Proposing a European "Pillar of Social Rights" in Brussels today, and saying it wants a new consensus on social and employment issues, the European Commission has put forward a number of concrete proposals. These concern: i) work-life balance and carers' rights, ii) the information given to workers, iii) access to social protection and the "gig" economy and iv) working time.
Commissioner for employment and social affairs, Marianne Thyssen, said this was part of seeking an "upward convergence" towards better working and living conditions in Europe.
Today, the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have issued a joint statement on the crucial importance of vaccination for immunisation and disease prevention in the European Union and the wider WHO European Region. The statement highlights the strong contribution of vaccines to public health:
The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in association with the Italian Embassy in Ireland, is hosting an exhibition of photographs on "Ever Closer Union – The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today's Europe".
Tuesday 9 May: Europe Day event to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Europe House, Dublin 2