Belgium takes over the EU Council Presidency

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On 1 January 2024, Belgium took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months, succeeding the Spanish Presidency.

In the area of occupational health and safety, the Belgian Presidency aims, among other things, to make progress on the non-legislative proposals on mental health. In order to protect the health and safety of workers, the aim is to focus on a holistic approach to mental health, which includes work-related stress, burnout and other mental health risks. In addition, the Presidency will intensify work on important remaining files in order to complete them before the close of the current legislative period.

CEN-CENELEC, NBN and CEB-BEC will also seek to work with the Belgian Presidency during this period to ensure that European standards are recognised as an important tool for both current and future European Union policy issues.

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