18/05/2016 – Commissioner Thyssen delivers a speech on the 2016 European Semester package: “There are still more than 20 million people unemployed in the EU. While unemployment is consistently going down, this trend is still too slow. The level of poverty across Europe has stabilised for the first time, but it is still too high. Too much inequality hampers growth. And there are more social challenges ahead. The world of work is rapidly changing. We are confronted with long term challenges like globalisation, ageing societies and changing work patterns. The digital revolution is full of opportunities, but also entails a number of challenges. Therefore, we need to continue on the path of modernisation and reform together with Member States and social partners…”
Read the whole speech here.