Read here below editorial by Pierre Baussant, 28/09/2015
This week is politically essential for us – After having seen the debate postponed twice already, I will be impatient to hear what will come out of the discussions and will focus my attention on concrete decisions taken by the Commission. I will certainly have a more detailed understanding on 1 October when, together with other NGO representatives, I will meet with Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility to discuss how to make Europe worthy of a social ‘triple A’ status. I am committed to bringing concrete, pragmatic and result-oriented propositions to the debate, but I too often feel that the Commission views social policy as a variable to be adjusted to economic policy. But what if economic policy was to be adjusted to social policy?