EMU – has the social dimension disappeared?

The question of the social dimension of the EMU and the impact the crisis has had on our European social model are completely ignored by the paper. The words “social” or “solidarity” are absent - as they seem to be in the thinking of these EU leaders. Although Juncker, then President of the Eurogroup, was co-author of the 4-Presidents-Paper in 2012, elements such as the creation of a shock-absorption function at EU level that would ensure a form of fiscal solidarity have completely disappeared from the new report.
That balancing measures are needed has been shown again by the report on Employment and Social Developments 2014 which again gave evidence that the economic and social divergences in and between European Member States and regions are increasing and so are inequality and poverty.