Month: May 2020

COVID-19 should be classified as an occupational hazard

In a speech which I gave at the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament, I asked the Commission to include COVID-19 in the group with the highest health risk in the classification of biological agents, and to review the Safety Framework and Occupational Health Directive recognising COVID-19 as an occupational hazard, …

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CORONAVIRUS: NAVIGATING A NEW STORM WITH AN OLD BOAT?

Together with Irina De Sancho, Senior Political Advisor on Employment and Social Policy at the European Parliament I published a response paper explaining how the fiscal and financial architecture of the EU should be changed, in order to protect the rights of citizens and the social welfare state in situations of economic crisis.   We …

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