COVID19 and long-term care: Social Affairs + Civil liberties committees hold a joint hearing


On 28th January 2021, the EP Committees for Employment and Social Affairs as well as for Civil Liberties, Home Affairs organised a hearing on the “Consequences and lessons from the COVID-19 crisis for people living in residential institutions: a social and human rights perspective” in presence of Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, Dubravka Šuica, and Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli. AGE Platform Europe, was invited to deliver his views together with the European Disability Forum, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities, the Fundamental Rights Agency and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions.

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Interest Group welcomes the Green Paper on Ageing, but underlines some shortcomings

The Interest Group on Solidarity between Generations met on 4 February 2021 to discuss the recently published Green Paper on Ageing, with which the Commission is launching a debate across policy areas on how to address population ageing in a life-cycle perspective. Interest Group members have discussed a first reaction to the Green Paper, sent to the responsible Commission-Vice President Dubravka Šuica. Ms Šuica responded rapidly inviting to participate in the Commission’s public consultation.

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‘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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