Following the presentation by Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission White Paper on the Future of the EU, CEEP General Secretary Valeria Ronzitti said:
“European Employers and providers of public services and SGI are fully supportive of the initiative of President Juncker to put to discussions different scenarios on the Future of the EU. We believe that engaging with stakeholders, both at EU and at Member state levels, is the only way forward to re-connect EU citizens and the EU project.
We welcome the approach brought forward today, as it aims at making the process of reforming the European Union as open as possible and pave the way to a close cooperation with other institutions and citizens.
The European Commission has played so far a key role in driving forward the reflection on the future of the EU. It is now up to the European Council and to the Heads of state and of government to show responsibility and to make a choice for Europe among the different options outlined.
CEEP hopes that the choices which will be made will be guided by the general interest of all European citizens, and should at all costs not be guided by any electoral appeal. Our common priority is now to make Europe a safe, a prosperous and an uplifting common project again.”