Conclusions 2803rd Council meeting: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer AffairsComments Off on Conclusions 2803rd Council meeting: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

EU ministers for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs met on 30 and 31 May 2007 in Brussels. A provisional version of the Council press release is available to the public.

Following achievements were considered main results of the Council meeting:
  • The Council unanimously accepted all the amendments voted by the by European Parliament plenary on 25 April 2007 concerning a draft regulation on advanced therapy medicinal products.
  • The Council reached general approaches on three draft regulations concerning the coordination of the social security systems.
Furthermore the Council adopted several conclusions concerning Health Affairs:
  • The Council further adopted a Resolution on a Community strategy 2007-2012 on health and safety at work.
  • The Council adopted conclusions on health services, reflecting the outcome of the informal meeting of Health ministers in Aachen (CPME news 23/4)
  • The Council adopted conclusions on health promotion by means of nutrition and physical activity.
  • The Council further adopted conclusions based on the outcome of the Presidency conference on combating HIV/AIDS, held in Bremen on 12-13 March 2007. (CPME news 14/3)
  • The Council endorsed a joint Employment Committee (EMCO) and Social Protection Committee (SPC) opinion on active ageing, encouraging older people to remain active in later life.
  • Following the debate, the Council and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, adopted conclusions on the importance of family-friendly policies in Europe and the establishment of an Alliance for Families. (CPME news 12/3)
  • As part of the annual follow-up to the Beijing platform for action for the advancement of women, the Council adopted conclusions setting out 3 indicators on “Education and training of women”, one of the 12 critical areas for action2.
  • The Council adopted a recommendation on the prevention of injury and the promotion of safety