The European Union needs not only to improve the preparedness of its health system but also to address inequalities within the Union and globally. It needs to move quickly to assess the public health action taken to date
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The growth of hatred, expressed both online and offline across Europe, confirms the need to address hate speech and hate crime at EU level, an EESC hearing confirms
Η διάσκεψη με θέμα «Γυναίκες στην αγορά εργασίας», που διοργάνωσε η ΕΟΚΕ επ’ ευκαιρία του εορτασμού της Παγκόσμιας Ημέρας της Γυναίκας, πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 8 Μαρτίου υπό τη σκιά του πολέμου. Οι συμμετέχοντες απέτιναν φόρο τιμής στις αξιοθαύμαστες γυναίκες της Ουκρανίας για το σθένος, τη γενναιότητα και την ανθεκτικότητά τους. Επισημάνθηκαν διάφορες πτυχές της ισότητας των φύλων, όπως η ανάγκη να αυξηθεί η συμμετοχή των γυναικών στην αγορά εργασίας, ιδίως όσον αφορά τις νέες ψηφιακέ
The EESC opinion on the "Reinforcing democracy and integrity of elections package", adopted at the February plenary session, comes in at a very timely moment, with populist voices and anti-democratic rhetoric gaining ground in Europe. Manipulative information, interference and fake news disseminated by "bots" and "trolls" could generate a "casus belli" pretext, as we have witnessed all too recently. The EESC welcomes the aims of the European election package and makes recommendations to further secure transparent, accessible and honest political activities and an active role of civil society.
Although it has great potential, HERA - the EU's new body for fighting future health emergencies across borders – falls short on transparency and ambition. With few checks and balances in place for its work, there are doubts as to whether HERA will be able to fulfil its public health mission, rather than giving a predominant role to the pharmaceutical industry
Ως αποτέλεσμα της ψηφιακής μετάβασης, η εργασία σε πλατφόρμες εξαπλώνεται ταχέως, και διαμορφώνει μια νέα μορφή απασχόλησης που αφορά εκατομμύρια εργαζόμενους.
The February plenary of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate led by its President Christa Schweng and European Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová. Key takeaway: the extraordinary measures taken to fight the pandemic should not endanger the EU's founding principles of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights.
With discrimination and hate crime against Jews on the rise in Europe, the EESC is throwing its support behind the first-ever European strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life as an indispensable ingredient of European culture and a prerequisite for the preservation of EU common values
Social dialogue is an important tool for ensuring health and safety at work. However, in the face of changes brought to the world of work by the digital and green transition and the health crisis, social dialogue will have to be strengthened across Europe. It should be complemented by more robust rules on musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risks leading to major work-related illnesses such as heart conditions, stroke, cancer and depression
The EESC firmly believes that a care model for dependent older people with long-term care needs should be mainstreamed into EU policymaking, given that the proportion of the population aged over 80 is expected to more than double by 2050. The pandemic revealed failures and shortcomings in this area, which must be addressed fast. The Commission's initiative to establish a new European Care Strategy is a step in this direction, but consultative institutions and European civil society organisations representing older people have to have a say.