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05/12/2016

Social Affairs Ministers: Lisbon strategy must include strong social dimension

Topic: social dimension


Juncker and a Revival of the ‘European Social Model’?

Juncker’s plans to relax austerity and assess the social impact of structural reforms suggests that a revival of the ‘European social model’ is in the making. But what does that mean, asks Leticia Díez Sánchez.

EU prepares first 'social monitoring' report

As the European Commission prepares to issue its first-ever social policy recommendations in the framework of the strengthened European Semester of economic policy coordination, there are lingering questions as to what the whole process will actually achieve, with critics branding it a "communications exercise".
EU Priorities 2020 14-04-2014

The next European Commission: What challenges?

In the autumn of 2014, a new team of commissioners will take charge of the EU executive. As Europe's economic storms calm down, the next Commission can set its sights on a number of long-term challenges when drafting its programme. An overview of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Social dimension of the EMU: the road half taken

At this month's European Council (24-25 October), EU leaders are supposed to discuss the social dimension of the economic and monetary union, a proposal launched by the Commission, early October. Ideas are floated, but the initiative lacks ambition and far-reaching steps, writes Andrej Stuchlik.
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Commission presents initiatives to strengthen EU's social dimension

Social policy indicators such as unemployment could soon form part of the European Commission’s regular monitoring of EU countries’ economic and budgetary imbalances under plans floated by Brussels today to deepen the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

Commission floats ‘ideas’ to deepen the EU’s social side

Social policy indicators such as unemployment could soon form part of the European Commission’s regular monitoring of EU countries’ economic and budgetary imbalances under plans floated by Brussels today to deepen the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).
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Europeans divided over austerity, want alternatives

SPECIAL REPORT / As the European Commission is about to present proposals to strengthen the "social dimension of the economic and monetary union", a new poll shows that up to 60% of Europeans believe there are better ways of solving the economic crisis than austerity.

EU agencies push case for solidarity as ‘Social Union’ proposal nears

A week before the European Commission presents its proposals for a "Social Union", four key EU agencies called for social policy to be mainstreamed into Europe's response to the economic crisis on Wednesday (25 September).
Future EU 08-02-2012

Father of Europe contemplates his broken family

Jacques Delors, former European Commission president, and José Manuel Barroso, the current chief of the EU executive, both regretted the national "resistance" and "lack of spirit of cooperation" amongst the leaders of the 27 EU countries in dealing with the bloc's debt crises.

Reflecting on EU solidarity

The European Union has had a social agenda since the early days of the European Economic Community (EEC), argues Joachim Fritz-Vannahme, director of European projects at the Bertelsmann Stiftung, in a November paper.

Calls for 'a more social' Europe are unjustified

Calls for Europe to be 'more social' are unjustified as there is nothing particularly 'un-social' either in the EU at large or the internal market, argues Jacques Pelkmans in a paper for the College of Europe.

Parliament: "No alternative" to reforming social model

The Parliament adopted, with a broad majority, its own-initiative report on a European Social Model for the future.

Dutch Presidency disappoints social NGOs

The Dutch "failed to anchor issues such as the fight against poverty, non-discrimination and social inclusion to a clear human rights agenda", claim NGOs.

Commission: social protection systems in EU must be modernised to encourage employment

The Commission has set out the improvements in incentive measures needed for the EU to achieve its objective of a 70 per cent employment rate by 2010.
Health & Consumers 21-10-2003

Social Affairs Ministers: Lisbon strategy must include strong social dimension

The Social Affairs Council on 20 October discussed the Commission's Communication on 'Strengthening the social dimension of the Lisbon strategy'.