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Social Protection 4 All - SOLIDAR Members in Action | No. 4 Decent work 4 All | June 2015
SOLIDAR members work in more than 100 countries in the world together with independent, representative and accountable community-based organisations and social movements, social economy actors (namely workers’ cooperatives), independent trade unions and local NGOs committed to promote decent work for all with a focus on the most vulnerable and at risk of exclusion groups.
Greek crisis is a European crisis and puts future of Europe at risk!
As the result of the breakdown of negotiations last weekend and the Greek delegation leaving, we call for a strong civic reaction in Europe.
Despite scaremongering, accusations amongst various stakeholders, urgent press conferences and calls for referendum, the publication of the negotiation proposals by the European Commission last weekend gives clearly evidence for a push to continue austerity. Although qualified by Commission President Juncker as “responsible and socially balanced”, they continue policies that lead to further rise of inequalities.
Better Regulation Watchdog - first meeting of members
On 29 June the members of the Better Regulation Watchdog initiative gathered in Brussels for their first official meeting. The launch meeting was used as a platform to discuss the Better Regulation Package and the REFIT actions, to network and to discuss further actions by the watchdog initiative. SOLIDAR, as a founding member of the Better Regulation Watchdog, ensures that within the monitoring activities by the Better Regulation Watchdog initiative the impact on social and fundamental rights is taken into account. Within the scope of the launch meeting of the newly-founded network the participants took the chance to get to know each other, share common goals and interests and to discuss initial ideas for further actions.
From time to time we are told that the EU always emerges stronger from a crisis, but this time there are many reasons to doubt it. Lurching between comedy and tragedy, the leaders of our Union look as though they are simply not yet up to the key challenges.