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Tripartite Social Summit: common press conference by José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy, Viktor Orbán, John Monks and Philippe de Buck
The Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment took place on 24/03/2011 in Brussels, while Belgian and European trade unions were protesting austerity plans ahead of the European Council meeting.
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, Viktor Orbán, Hungarian Prime Minister, John Monks, Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), and Philippe de Buck, Director-General of BusinessEurope, attended the Summit and gave a common press conference after the meeting.
The discussions focused on the effect of budgetary and fiscal consolidation on jobs and growth as well as the governance role of social partners.