Huge support in Parliament for Doleschal’s report on Construction Products Regulation
Commissioner Schmit presents Action Plan for implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights
- At least 78% of the population aged 20 to 64 should be in employment by 2030;
- At least 60% of all adults should participate in training every year by 2030;
- The number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion should be reduced by at least 15 million by 2030.
Amongst other things, the European Comission confirms several initiatives already known: minimum wage, platform workers, collective bargaining for self-employed, individual learning accounts, new EU strategy on occupational health & safety…
And a few more are announced: report on the implementation of the working time directive, legal proposal on asbestos, evaluation of the performance of the European Labour Authority, pilot project for a European Social Security Pass, support to social dialogue at EU and national level…
The European Commission also presented specific recommendations for “Effective Active Support to Employment” (EASE) which promote job creation and job-to-job transitions from declining sectors towards expanding sectors, notably the digital and green ones.
FIEC will keep a close look at the various initiatives on the table!
Still time to comment on the Reference Architecture Framework for DigiPLACE
Agreement on Connecting Europe Facility
On 10 March, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, reached an agreement on the future Connecting Europe Facility – an instrument to fund key infrastructure projects in the areas of transport, digital and energy. It will run from 2021 to 2027, with an overall budget of €33.71 billion.
The recent agreement should make it possible to launch the first calls for grants before the summer.