The delegation, led by CESI Secretary General Klaus Heeger, CESI and CFGP President Romain Wolff, and CGFP Secretary General Steve Heiliger, exchanged with Jean Asselborn in particular about the upcoming European elections.
Raising both institutional and social and employment-related concerns and challenges that the EU will need to address in the new legislative term, the delegation presented CESI’s manifesto for the EU elections and the priorities highlighted therein, targeting a fair(er) public perception of the EU, a real social mindset for Europe and a more effective social policy making, as well as guaranteed access to universal social rights and decent work for all. A special link was made to the role of public services in these fields.
Klaus Heeger said: “Social targets of the EU can only be achieved and implemented in the Member States where public services are performing, and performance is only possible with adequate resources and equipment and sufficient personnel. Investments in public services mean investments in people.”
Picture: Steve Heiliger, Klaus Heeger, Jean Asselborn, Romain Wolff and CGFP Adviser Max Lemmer © CESI 2019