Minister Pastirnac, Spanish officials discuss labour market campaigns in Spain

In continuation of her working visit to Spain, Pastirnac met Belen Prado Sanjurjo, the deputy minister for social policies and family of the Community of Madrid, and Alberto Montero Soler, chair of the Employment and Social Security Committee of Spain's Congress of Deputies.

The Minister for Romanians Abroad, Andreea Pastirnac, and Spanish officials have discussed the development of projects with impact on the Romanian community of Spain, including an information campaigns on the rights and obligations on Spain's labour market.

In continuation of her working visit to Spain, Pastirnac met Belen Prado Sanjurjo, the deputy minister for social policies and family of the Community of Madrid, and Alberto Montero Soler, chair of the Employment and Social Security Committee of Spain's Congress of Deputies.

"At the proposal of the Romanian minister, the two sides agreed to carry out joint campaigns next year to inform Romanian nationals about the rights and obligations on Spain's labour market, to prevent and combat the risk factors arising from illegal employment, the legislation of the two countries, the promotion of gender equality, and the development of joint projects in the Madrid Community," the Ministry for Romanians Abroad (MRP) said Wednesday in a press statement.

At the same time, Pastirnac extended an invitation to Spanish officials to join in the next sessions of the "Get Informed at Home to be Safe in the World!" national campaign initiated by MRP in collaboration with other Romanian institutions.

"Also discussed with the Spanish officials was the possibility of resuming the bilateral dialogue both at the level of experts and especially at a parliamentary level regarding the recognition of dual citizenship for Romanians residing in Spain. Another main item on the agenda was the possibility of including in the Spanish education curricula of the Romanian language, so as to ensure the preservation of the linguistic identity of Romanian young people enrolled with Spanish schools," according to MRP.

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