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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4 February 2021: Responding to the Green Paper on Ageing

On behalf of the Interest Group on Solidarity between Generations, the MEPs Mr Duda, Mr Brglez and Ms Zdanoka are inviting for a meeting on Thursday 4 February to discuss the way forward after the publication of the Green Paper on Ageing by the European Commission

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The European Parliament addresses ageing in the EU’s regions

The European Parliament is currently debating a report under the title ‘Reversing demographic trends in EU regions using cohesion policy instruments‘. While the report is written by the Committee on Regional Development, the Employment and Social Affairs committee has now finalised its opinion. In the opinion, the Committee calls for initiatives such as a charter of the rights of older persons, a framework directive on long-term care and a European care strategy, investments into public services and quality of life in rural areas as well as opportunities for intergenerational exchanges.

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