Increasing job creation and competitiveness, while safeguarding social cohesion, was a central theme at the Employment and Social Affairs Council in Brussels on 10 March.
The (EPSCO) Council adopted its contribution to the Spring European Council. The Council adopted a common position with a view to the adoption of a Directive (recast version) on implementation of the principle of equal treatment of men and women in employment and occupation matters.
The Council adopted a Regulation amending Regulation No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, self-employed persons and members of their families moving within the Community and Regulation No 574/72 on the procedure for implementing Regulation No 1408/71 (miscellaneous amendments 2004).
The Council reached a general approach on a draft regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons and their families moving within the Community (miscellaneous amendments 2005).