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Today, the European Commission publishes its third EU Citizenship Report taking stock of progress since 2014 and further presenting actions to ensure citizens can fully enjoy their rights when working, travelling, studying or participating in elections.
Today, the European Commission is taking a further step towards establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights with a high level conference in Brussels.
Around 3 million jobs have been created and employment has risen, pushing back poverty. However, unemployment remains high, with huge disparities across Member States. Labour markets and societies will need to adapt to new forms of work.
Political group leaders discussed how to relieve the humanitarian tragedy in Aleppo, sanctions against Russia and ways to boost European defence capacities ahead of the European Summit.
The European Commission is presenting a revision of the EU legislation on social security coordination. The proposal modernises the current rules to ensure that they are fair, clear and easier to enforce.
The Council made further progress on preventing corporate tax avoidance, achieving a broad consensus on a draft directive. Ministers also adopted a directive granting access for tax authorities to information held by authorities responsible for the prevention of money laundering.
The Commission is launching the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, together with Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe which are essential in today's job market and society.
The Council reached agreement on its position on a directive concerning the exposure to carcinogens in the workplace, opening the way for discussions with the European Parliament.
The European Commission adopted a Communication that highlights the main achievements of the Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) since their launch in 2013.
The College adopted a Communication re-examining its proposal for a revision of the Posting of Workers Directive in the context of the subsidiarity control mechanism that several national parliaments triggered in May.