Dorothee Fischer

Nature Restoration Law approved in the European Parliament

On Wednesday 12 July 2023, the European Parliament adopted one of the most important dossiers of the European Green Deal: the Nature Restoration Law, whose main objective is to restore ecosystems and biodiversity in the European Union. The final report was adopted with 336 votes in favour, 300 against and 13 abstentions after the vote …

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European Parliament adopts report on the European Semester 2023

Last 15 March in the plenary session of the European Parliament we passed the European Semester report, for which I was rapporteur, setting out the employment and social priorities for the year 2023. In the following reports I explain the most important points and the socialist achievements of the report: https://euobserver.com/health-and-society/156837 https://valenciaplaza.com/eurodiputada-alicantina-estrella-dura-pide-ue-permita-aumentar-gasto-social-estados

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European Parliament adopts directive to improve working conditions for workers on digital platforms

On February 2nd, the European Parliament approved in its plenary session the initiation of interinstitutional negotiations on the proposal for a directive on improving working conditions in platform work. Therefore, the Parliament has set its position in order to start negotiations with the Council of the European Union. The text of the directive was negotiated …

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EU Mental health strategy

The present and future of mental health in the EU

On 14 September, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen took the floor in the European Parliament to deliver her third State of the Union address. As expected, solidarity with Ukraine and the energy crisis were key elements of her speech, and the year 2023 was proclaimed the European Year of Education. However, the Commission …

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Towards a new care model in Europe

The strategy encourages an integrated and person-centred approach, which implies improving the transition from institutional care to home care and community-based services. But deinstitutionalisation can only succeed with the professionalisation of care, including personal and domestic services. The social impact of the pandemic on the residential sector for older people has opened a debate on …

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Crisis of well-being in the digital economy. Mental health in a digitised world of work

Covid-19 has revealed another type of pandemic that has been years in the making, affecting people’s mental health. An unprecedented health crisis, directly linked to the precariousness of the labour market, job instability and digitalisation of the economy. We already have data in this regard: according to EUROFOUND, 20% of jobs in Europe were of …

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Estrella Durá: “We must ensure that employers assume their responsibility for the protection of workers’ mental health”.

The European Parliament has adopted the report “Mental health in a digital world of work” for which I was rapporteur for the Socialists and Democrats group. The report includes a number of socialist priorities such as legislation on the use of AI in the workplace. The European Parliament adopted a resolution setting out the challenges …

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PREPARED FOR 55: The European Union’s Fit For 55 programme to fight climate change

In the European Parliament we have approved the first package of legislative measures of the Fit For 55 programme. With this programme, the EU proposes a series of concrete measures to achieve a 55% reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990, with the ultimate goal of achieving zero net emissions by …

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