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Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council – Arrival and doorstep Romanian EU Presidency (Budăi)

Arrival and doorstep by Marius-Constantin BUDĂI, Minister for Labour and Social Justice of Romania, at the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, taking place on 13 June 2019, in Luxembourg.

Agenda highlights

Equal treatment

Ministers will be briefed on the progress achieved on the directive. This proposal prohibits discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

European Semester 2019

Ministers will hold a debate on the employment and social policy aspects of the European Semester 2019, with a view to contributing to the European Council (20-21 June 2019).

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived

The Council will adopt conclusions on a European Court of Auditors’ report on the Fund for European aid to the most deprived.

Changing world of work

The Council will also adopt conclusions on the changing world of work.

Infographic – How the seat of the European Labour Authority will be selected

An overview of the procedure to select the seat of the European Labour Authority which requires common agreement among the member statesSee full infographic

European Labour Authority

In the margins of the meeting ministers will hold a vote as part of the selection procedure for the seat of the European Labour Authority.

Any other business

Among other topics, ministers will be informed on the progress achieved on the regulation on European social statistics and the revision of the regulation on the coordination of social security systems.

Antimicrobial resistance

Ministers are expected to adopt conclusions on combatting antimicrobial resistance.

Health investments

Ministers will hold a debate on how to use EU funds to support health investments.

Any other business

Among other topics, ministers will be informed on the progress made on the proposal for a regulation on health technology assessment. 

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