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The Spanish EU Presidency: a political agenda for progress


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Spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2023, from 1 July to 31 December. In a period of continuous challenges for the European Union, the Presidency focuses on four priorities:

  • Reindustrialise the EU and ensure its open strategic autonomy
  • Advance in the green transition and the environmental adaptation
  • Promoting greater social and economic justice
  • Strengthening European unity

Moreover, the Spanish Presidency aims to push for the extension of workers' rights in several areas. Among many impactful events, EU-OSHA participates, together with the Spanish focal point, in a conference on Managing Psychosocial Risks at Work and preventing their impact on physical and mental health in the workplace. The Agency will also present the first findings on the "Workers' exposure survey on cancer risk factors in Europe" in an event organised under the Spanish Presidency in Madrid in November.

Visit the website of the Spanish EU Presidency and follow the hashtag #EU2023ES for recent updates.

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