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19-07-2021 - 09:44

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of the European Parliament has established a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus and to safeguard Parliament's core activities. The current precautionary measures do not affect work on legislative priorities.

Core activities are maintained to ensure the smooth running of the institution's legislative, budgetary, and scrutiny functions. The meetings allow for remote participation in a virtual environment.

Following these decisions, the next remote EMPL meeting will take place on:

Wednesday 1 September 2021, 9.00 - 12.00 and 13.45 - 16.15

in room József Antall (4Q2)


Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU official logo
14-07-2021 - 16:33

As Slovenia took over the rotating Council Presidency on 1 July, the EMPL Committee invited the Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Janez Cigler Kralj to an exchange of views on 14 July. The Presidency, whose motto is ‘Together. Resilient. Europe’, presented its political priorities for the next six months.

Parliament has set out its position on an ambitious coronavirus recovery plan to reboot the EU economy. MEPs are calling for citizens, the environment and digitalisation to be at the heart of the next long-term budget and the economic recovery.
01-07-2021 - 18:02

On Thursday 1 July 2021, Members exchanged views on the draft report on ‘Democracy at work’, which argues for a comprehensive legal instrument that sets standards for workers’ involvement. A new framework should include, or be accompanied by, renewed efforts to introduce the necessary improvements to the legal framework on European Works Councils.

European Semester presentation
28-06-2021 - 19:59

On Monday 28 June 2021, the Committees on Economic and Monetary Affairs and on Employment and Social Affairs held the Economic Dialogue on the 2021 European Semester Spring Package with Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President for An Economy that Works for People, Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economy and Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights.

Fact Sheets compilation on social and employment policy
28-06-2021 - 19:56

Members exchanged views on the Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States that provide the basis for the Country-Specific Recommendations. Given the comprehensive and forward-looking policy nature of the Recovery and Resilience Plans and since all Member States submitted such plans, the Commission did not propose in 2021 country-specific recommendations.

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Fact Sheets on the EU

The Fact Sheets provide an overview of European integration and of the European Parliament's contribution to that process

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