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Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services

After the adoption of the outcome of negotiations with Council on the enforcement of directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services in the EMPL committee, the European Parliament adopted the text by 474 votes to 158 with 39 abstentions at its last plenary meeting in this legislature. Rapporteur: Danuta Jazłowiecka (EPP, PL)

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Improvement of the portability of supplementary pension rights

Following the adoption of the outcome of negotiations with Council on the Improvement of the portability of supplementary pension rights and the recommendation for 2nd reading in the EMPL committee, the plenary adopted the final text at its second session in April.
Rapporteur: Ria Oomen-Ruijten (EPP, NL)

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Organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community

After reaching an agreement with the Council the text had been voted by the EMPL committee on 10 March. The plenary adopted on 15 April by 592 votes to 30 with 3 abstentions.
Rapporteur: Tatjana Ždanoka (Greens/EFA, LV)

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Hospitable environment for enterprises, businesses and start-ups to create jobs

The report, briefly presented to Plenary on Monday 14 April, was adopted on the following day by 360 votes to 249 with 13 abstentions.
Rapporteur: Anthea McIntyre (ECR, UK)

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Presentation and responsibilities
The EMPL committee is responsible for:
1. employment policy and all aspects of social policy such as working conditions, social security and social protection;
2. health and safety measures at the workplace;
3. the European Social Fund;
4. vocational training policy, including professional qualifications;
5. the free movement of workers and pensioners;
6. social dialogue;
7. all forms of discrimination at the workplace and in the labour market except those based on sex;
8. relations with:
-  the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop),
-  the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions,
-  the European Training Foundation,
-  the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,
-  as well as relations with other relevant EU bodies and international organisations.
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Welcome to the website of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), of which I am the chair.
The EMPL Committee is mainly responsible for employment policies and all aspects of social policy, working conditions, vocational training and the free movement of workers and pensioners. There is a full list of our powers and responsibilities below.
The committee consists of 49 full and 49 substitute members representing the various political families in the European Parliament. Each political group appoints a coordinator to take part in organising the committee's work.
The EMPL Committee works with the Council of the Union and the European Commission to implement the legislative framework in the areas for which it is responsible.
During the current parliamentary term, the committee is seeking to drive forward a new Social Agenda and to contribute to promoting a more inclusive society.
Our site is updated regularly to keep you informed of our committee's activities. You can also follow our meetings online via EPLive.
Enjoy your visit!