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
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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News
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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News
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 (...
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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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