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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Please commit to a Europe for all ages! AGE members urge Commission President candidate

Non-discrimination, civil dialogue, sustainable future and intergenerational cooperation are critical priorities that the future European Commission really needs to focus on! Older people’s organisations across Europe urge Commission President candidate.

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‘By building an age-friendly Europe, we build a friendly and better Europe for all of us – Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

Member of the European Parliament Sirpa Pietikäinen, of the Finnish Kansallinen Kokoomus (National Coalition Party/EPP) has called for age-friendly societies in a video message:

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