Good figures with a lot of « But » and a focus on intergenerational justice
On 17 July 2017 the European Commission published its annual ESDE Report, unlike in the previous not in line with the Annual Growth Survey in the framework of the European Semester at the beginning of the year but only in July - and without a public presentation. SOLIDAR has been calling for this annual overview of the most important social and employment-related developments in the EU as it gives a comprehensive and detailed picture of the social situation in Europe. This year’s edition has a focus on intergenerational justice by concentrating on the situation on the labour market and pension systems.
SOLIDAR welcomes the ESDE 2017 - although published with a significant delay - and points at the fact that the report states many good figures that give reason for hope but at the same time it stresses a lot of restrictions to these positive developments. The European Pillar of Social Rights is a good opportunity to tackle these restrictions and ensure high-level social standards for everyone living in Europe.