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19-10-2020 - 10:18

In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the European Parliament to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

The next remote EMPL Committee meetings will be held on:

Monday 21 September 2020, 13.45 - 15.45, room József Antall (2Q2)

and will be webstreamed.


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07-10-2020 - 10:31

At the next EMPL meeting, the Committee will hold several votes: on the provisional agreement resulting from interinstitutional negotiations on "Enhanced cooperation between Public Employment Services (PES)", on the draft report on "Reducing inequalities with a special focus on in-work poverty" and on the draft opinion on "Establishing a Recovery and Resilience Facility".

EMPL Committee meeting
07-10-2020 - 10:27

During the EMPL meeting on 1st October, several reports and opinions were put to the vote: the reports on "Amending Regulation (EU) No 223/2014" (which is the second amendment to the FEAD Regulation) and on "Employment and social policies of the euro area 2020" and the opinions on "Strengthening the Single Market: the future of free movement of services", on "A new strategy for European SMEs" and on the EU budget for next year.

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28-09-2020 - 09:40

The briefing presents data on the problem of child poverty in the European Union followed by an overview of policy initiatives by the Commission, the Council and the European Palriament. It concludes with points from the debate in research on how to shape an effective Child Guarantee. The note covers aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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28-09-2020 - 09:40

Platform work is non-standard work facilitated by online platforms which use digital technologies to 'intermediate' between individual suppliers (platform workers) and buyers of labour. Platform work has rapidly developed since it first emerged in the EU, though concerns have been raised about the working conditions of platform work and the risk of precariousness it entails. Platform work has, therefore, been identified as a policy priority by European policy-makers.

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28-09-2020 - 09:40

This study analyses the current situation and key challenges with regard to housing affordability in the EU, as well as policies to ensure access to affordable housing at national and EU levels. After assessing the key trends, the authors also provide recommendations for policy makers and stakeholders on improving the affordability of housing. This document was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the EMPL commitee.


The Assessment of Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament.

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