Thursday, 30Th July 2009 European Commission adopt Report for eradicate discriminationEU legislation has benefited workers through broader protection against discrimination based on gender and clearer definitions of discrimination, says a European Commission report adopted yesterday. The report identifies the main problems and good practices in implementing the Directive 2002/73/EC, which aims to promote equal treatment for men and women in access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions.
„The involvement of all actors – the authorities, social partners, NGOs, equality bodies and society at large – is essential if we are to make effective use of the tools to eradicate discrimination provided for in this Directive. In the current economic situation it is important more than ever to use all the human potential available in society", says Vladimir Spidla, Commissioner for Employment, Social affairs and Equal opportunities.
Implementation of Directive 2002/73/EC has generally been satisfactory, although not all countries have yet brought their rules into line with EU requirements.