95% of EC Employment Committee green light Casa to negotiate ESF

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The majority of the European Commission’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs has voted in favour of Maltese MEP David Casa starting negotiations on the European Social Fund.

Around 95% of the Committee’s members have said they support Casa starting the trilogue negotiations to take place with Europe’s member states.

‘The upcoming negotiations with the Council are of huge importance, as we want to ensure that those in unemployment are given the opportunity to find new places of work, whilst also helping workers to develop better skills to find even better jobs.’

The Nationalist MEP was made the lead rapporteur for the ESF+ back in June.

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Every year the ESF+ provides opportunities for around 10 million Europeans on a yearly basis, helping them to learn new skills and seek better jobs. The fund also supports educational and employment opportunities.

In the last EU Parliament legislature, Casa was responsible for leading the negotiations on the introduction of a new Work Life Balance Directive for EU member states.