About: social dimension

Agrifood 30-08-2021

CAP deal lays ground for third ‘social’ pillar

The post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform agreement struck in June introduced a new concept of social dimension that bears the potential to build a third "pillar" for the EU's farming subsidy programme in the near future.

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".

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).

Europeans divided over austerity, want alternatives

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.

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 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'.