Anti-Racism Action Plan

The Commission has presented today (Friday 18th September) a new EU anti-racism action plan that sets out a series of measures for the next 5 years. Inter alia, the Commission will ensure that Member States fully implement relevant EU law and further strengthen the legal framework, if needed. This could happen in particular in the areas…

European Climate Law

Following a vote on Thursday in the European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) on Climate Law, the S&D Group stressed its “satisfaction for the important outcome achieved.”  The EU Parliament’s chief negotiator and committee on environment S&D coordinator, Jytte Guteland, commented: “This is a significant improvement of the Commission’s proposal and makes the European Climate Law fit for purpose….

EP Weakens Gender Equality Proposals

During a vote in the European Parliament in Brussels, liberals and conservatives voted to water down an amendment introduced jointly by the Socialists, Democrats (S&D) and the Greens calling to introduce concrete and binding measures to close the gender pay gap.  The measures include clear criteria for assessing the value of work, gender-neutral job evaluation…