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Encouraging commitments by Commissioner-designate for Jobs and Social Affairs, Nicolas Schmit

Renew Europe

The Employment and Economic Affairs Members welcomed today Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner-designate for the Jobs portfolio. During the three hours hearing, EDP MEPs had the chance to ask him about what matters to the citizens they represent, in order to evaluate his candidacy to the appointed European Commission position. 

Renew Europe MEPs enquired about children and youth skills, the future of work, and the industry 4.0, the situation of the labour market equality and about the social economy enterprises and unemployment due to ageing, among other topics. So far Schmit fulfils the 4 Renew Europe criteria announced by President Dacian Cioloș.

French MEP Sylvie Brunet, Vice-Coordinator of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs stressed“We welcome Commissioner-designate Nicolas Schmit’s strong statement today about the necessary implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. We also appreciate that, while recognising opportunities brought forward by platform work, he also stressed on the need to guarantee social protection to all precarious and platform workers. We need to be ambitious in this regard and expect concrete and timely proposals”.

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