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EU Priorities 2020 23-02-2009

Former EU social chief: Beware protectionist ‘boomerang’

Greek member of Parliament and former Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, Anna Diamantopoulou, told EURACTIV in an interview that Europe should fight protectionism, which she sees as a ‘boomerang’ that hits back countries trying to restrict competition and free trade.

Parliament criticises Commission on CSR

A Parliament report on the Commission's Communication on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), adopted on 9 March 2007, is critical of the Commission's approach of letting companies decide how to incorporate social and environmental concerns into business practices.
Public Affairs 19-06-2006

Stakeholder consultation: A voice for civil society in Europe?

EU institutions have always sought input by national administrations, businesses and civil society groups - or lobbyists - to assist them shaping or implementing policies. The practice became compulsory in 1997 with the Amsterdam Treaty requiring the Commission to consult widely and publish documents before putting forward major new pieces of legislation. This led to the adoption of basic principles for public consultation to ensure all relevant interested parties are properly heard. Three years on, the Commission wants to take the process to the next level by making public consultations a full aspect of EU lawmaking. In doing this, the Commission hopes to bolster the EU's transparency and legitimacy and regain public trust in the European project.

Open dispute between Commission and NGOs on CSR

The Commission has contradicted claims from NGOs that the latter shall be excluded from future talks on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Environmental groups insist on the truth of their claims.

CSR Stakeholder Forum marked by disagreement

Business and NGOs clash on conclusions of final report of Multi Stakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Voluntary vs mandatory to remain point of contention in CSR

Placing the emphasis on voluntary initiatives or mandatory measures is the hot debate as the EU's Multi Stakeholder Forum on CSR concludes its 20-month mandate and delivers its final conclusions.

Stakeholder Forum preparing its final report

The Multi-Stakeholder Forum on CSR has completed its round table meetings. Its task is now to draw conclusions which will feed into a follow-up Communication by the Commission due to come out later this year.

Anna Diamantopoulou, European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs

"We look forward to the contribution of the 10 accession countries to the EU debate on CSR", says Anna Diamantopoulou, EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs.