1st Spanish-Romanian Summit

Work and Social Economy strengthens collaboration with Romania with the Labour Inspectorate and SEPE

News - 2022.11.23

The Second Vice-President of the Government of Spain and Minister for Work and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, has signed a memorandum with her Romanian counterpart, Marius-Constantin Budăi, to strengthen bilateral cooperation instruments in the areas of Labour Inspection and employment policies promoted through the State Public Employment Service (SEPE).

The alliance in socio-labour matters will also be transferred when it comes to jointly coordinating matters of bilateral interest in the Council of Ministers of the European Union for Employment and Social Policy and other forums of the European Commission. "Both countries know how important it is to be part of the European project, an open, inclusive and social project," said Minister Díaz prior to the signing ceremony.

Spain and Romania have maintained a good level of understanding for many years in socio-labour relations. This memorandum aims to deepen and advance the exchange of information and best practices.

According to Díaz, workers in both countries welcome the fact that the two countries are coordinating positions in the discussions taking place in Brussels. The Vice-President of the Government of Spain analysed with the Romanian Minister for Labour and Social Solidarity the priorities to be promoted by the Spanish Presidency of the European Union during 2023, requesting Romania's support to achieve a directive on work on digital platforms that protects without subterfuge the presumption of employment of these workers and their right to algorithmic information and the control of the Labour Inspectorate.

"I believe that these summits contribute to something very big: the continued transformation of Europe and improvement of the lives of working people in Spain and Romania," concluded the Vice-President.

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