Story title EPSCO Council - October 2012
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The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council takes place on 04 October 2012, in Luxembourg, under the chair of Sotiroula Charalambous, Minister for Labour and Social Insurance of Cyprus.

Video title Roundtable
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Extracts form the roundtable of the EPSCO Council taking place on 4 october 2012, in Luxembourg.

Reference 97172 Video infos Mpg4 / PAL - 16:9 Duration 00:03:26 Type News package
Shooting date 04-10-2012 Country Luxembourg Town Luxembourg    

The Council aims at reaching a general approach on a draft directive on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from electromagnetic fields. The Council is expected to reach a political agreement on the position to be taken by the EU within the respective association bodies established between the EU and Albania, Montenegro, San Marino and Turkey as regards the coordination of social security systems. Within the framework of the Europe 2020 strategy and the new European governance, the Council holds a debate on the evaluation of the annual monitoring of budgetary policies and structural reforms, known as the European Semester. Ministers are also expected to endorse contributions by the Employment Committee and the Social Protection Committee on this issue as well as the main features of a social protection performance monitor. In addition, they takes note of ongoing work on the principles of well-functioning labour markets. In addition, the Council is due to adopt conclusions on action to be taken:
- in favour of a job-rich economic recovery and better chances for Europe’s youth, and
- in order to prevent and tackle child poverty and social exclusion and promote children’s wellbeing.
Finally, the Council takes note of the preparations for the Tripartite Social Summit to be held just before the European Council meeting on 18 October.

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Hillevi ENGSTRÔM - Minister for Employment of Sweden

Keywords : Engström Duration : 00:00:12


General view of delegates

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Sotiroula CHARALAMBOUS - Minister of Labour and Social Insurance of Cyprus

Keywords : Charalambous Duration : 00:00:20


Monica DE CONINCK - Minister of Employment of Belgium

Keywords : De Coninck Duration : 00:00:15


Czesława OSTROWSKA, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Poland

Keywords : Ostrowska Duration : 00:00:33


Sotiroula CHARALAMBOUS - Minister of Labour and Social Insurance of Cyprus, Karen HÆKKERUP - Minister for Social Affairs and Integration of Denmark

Keywords : Haekkerup Duration : 00:00:33


László ANDOR - European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Keywords : Andor Duration : 00:00:21


Delegation of Finland

Duration : 00:00:05


General view of the meeting room

Duration : 00:00:06


Latvian delegation

Duration : 00:00:02


Nicolas SCHMIT - Minister of Labour, Employment and Immigration of Luxembourg, Mars di BARTOLOMEO - Minister of Health and Social Security of Luxembourg

Keywords : Di Bartolomeo | Schmit Duration : 00:00:03


General view of delegates

Duration : 00:00:12


Delegation of Bulgaria

Duration : 00:00:03


László ANDOR - European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Duration : 00:00:09


General view of delegates

Duration : 00:00:06


General view of the roundtable

Duration : 00:00:25



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