Unions for a New Social Agenda with Esther Lynch – FEPS Talks #147

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Inspired by the recent conference organised by the Belgian presidency of the EU Council on Social Europe, ETUC General Secretary Esther Lynch shares her assessment of the „La Hulpe declaration”, and expresses some regret for the lack of full support from the side of business. She offers a shortlist of the most important achievements of the current EU mandate, praising EU Commissioners Nicolas Schmit and Helena Dalli.

She elaborates on the high risk of returning to an austerity focused macroeconomic policy in the EU, while the workers of Europe would need a new orientation for investment and job creation, especially to facilitate a just transition. We learn that the Unions are awaiting the new MEPs and the incoming European Commission with very concrete demands and policy ideas. At the very end of the conversation, Esther Lynch also reveals her personal plans for Labour Day.

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