How will the new Commission promote social Europe?

24 Sep 2014, keywords : ,

With the hearings of commissioners-designate due to take place over the next two weeks in the European Parliament, MEPs are currently closely examining the new match between candidates and portfolios. In light of the upcoming hearings, CESI has drafted suggestions for questions related to the promotion of Social Europe by the new Commission.

How will the new Commission promote social Europe?

What are considered to be the “big” social dossiers for the new Commission?  What place does the Commission see for the introduction of minimum wages across Europe? How will the Commission work at European level to ensure adequate protection of and investment in public services? How will the new Commission ensure that all workers voices’ are heard, after years of stripping back social dialogue? What is the Commission’s definition of ‘Better Regulation’? 

These are among the vast and varied questions which workers represented in CESI need to know the answers to. For workers throughout Europe to have confidence in and be satisfied with the competences and vision of the incoming Commission, there are many questions which must be answered.

The questions posed by CESI cover employment and social affairs, social dialogue, Economic and Monetary Union, public services, tax fraud and tax evasion, VAT policy, justice and home affairs and the broad agenda currently pursued by the Commission in ‘better regulation’.

You can read CESI’s detailed suggestions for questions related to the promotion of Social Europe by the new Commission in full here.