Main results of the Council:

The Council held an initial policy debate on a draft Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment outside the area of employment.

The Council agreed on partial general approaches on two draft Regulations concerning the coordination of social security systems.

The Council adopted a Decision designating 2010 as the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.

The Council took note of an interim report on the mission for flexicurity.


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