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Poland - employment and social affairs

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Short-term priorities

  • preparation of a national employment strategy;
  • support for the social partners' efforts to develop their potential for implementing the social acquis.

Evaluation (November 2000)

The national employment strategy has been put in place. Support for the social partners has not advanced.

Assessment (November 2003)

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

Medium-term priorities:

  • developing appropriate structures for the job market and jointly re-examining employment policies in order to prepare for coordination participation within the European Union;
  • aligning labour law and legislation on health and safety in the work place and setting up control structures, with speedy adoption of the framework directive on the health and safety of workers;
  • continuing to introduce active, autonomous social dialogue;
  • continuing to establish a system of social protection;
  • applying the principle of equal opportunities between men and women;
  • taking measures to bring public health standards up to Community level.

Evaluation (October 1999)

Poland has made some important progress in the area of supplying social insurance in the long-term.

Evaluation (November 2000)

There has been no further progress in this area.

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

Council decision 1998/260/EC, 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121, 23.04.1998

Commission Opinion COM(1997) 2002 final
Not yet published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1998) 701 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1999) 509 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2000)709 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final - SEC(2003) 1207
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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