Employment and Social Affairs in the European Parliament - an in-depth analysis
The in-depth analysis gives an overview of the area of work covered by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) of the European Parliament. After setting out the legal basis of the Treaties, this expertise prepared by Policy Department A for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs presents the legal and policy instruments available in this policy field, and explains the existing funds. The analysis concludes with an outlook on the challenges that the EMPL Committee will face in the coming legislature 2014-2019.
EMPL elected chair and vice-chairs of the Committee
Thomas Händel is the new chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, elected by acclamation on 07.07.14. During its constituent meeting, the Committee also elected its vice-chairs: Marita Ulvskog, 1st Vice-Chair; Danuta Jazlowiecka, 2nd Vice-Chair; Ulla Tørnæs, 3rd Vice-Chair and Agnes Jongerius, 4th Vice-Chair. Together, the chair and vice-chairs make up the bureau of the Committee, elected for a two-and-a-half year term. The first meeting of the EMPL Committee will take place on 22.07.2014.