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Minister for Social Protection says she will focus in Youth Guarantee


On Thursday February 28th the EU EPSCO Council meeting (EU Employment and Social Affairs Ministers) will be jointly chaired by Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton. The Council’s discussions will focus on the EU Youth Guarantee and employment. Before the start of the EPSCO meeting the two Ministers will host an informal breakfast meeting with the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, to discuss ways of better coordinating economic and fiscal policies as well as enhancing the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union. 

The main focus of the morning session, chaired by Minister Joan Burton, will be on the EU Youth Guarantee.

In the afternoon, Minister Richard Bruton will chair a policy debate by EU Employment Ministers on the Commission’s Annual Growth Survey and Joint Employment Report in the context of the European Semester.

Ahead of the Council meeting Minister Burton said: "My focus will be on the delivery of the Youth Guarantee.

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