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2019/0056(NLE) Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States

Progress: Procedure completed, awaiting publication in Official Journal

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead EMPL MITROFANOVS Miroslavs (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 148-p2

Events

2019/07/08
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2019/07/08
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2019/07/08
   CSL - Council Meeting
2019/04/04
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 454 votes to 125, with 30 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States.

Parliament approved the Commission's proposal.

Documents
2019/03/20
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted the report by Miroslavs MITROFANOVS (Greens/EFA, LV) on the proposal for a Council decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States.

The committee recommended that the European Parliament approve the Commission's proposal.

As a reminder, the Commission proposes to maintain for 2019 the guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States, set out in the Annex to Decision (EU) 2018/1215 . These guidelines should be taken into account by Member States in their employment policies and reform programmes.

Documents
2019/03/18
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2019/03/14
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2019/03/13
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2019/03/08
   EP - Responsible Committee
2019/02/27
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to adopt guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States.

PROPOSED ACT: Council decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: the guidelines were first adopted together in 2010, underpinning the Europe 2020 strategy. In 2018 they were aligned with the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights proclaimed in November 2017 by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, with a view to drive reforms at national level and to serve as a compass for a renewed process of convergence across Europe.

Along with the broad economic policy guidelines, the employment guidelines are presented as a Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (Part II of the Integrated Guidelines) and provide the legal basis for country-specific recommendations. They are to guide policy implementation in the Member States and in the Union, reflecting the interdependence between the Member State

While the validity of the broad economic policy guidelines is not limited to any specific period, the employment guidelines need to be drawn up each year.

The Commission considers that the employment guidelines adopted in 2018 should remain stable to ensure a focus on their implementation. In the light of an assessment of the developments of the labour markets and the social situation since the adoption of the employment guidelines in 2018, no update is necessary. The reasons for their adoption in 2018 remain valid; therefore those guidelines should be maintained.

CONTENT: the Commission proposes to maintain for 2019 the guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States, set out in the Annex to Decision (EU) 2018/1215 . These guidelines should be taken into account by Member States in their employment policies and reform programmes.

The Integrated Guidelines should form the basis for country-specific recommendations that the Council may address to the Member States. Member States should make full use of the European Social Fund and other Union funds when implementing the employment guidelines.

Although the addressees of the Integrated Guidelines are the Member States and the Union, the guidelines should be implemented in partnership with all national, regional and local authorities, closely involving parliaments, as well as the social partners and representatives of civil society.

The Employment Committee and the Social Protection Committee should monitor how the relevant policies are implemented in light of the employment guidelines. Policy dialogue between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission should be maintained, in particular as regards the guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States.

Documents

Votes

A8-0177/2019 - Miroslavs Mitrofanovs - Vote unique

2019/04/04 Outcome: +: 454, -: 125, 0: 30
DE IT ES RO PL FR PT HU BG BE AT SE HR CZ FI SI MT SK LU LV IE DK LT EE NL EL CY GB
Total
83
56
42
25
45
59
20
15
17
19
17
17
9
17
11
7
6
9
5
7
10
12
10
3
24
11
2
51
icon: PPE PPE
170

Finland PPE

2

Slovakia PPE

3

Luxembourg PPE

3

Greece PPE

For (1)

1

United Kingdom PPE

2
icon: S&D S&D
158

Croatia S&D

2

Czechia S&D

3

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

3

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Latvia S&D

1

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Lithuania S&D

2

Netherlands S&D

3
icon: ALDE ALDE
63
3

Romania ALDE

3

Portugal ALDE

1

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Sweden ALDE

Abstain (1)

3

Croatia ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Lithuania ALDE

3

Estonia ALDE

3

United Kingdom ALDE

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
45

Italy Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
4

Hungary Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Sweden Verts/ALE

3

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

1
icon: EFDD EFDD
29

Germany EFDD

Against (1)

1

Poland EFDD

1

Czechia EFDD

Against (1)

1

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
14

Germany NI

2

Italy NI

For (1)

1

Poland NI

Against (1)

1

France NI

Against (1)

1

Hungary NI

For (1)

1

Denmark NI

1

United Kingdom NI

Against (2)

2
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
42

Italy GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

Against (1)

3

Sweden GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Czechia GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

2

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Ireland GUE/NGL

4

Denmark GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1
icon: ENF ENF
29

Poland ENF

Against (1)

1

Belgium ENF

Against (1)

1

Netherlands ENF

4

United Kingdom ENF

2
icon: ECR ECR
59

Italy ECR

For (1)

Abstain (1)

2

Romania ECR

For (1)

Abstain (1)

2

Bulgaria ECR

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

2

Belgium ECR

2

Sweden ECR

2

Czechia ECR

2

Finland ECR

1

Slovakia ECR

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

2

Latvia ECR

Against (1)

1

Netherlands ECR

2

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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reference
2019/0056(NLE)
title
Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States
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NLE - Non-legislative enactments
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