Following the conclusion of the European Council meeting and EuroSummit this Thursday and Friday, CEEP General Secretary Valeria Ronzitti commented:

On Social Europe: “For CEEP members, it is important for economic and social progress to go hand-in-hand. The explicit references to social dialogue in the Council conclusions is a clear signal, and we, as a cross-industry social partner, are ready and committed to play our role in reinforcing the Social dimension of the European project.”

On the steps to complete the Economic and Monetary Union: “We welcome the roadmap agreed by the EuroSummit for the next 6 months. Together with our members, we intend to support the proposed agenda, and to positively contribute to completing the EMU. Building a compromise on further strengthening the resilience of our economies is more than needed, and public services providers are well placed to know that resilience and stability are essential to avoid short-sighted solutions in time of crisis.”

On migration: “We support the proposal to create a financial instrument dedicated to stemming illegal migration in the post-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework. Finding future-proof solutions to the migration crises Europe has faced is a necessity: the proposed financial instrument is a part of the answer, and it will help to switch the focus away from the crisis and move it to the very necessary and more important discussions on the integration of migrants in our labour markets and society.”

 

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