European Parliament Resolution on the European Pillar of Social Rights

Strasbourg, France 19/01/2017
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European Parliament Resolution on the European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Parliament, following on a motion approved by its Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - based on a report prepared by Ms Maria João Rodrigues, Rapporteur - adopted a Resolution on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The Resolution explicitly refers “the European Social Charter, the Additional Protocol thereto and the revised version thereof, which entered into force on 1 July 1999, in particular Part I, Part II, and Articles 2, 4, 16 and 27 of the latter, on the right of workers with family responsibilities to equal opportunities and equal treatment” and “calls  on the EU member States to sign and ratify the Revised European Social Charter and encourages the Commission to examine the steps required for accession of the European Union to the Revised Charter and to propose a time-line for this objective”. More generally, the Resolution calls on the Commission, the European External Action Service and the Member States to pursue external action coherent with the European Pillar of Social Rights, in particular by promoting the implementation of, inter alias, the relevant Council of Europe conventions.

Department of Social Rights

Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Council of Europe
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F – 67075 Strasbourg Cedex

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