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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Our values, principles and vision Our views on society and the economy are based on our Christian values and on the firm belief that humans are...



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.


Eva Paunova MEP
02.06.2015 - 12:00

Jobs for young people - a vision that works

As politicians, we try to inspire visions for the future, we lay the ground for their realisation and gather momentum for worthy causes - causes that change people's lives, shape our economy and...
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Press Release
20.05.2015 - 14:45

EPP Group shares responsibility for disabled citizens

The EPP Group wants closer cooperation between the EU Institutions to better meet the needs of disabled Europeans. The EU has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (...
Press Release
07.05.2015 - 10:35

Undeclared Work: exchange of best practices needed

Today, Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs approved the setting-up of a European platform to enhance cooperation and exchange of best practices in...
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Press Release
29.04.2015 - 12:48

Youth employment: more funding, faster

"Thanks to the EPP Group, things are progressing: the European pre-financing that creates jobs for young people in the most affected regions will increase from 1% to 30%”, said Elisabeth...
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Press Release
16.04.2015 - 11:15

Youth unemployment: more jobs for young people

“When Parliament puts its foot on the accelerator, things move forward! European pre-financing should increase from 1% to 30% for projects that create jobs for young people in the most affected...
Press Release
11.03.2015 - 14:01

EPP Group: no growth without reforms

'European Semester' must be taken more seriously by Member States "Reforms and fiscal consolidation are the only way to reduce unemployment and poverty in the countries most affected...



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