11 Oct

The Hungarian delegation was represented by Attila Fülöp, State Secretary for Social Policy, at the Employment, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council meeting on 9 October 2023. 

With Hungary's abstention and declaration, the Council adopted a Council Recommendation on developing framework conditions for the social economy, and it adopted further Council conclusions on mental health and precarious work, social protection for the self-employed, and housing for Roma. In the context of the Semester, the Council approved reports from the Employment Committee (EMCO) and the Social Protection Committee (SPC) and had political debates on the impact of new technologies on labour and the strengthening of European social protection systems.

The meeting was chaired alternately by Yolanda Diaz, Minister for Work and the Social Economy, Ione Belarra, Minister for Social Rights and Agenda 2030, and José Luis Escrivá, Minister for Inclusion, Social Security and Migration. 

The European Commission was represented by Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner forCommissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, and Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality.