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The new budget of the European Union must consider vulnerable people and those most affected by the crisis

In the meeting of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs on 2 September, I defended some considerations of the Group of Socialists and Democrats of the European Parliament on the general budget of the European Union for the year 2021. We believe that we must dedicate our best efforts and financial resources to protect …

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Housing is a fundamental right – intervention in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee

I have started the political term in the European Parliament by presenting some proposals by the EP Group of Socialists and Democrats on decent and affordable housing, during the meeting of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee that took place on 31 August 2020. Access to housing must be considered a fundamental right and must …

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Equal treatment and social protection for cross-border and seasonal workers

On 19 June 2020, the European Parliament approved a resolution in which it asks the Commission to end labour abuses and frauds of cross-border and seasonal workers who have suffered, especially, since the COVID-19 crisis. I stressed during the plenary debate that it is necessary to end the negative image of the sector so that …

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New legal frameworks for the proper coordination of social security systems

In the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, I have defended the need to promote the current measures and promote new legal frameworks for a correct coordination of the social security systems in all EU Member States. Let’s fight so that all workers can enjoy the same rights and protection in the …

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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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