Work-life balance: Commission welcomes provisional agreement
The European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the European Commission's proposal for a new Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers.
Progress on social initiatives of the Juncker Commission
The European Commission has taken concrete initiatives to put the 20 principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights into practice at European level.
European Semester Autumn Package: Bolstering inclusive and sustainable growth
The 2019 European Semester cycle of economic and social policy coordination begins against a backdrop of sustained but less dynamic growth in a climate of high uncertainty. A lot has been achieved since 2014 but more must be done to support inclusive and sustainable growth and job creation while enhancing the resilience of Member States' economies.
European Pillar of Social Rights: Statement by President Juncker, Vice- President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Thyssen one year following its proclamation
Almost one year ago, on 17 November 2017, the leaders of the European Union solemnly proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Social Summit for fair jobs and growth in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Commission welcomes agreement between EU Member States on key files for a more social Europe
Last week EU Member States reached an agreement on three legislative files which are a cornerstone of building a stronger social Europe.
#MySocialRights photo competition - Discover the winners
The three main winners of the #MySocialRights photo competition attended the European Youth Event, in Strasbourg, where they were awarded an Interrail ticket to discover Europe.
European Semester 2018 Spring Package: Commission issues recommendations for Member States to achieve sustainable, inclusive and long-term growth
The European Commission presents today the 2018 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out its economic policy guidance for Member States for the next 12 to 18 months.
Social Agenda 51 - Fair mobility and social fairness
The April issue of our Social Agenda magazine focuses on the notion of fairness: fair cross-border mobility, with the creation of a European Labour Authority; and social fairness with a Recommendation on access to social protection for the almost 40% of people employed in the EU who are either in an “atypical” employment situation or self-employed.
Report recognises efforts to ensure adequate pensions in the EU, but more needs to be done
The 2018 Pensions Adequacy Report analyses how current and future pensions help prevent old-age poverty and maintain the income of men and women for the duration of their retirement. It underlines that Member States pay more and more attention to sustainable, adequate pensions in their reforms, but further measures will be needed in the future.
EU Ministers agree on European framework for quality and effective apprenticeships
EU Ministers for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs agreed on a recommendation setting a European framework for quality and effective apprenticeships, based on a Commission proposal from October 2017.