Tripartite Social Summit with the participation of José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, participated in the Tripartite Social Summit. Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Dalia Grybauskaité, President of Lithuania and President in office of the Council of the EU, were also present. The leaders 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 meeting focused on the Communication of the EC from 02/10/2013 on strengthening the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), 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.