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Tripartite Social Summit: EU leaders and social partners agree on stronger social dimension in the EU

EU News 448/2013

MEMO/13/930
Brussels, 24 October 2013

EU leaders have met with trade unions and employers' organisations (social partners) for talks on how to strengthen the social dimension of the EU and the euro area, including by better monitoring employment and social trends in future.

The social partners joined European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė (representing the rotating EU presidency) ahead of an EU summit.

The talks focused on the Commission's recent Communication on strengthening the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union (see IP/13/893), which proposed to improve the EU's economic governance system by, for example, creating a scoreboard of employment and social indicators and further involving the social partners to ensure an effective social dialogue at the EU and national levels.

Source and additional information:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-13-930_en.htm?locale=en

José Manuel Barroso, on the left, and László Andor Date: 24/10/2013 Reference: P-024214/00-20 Location: Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius (C)EU, 2013 URL