European Parliament’s stance on employment policies taken on board by EU ministers
The European Parliament’s recommendations on active ageing, adequate income pensions, closing the gender pay gap and inclusion of people with disabilities, have been included in the EU employment strategy.
The employment guidelines and the European Pillar of Social Rights should form the basis for targeted, country-specific recommendations that the Council addresses to the member states. The European Parliament, which is only consulted on the matter, had its proposals taken on board for the first time by the Bulgarian EU Presidency, setting a precedent and a good practice for the future.
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