Employment and Social Affairs

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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Engineer in nuclear power station

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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Senior man sitting with his daughter and grandson

Arvot, periaatteet ja näkemykset Näkemyksemme yhteiskunnasta ja taloudesta perustuvat kristillisiin arvoihin ja vahvaan vakaumukseen,...

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Bratislava, Slovakia

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...

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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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Engineer in nuclear power station
Press Release
25.10.2017 - 12:02

Work-related cancers: EP approves prevention measures

Every year, more than 100,000 people in Europe die from work-related cancers. Today, MEPs will approve an agreement struck with the Member States to strengthen the rules concerning carcinogens and...
Successful financial plans
Press Release
23.10.2017 - 16:56

Social Pillar: preparing EU social security for tomorrow

"Today, the European Institutions took a step forward to grant all Europeans equal access to the job market, fair working conditions and adequate and sustainable social protection",...
worker
Press Release
16.10.2017 - 17:51

Breakthrough in EU legislation on posting of workers

“Today, after 18 months of intensive negotiations, we have set up a common position on the posting of workers with clear rights for the more than 2 million posted workers on our continent...
token gesture
Press Release
21.06.2017 - 15:31

Europass: popular CV system revamped

“With more than 60 million CVs, Europass is one of the most successful and cost-effective initiatives of the past ten years. It must be our main goal to support educational and working mobility...
Womens day
Press Release
14.06.2017 - 13:19

Gender pension gap: something's not right

"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 unacceptable situation, we experience a deep...
Europe, concept of security
Press Release
26.04.2017 - 11:11

Social market economy in the heart of Europe

“Enjoying equal access to the job market with fair working conditions and adequate and sustainable social protection should be within reach of all Europeans citizens. The Social Pillar...

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Past Events

Parthenon panorama
07.03.2013 - 09:30

Meeting of the EPP Group Presidency in Athens

Oct
17
17.10.2012 - 09:00

EPP Group Study Days and European People's Party Congress in Bucharest

EPP to define its political direction for the next decade Over 1200 participants from 40 countries have been invited to Bucharest where the...
Jun
27
27.06.2012 - 09:30

EPP Group Study Days in Turku

Jun
07
07.06.2012 - 09:00

EPP Group Hearing on 'Pensions'

May
17
17.05.2012 - 09:30

EPP Group Bureau Meeting in Killarney

As the tourism industry employs 8 million people across Europe, mostly in small and medium-sized businesses, constituting 5% of the EU’s GDP,...

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