At this stage, the different reports (on long-term care, on activation measures and on unemployment benefits) to be delivered to the European Commission are in their finalising phase. The reports on long-term care and unemployment are part of the agenda of the Commission as they will open the debate on the potential amendment of the Regulations in these areas. Both will be presented at the December meeting of the Administrative Commission and will inspire the discussions there as well as in Council. As usual, the texts will be published on the trESS website by the end of the year.
We will further inform you on the above in our December 2012 newsletter. In that edition, we will also be able to present to you the new analytical topics for 2013. As under this third edition of the trESS project, we switch between thematic reports and European reports every year, 2013 certainly promises to bring a new European report. The European report takes stock of the problems and issues that arise in the Member States with regard to the application of the coordination regulations as a whole. The topics for the other analytical branches of the project are to be fixed very soon.