Articles with tag : european-council

CESI Employment Commission President welcomes the agreement achieved between EU Commission, EU Parliament and the Council on transparent and predictable working conditions

As the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament have achieved a provisional agreement on a new EU directive on transparent and predictable working conditions, the President of CESI's Employment and Social Affairs Commission, Javier Jordán de... Read more

Romanian Presidency of the Council: Which priorities for a Social Europe?

Romania officially took over the EU Council Presidency on January 1 2019. The rotating presidency of the Council at intervals of six months has been an institutional practice since 1958. The responsible member state has to steer the European leadership... Read more

One step closer to better working conditions for truck drivers in Europe

After protracted internal negotiations the transport ministers of the Member States adopted, at a Council meeting on December 4, a common position on a reform of working conditions for truck drivers in Europe, as part of a broader 'Europe on the Move'... Read more

CESI to AFET Council: Don’t forget about a social dimension in PESCO

On November 19-20 the Foreign Affairs Council met in Brussels to discuss a number of key issues for European security, reviewing EU-NATO cooperation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as well as the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)... Read more

Consultation statement in favour of qualified majority voting in EU social policy

The European Commission work programme for 2019 includes an initiative to explore possibilities to switch from unanimous-based voting to qualified majority voting (QMV) in EU social policy making by the Member States in the Council. The procedural mechanism... Read more