Tripartite High Level meeting focuses on EU social dimension support issue

23 October 2013, Last updated at, 15:50 EET
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author: The Council of the European Union

On 24 October Algimanta Pabedinskienė, Minister of Social security and labour, in Brussels will participate at the Tripartite Social Summit High Level meeting which is held before European Council. At the meeting the participants will mainly focus on discussions what actions should be foreseen aiming to develop social aspect of Economic and Monetary Union and European Union, social dialogue, employment and social policy implementation and the area of the steering development.

„This High Level meetingwill provide perfect possibility for social partners todeclare their own opinion on the aspects, described in the Commission communication on the strengthening of the Economic and Monetary Union and, in particular, their positions on the employment and the scoreboard of the social indicators suggested by the Commission,“ says Algimanta Pabedinskienė, Minister of Social security and labour.

European Commission recently has issued the Communicate, where the scoreboard of the social indicators has been suggested to be used for the better steering of social processes. This offer received a broad support in the Employment, Social policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council held on the 15 October in Luxembourg.

High Level meetingwill be jointly chaired by Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, as the leader of the Member state holding the Presidency now, Herman Van Rompuy, European Council President and José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President.

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