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Cyprus - Employment and social affairs

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Short-term priorities:

  • support the social partners' capacity-building efforts in order to develop and implement the acquis;
  • strengthen administrative capacity in the fields of labour law, equal opportunities and coordination of social security;
  • strengthen enforcement structures in the fields of health and safety at work (in particular the Labour Inspectorate).

Evaluation (November 2001)

Progress has been made in relation to these priorities.

Evaluation (October 2002)

Cyprus has supported the social partners' capacity-building efforts, which should be further supported by training.
At the end of 2002, an equal opportunities committee is to be set up and a budget allocated.
With regard to public health, the measures provided for in the action plan are either already in place or in the pipeline.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities:

  • transposal and implementation of European Union legislation in the fields of health and safety at work, labour law, equal opportunities and public health;
  • strengthen related administrative structures and the necessary structures to ensure coordination in the area of social security;
  • preparation of a national employment strategy, with the help of the Joint Employment Policy Review, with a view to later participation in the European Employment Strategy.

Evaluation (November 2001)

These priorities have been partially addressed.

Evaluation (October 2002)

Preparations for drawing up an employment strategy have begun.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

REFERENCES

Decision 2000/248/EC of 20.03.2000
Official Journal L 78 of 29.03.2000

Commission Report COM(2001) 700 final - SEC(2001) 1745
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002) 700 final - SEC(2002) 1401
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final - SEC(2003) 1202
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Last updated: 19.11.2004
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