utmost attention

The Plenary of the European Parliament has adopted a Report by Slovakian EPP Group MEP Eduard Kukan on the assessment of the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing. Active ageing and inter-generational...
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Press Release
23.06.2015 - 11:22

EPP Group wants to help job seekers find work abroad

New EU job database to make it easier to find jobs from Lisbon to Helsinki! "We want to help job-seekers find work abroad", said Heinz K Becker MEP, the European Parliament's...



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