‘Solidarity between Generations must guide us through the crisis’, MEPs say to Commission & Council

On May 29, 36 Members of the European Parliament have sent a letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel, calling for upholding the EU treaty principle of solidarity between generations during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery.

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What does the Commission do to prohibit age discrimination, asks MEP

On 12 April 2020, an MEP from the Dutch party ’50plus’ asked the European Commission how it intends to ban age discrimination. He referred to a study by the Dutch consumer’s organisation Consumentenbond finding that older drivers are paying a surcharge on their insurance premium on the basis of their age, and are sometimes denied insurance.
Mr Toine Manders quoted the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which calls for banning discrimination based on age. The Commission put forward a proposal for a directive in 2008, the Horizontal Anti-discrimination Directive, to apply this principle. However, the Directive is since blocked in the Council of the EU. Mr Manders asked the Commission what it intends to do to unblock the directive.

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Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP welcomes AGE Manifesto

MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij met Anne-Sophie Parent, AGE Secretary General, to discuss AGE manifesto for the upcoming European elections. The manifesto calls for anti-discriminatory attitudes towards older people in Europe and asks candidate MEPs to take action to promote equal opportunities and realisation of human rights for all.

Europarlementariër Lambert van Nistelrooij gaat in gesprek met Anne-Sophie Parent, secretaris-generaal van AGE. Onderwerp van gesprek is het manifest wat AGE aanbiedt aan de Europarlementariërs voor de komende verkiezingen. Het manifest roept op tot een antidiscriminerende houding ten op zichte van ouderen bij de Europese verkiezingen in 2014.