Czech presidency of the Council of the EU: expectations and asks

At HOTREC 84th General Assembly in Prague, Czech Vice Minister for Regional Development, Mr Ondrej Profant, presented his country’s priorities for the EU Presidency relevant to hospitality. It includes reaching a level playing field for the sector and boosting the green and digital transition for tourism. Minister Profant reminded us that hospitality provides jobs and growth but was being impacted by rising energy and food prices.

Although we haven’t yet seen the Presidency’s working programme, we hope to see progress on the tourism pathways to help the recovery and transition of the tourism sector as well as the development of the European Commission’s initiative on Short-Term Rentals.

By and large, we anticipate the lifting of all travel restrictions, allowing international travellers to come to Europe again.

In addition, on Social Affairs, we call for the proposal for a Directive on Minimum wages to respect the well-established collective bargaining, as well as national statutory systems. We also hope that the proposal for a Directive on Pay Transparency protects SMEs and micro-enterprises from extra administrative burdens. On Platform work, we would welcome indicative EU criteria – not mandatory – in order to avoid any interference with labour status at the national level.

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12 Jan
12/01/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
Slides are accessible here: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Presentation-HOTREC-workshop-on-PPWR-120123.pdf
7th Coordination Meeting Pact for Skills in Tourism
12/01/2023    
15:00 - 16:30
On 12 January 2023 took place another coordination meeting of the Pact for Skills.
19 Jan
19/01/2023    
All Day
HOTREC has joined the RESTWITHEU project focusing on challenges faced by the restaurant industry. First workshop will be held in Lyon on 19/01/2023.
Meeting with DG GROW - Tourism Unit & HOTREC
24/01/2023    
14:00 - 15:00
Main outcome of the meeting available
25 Jan
25/01/2023    
09:30 - 13:00
Hotel Le Chatelain, Brussels EXCOM Slides - 25 Jan. 2023 - NEW List of Participants Expense Claim Template for ExCom Members HOTREC Guidelines for reimbursement [...]
Info session - EU funding opportunities on trainings to be provided to third country nationals’ willing to work in the hospitality sector
26/01/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
Recording of the session; PowerPoint and general note of the meeting available!
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