Extracts from the speech by José Manuel Barroso during the Spring Alliance High Level Conference "Putting People and Planet first - EU leadership for a social and green strategy post 2010"
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, attended the High Level Conference "Putting People and Planet first: EU Leadership for a social and green strategy post 2010" on 28 September 2009 in Brussels.
The conference, organised by the Spring Alliance and hosted at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), brought together stakeholders from civil society and EU decision-makers representing i.e. the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU presidencies.
Discussions focused on the so-called Spring Alliance Manifesto which advocates a balance between economic expansion on the one hand, and the welfare of European citizens as well as the sustainability of the planet, on the other hand.
The Spring Alliance has been initiated by the European Environmental Bureau, the European Trade Union Confederation, Social Platform and Concord with the objective of promoting an overarching EU strategy that pursues simultaneously economic, environmental and social goals. SHOTLISTLINK