The future of the Economic and Monetary Union: Commission proposes ideas to deepen social integration
EU News 420/2013
Brussels, 2 October 2013
The European Commission has proposed to create a new scoreboard to allow for better and earlier identification of major employment and social problems in the framework of the European Semester, the EU's yearly economic policy-making cycle.
Further involving trades unions and employers at both the EU and national level in the definition and implementation of policy recommendations during the European Semester, making better use of EU and national budgets to alleviate social distress and removing barriers to job mobility are also proposals that feature in a Communication on the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), adopted by the European Commission today.
The Communication follows the Commission's Blueprint on a deep and genuine EMU (IP/12/1272), published in November 2012, and will feed into discussions on the future of the EMU at the European Council on 24-25 October.