We all ♥️ #Paris where were it took place 1st presentation of incoming French Presidency to @EESC_PRESS! #PFUE2022 @CBeaune underlined this rare & precious opportunity, highlighting France's ambition to mark progress on #EU legislation, #climate #digitalisation #socialpolicy 1/1
The red thread of #PFUE2022 would be "Recovery, Power, Belonging" (“Relance, puissance, appartenance”). France would not impose an agenda, but would serve as an accelerator for the way forward on ideas and dossiers. #EU #Europe 1/2
#Recovery”- in economic terms, after the Covid pandemic; "#Power" - in terms of #security, external relations, #defence, #migratory policy, climate; and "#Belonging" - feeling of being part of the common #European political project. 1/3
@CBeaune shared his personal commitment and attachment to this last particular dimension of the #French Presidency, stressing that the past and current crises highlighted even more the need for #European unity. #PFUE2022 1/4
Progress on #EU legislation: @CBeune disclosed some of the guiding projects that the #French Presidency would move forward through the semester, in 3 main areas: #climate, #digitalisation and #social dimension. #PFUE2022 1/5
On climate, the ambition would be to progress on the “#Fitfor55” package, with the priority to reach a political agreement within the #EU on the #carbon border adjustment mechanism. #PFUE2022 1/6
On #digital field @CBeune advocated for more integrated European market & European rules, stated that a priority would be to reach an agreement on Digital Services Act & Digital Market Act #DSA/#DMA, paying tribute to the progress already achieved under #SlovenianPresidency 1/7
On #socialpolicy @CBeune: the work done on posting of workers was positive; stressed the commitment to progress on #minimumwage legislation; expressed a wish for new Commission legislative proposals on social rights for specific #workers’ categories such as platform workers. 1/8

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