The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomes the Commission's initiative on binding pay transparency, but considers that the proposed Directive should be strengthened in various areas and that further measures need to be taken to address the root causes of the gender pay gap.
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Предвид факта, че ракът е на път да се превърне във водещата причина за смъртност в ЕС, европейският план за борба със заболяването е несъмнено навременен. ЕИСК приветства плана, който е крайъгълен камък в борбата срещу рака и неговото социално, финансово и психологическо въздействие върху гражданите на ЕС. Различните форми на регионално и социално неравенство, на които все още не е намерено решение, показват обаче, че има още какво да се подобрява.
Thanks to their bold ambition to ensure a life free of any discrimination and intimidation for each and every child and to break down the cycle of disadvantage across generations, the EU's two new comprehensive initiatives on children's rights have been receiving positive reactions. However, there are concerns as to whether their implementation in the Member States will go as smoothly as hoped, an EESC hearing has found
Rooted in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which was the first international treaty to take a human rights approach to disability, the EU Disability Strategy for the next decade is a promising document with many commendable proposals and only a few flaws. But for the strategy to be able to live up to its promise of ending discrimination against 87 million European with disabilities, its implementation will require a strong political will and resources.
Equal pay for men and women or for work of equal value is one of the fundamental rights and principles of the EU, but on average women are still paid 14% less per hour than men, with pay differences present in all sectors and widening with age. Although welcomed as a much-needed step to close the gender pay gap, the Commission's proposal on pay transparency is receiving a mixed response, an EESC hearing found.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) intends to play an active part in joint European efforts to translate the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) into action and to build a fairer and more prosperous Europe for everyone.
След като се поучи от недостатъците на предишната рамка на ЕС за ромите, прилагана през последното десетилетие, Европейската комисия е решена да постигне водещите цели на новата стратегическа рамка за ромите, като до 2030 г. намали поне наполовина разликите по отношение на дискриминацията и социално-икономическото изключване, които изпитва това население. За да бъдат постигнати осезаеми резултати, обаче, ролята на държавите членки е от основно значение.
All across Europe, LGBTIQ individuals suffer from discrimination which affects their educational performance, job prospects, wellbeing and even the exercise of their fundamental rights, such as freedom of movement within the EU. To tackle this situation, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an opinion at its April plenary session calling for non-discriminatory regulation of the concept of family at EU level.
With one of the EU's fundamental values frozen for over a year, the Digital Green Certificate paves the way for free and safe movement within Europe in the COVID-19 era. The EESC welcomes the introduction of the Digital Green Certificate as an excellent common standard to minimise complexity for travelling passengers and to facilitate their movement, as long as fundamental rights and data protection requirements are fully respected.
On 28 April, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held an exchange of views with Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit on the Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) and the upcoming Porto Social Summit, where the plan will be discussed at the highest level.