Commissioner Thyssen visits Romania and participates in Citizens’ Dialogue

Tomorrow and Thursday, 11 and 12 October, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, will go on a two-day visit to Romania. She will first meet with Minister of Labour and Social Justice Olguta Vasilescu. The meeting will be an occasion to discuss the ongoing Council negotiations on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive, as well as the Romanian labour market challenges highlighted in the framework of the European Semester and the reforms the government has taken so far to address them. During her stay, Commissioner Thyssen will also meet with Minister for Public Consultation and Social Dialogue, Mr Gabriel Petrea, Minister of Development, Mrs Sevil Shhaideh, and Mrs Rovana Plumb, Minister-delegate of EU Funds of Romania. To conclude the first day of the visit, the Commissioner will attend a dinner with trade union and business representatives to discuss the role of social dialogue. On Thursday, Commissioner Thyssen will participate in a Citizens’ Dialogue on the future of (social) Europe and the European Pillar of Social Rights, which can be watched here. At the start of the event, she will open an exhibition on ’60 years of EU’ together with Romanian Minister-delegate Plumb. Commissioner Thyssen and Minister-delegate Plumb will conclude the day together by visiting a project supported by the European Social Fund at the Medical University of Iasi.