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Priorities in the short term:

  • draw up a national strategy for employment;
  • support the efforts of the social partners to ensure that they have the capacity to develop and implement the acquis, especially through bilateral social dialogue.

Evaluation (November 2000)

Progress has been made in the preparation of a national strategy for employment and the bilateral social dialogue.

Assessment (November 2003)

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

Priorities in the medium term:

  • set up appropriate structures relating to the labour market and jointly re-examine employment policies with a view to preparing to take part in coordination in the European Union;
  • bring into line labour law and health and safety at work legislation, especially by the rapid adoption of the framework Directive on the health and safety of workers;
  • pursue the establishment of an active social dialogue;
  • pursue the introduction of social protection;
  • apply the principle of equal opportunities between men and women;
  • adopt measures designed to bring public health standards up to Community level.

Evaluation (October 1999)

Progress has been made in the area of equal opportunities between men and women.

Evaluation (November 2000)

No progress has been made with these priorities.

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 98/265/EC of 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121, 23.04.1998

Decision 1999/856/EC of 6.12.1999
Official Journal L 335, 28.12.1999

Commission Opinion COM(97)2007 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(98)706 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1999)507 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2000)707 final

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final - SEC(2003) 1204
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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