Social Europe at a Crossroads

Improving global governance
Sep 28, 2016 | FES-Clingendael, Jan Wiersma, Michiel Luining

Since mid-2000 increased inequality and economic imbalances have threatened the European project. In their paper for the FES-Clingendael seminar, Jan Wiersma and Michiel Luining suggest that divergent views on essential elements of social Europe make major changes unlikely. As regards the EU’s economic governance in overhauling the European Semester, member states advance different perspectives - more binding social indicators, or stricter application of the present rules. As Euroscepticism gains ground, more traditional parties are demanding a correction in the EU’s market-oriented policies and a strengthening of its social dimension.

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