The State of the Union speech was made this morning by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. It will give important pointers for the priorities of the Commission so benefits from careful reading. There is one section about protecting the European way of life. One of the distinctive contributions of Europe is our welfare states and our high levels of social protection. EAPN recognises that it is not possible to mention everything in one speech but we hope that in the future this aspect of the European way of life will be highlighted more, and that clear actions to cooperate to protect and develop Europe’s welfare states will have higher visibility.
See the full State of the Union speech here.
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