The Congress adopted the ‘Athens Declaration’ which asserts that wages are not the enemy of the economy but its motor and that the autonomy of social partners in collective bargaining must be respected while denouncing the danger of the “Euro Plus pact”. Read full declaration here. The resolutions agreed at the Congress also included measures to strengthen the adequacy of Minimum Income Schemes. The Congress elected Bernadette Ségol as Secretary General. She is the first female Secretary General of the ETUC. EAPN has written to congratulate her on her election and to wish her success in the position.