Call for a follow-up to the Green Paper by the Commission

30 MEPs from six political groups and some independent MEPs have called on the Commission to provide a follow-up to the Green Paper on Ageing. Underlining the need for respect of older persons’ fundamental rights and non-discrimination for persons of all ages, the MEPs ask the Commission whether the Green Paper will be followed up by a White Paper, an Age Equality Strategy, or any other measure to complete the EU framework on non-discrimination.

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Commission answers MEPs: EU Care Strategy is coming

Answering written questions by MEPs Sirpa Pietikäinen (FI, EPP), Luke Ming Flanagan (IE, The LEFT) and Marisa Matias (PT, The LEFT), Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit reiterated the announcement of the EU Care Strategy for 2022. According to the Commission, the Strategy will cover both care users and carers, as well as formal and informal care. Childcare will be covered by a parallel initiative to revise the Barcelona targets for Early Childhood Education and Care.

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EU Care Strategy should address people in need for care, informal carers and the care workforce – question by MEPs

A group of 32 MEPs has addressed a written question to the European Commission, asking for details about the European Care Strategy. The MEPs point out that according to a recent EU report, only one in three persons in need for care can actually access long-term care services. In September, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced a European Care Strategy in her State of the Union Speech.

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