EE2014 - ReACT Conference

Type: News   Reference: 94644   Duration: 00:06:51  Lieu: Paris, France
End production: 15/10/2013   First transmission: 15/10/2013
"Perspective pour l'emploi en Europe - Innovation et Formation" statements by - Pervenche BERES (S&D, FR), Chair of the EP Committee on Employment - Jean-Marc BORELLO, President of SOS Group - Pierre CAHUC, French economist - Alexandre MALSH, CEO and co-founder of meltygroup

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00:00:05 SOUNDBITE (French :Pervenche BERES, (S&D, FR), chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament: When in 2009, EU endorsed the strategy EU 2020, the question of the objective of combating poverty has become one of the five major objectives of this strategy over 10 years. Well now we have to implement it . And to implement it means, for example, that when saving the banks this is not only to save them but it is also to allow them to retake their roles of intermediaries in favour of investments financing. And not in any investment. It should focus on investment that creates jobs. 00:00:41
00:00:46 SOUNDBITE (French :Pervenche BERES, (S&D, FR), chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament: The first large battle it was the Charter of fundamental rights where some Member States did not want to hear about social rights and wanted that treat on civil liberties within the meaning of the rights of the Council of Europe. We have obtained this recognition of social rights in the heart of the Charter of fundamental rights. 00:00:20
00:01:06 SOUNDBITE (French :Pervenche BERES, (S&D, FR), chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament: There is a European level where these issues need to be addressed because otherwise there is a risk of unravelling national social protection systems and it will not solve the unemployment issue as it arises. It's as simple as that. 00:00:19
00:01:25 SOUNDBITE (French :Pervenche BERES, (S&D, FR), chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament: We are now at the stage where we was in 1920 with regard to paid holidays. It was a beautiful utopia that no one imagined that would become reality so quickly. Now maybe we are a little more advanced in the debate on minimum wages. 00:00:18
00:01:43 SOUNDBITE (French) Pierre CAHUC Professor of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique: It is very difficult to act out a convergence of wages. It must be done in fact that employees will become more and more productive in a certain area. 00:00:12
00:01:55 SOUNDBITE (French) Pierre CAHUC Professor of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique: We must therefore encourage convergence efficiency of employees in these countries by investing in infrastructure. It would be dangerous to impose separations to every high levels in these countries. This might be very unfavourable to employment. 00:00:17
00:02:12 SOUNDBITE (French) Pierre CAHUC Professor of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique: The mobility of Europeans is actually reduced to 0.29% of Europeans working in another country. Several factors explain this limited mobility. First of all a problem of culture: many Europeans do not want to move, they want to live near their land so that it is a matter of choice. There are also other factors which actuality limit the mobility of people who would like to move. For example the fact that the retirement system is not transferable from one country to the other. 00:00:34
00:02:46 SOUNDBITE (French) Pierre CAHUC Professor of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique: Europe can play a role in promoting the mobility of many levers: the recognition of diplomas in different countries, learning the languages, some programs such as Erasmus promotes this mobility so there are a lot of levers to implement to promote a better understanding for each European of other countries and increase their desire to move. 00:00:30
00:03:16 SOUNDBITE (French) Pierre CAHUC Professor of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique: There is much to be done to improve this mobility through the development of improved portability of rights. 00:00:08
00:03:24 SOUNDBITE (French) Jean Marc BORELLO Délégué général du Groupe SOS I am confident that the corporate world is mobilizing because he no longer has the means to do otherwise. A company today must realize its economic impact but also its social and environmental impact. This is not a matter of choice, this is the way for a company to be perennial today. 00:00:23
00:03:47 SOUNDBITE (French) Jean Marc BORELLO Délégué général du Groupe SOS There was a inaccuracy to account the activity of a company only from the economic point of view. We privileged the ownership compared to other classes among other employees and customers and today we must rebalance the different economic, social and environmental impacts as well as the precise measurement of positive and negative externalities in a company. 00:00:29
00:04:16 SOUNDBITE (French) Jean Marc BORELLO Délégué général du Groupe SOS : It seems to me that Parliament could allow inter alia on positions taken by would undertake it social, to develop by obviously tax incentives and by the opportunity to meet European experiences. By the ability to create units that are going to grow beyond our borders, to allow this kind of companies become realities at the community level. 00:00:31
00:04:47 SOUNDBITE (French) Jean Marc BORELLO Délégué général du Groupe SOS : I believe that the intervention of the public authorities around social enterprise it is not funding but to make things possible. In France, we have a law, and a number of countries of the Union are to have legal tools to enable social entrepreneurship. It is not about subsidies distribution but to create the legal and economic conditions of development of social entrepreneurship. No subsidy, but jobs. 00:00:35
00:05:22 SOUNDBITE (French) Alexandre MALSCH CEO and co-founder of Meltygroup: The only thing that I wish as an entrepreneur is that the Rules stop to change. The only thing that I can not predict it is how these rules are going to change. Should you fight against competitors while the rules are changing permanently, that makes all even more complicated. 00:00:17
00:05:39 SOUNDBITE (French) Alexandre MALSCH CEO and co-founder of Meltygroup: What interested me, it's almost not to vote to ensure that things do not change. I have the impression that it would be better to take more examples to show of beautiful companies that work, creating a little more 'champions'. There are plenty of beautiful companies in digital: Deezer, Meetic, Dailymotion, Criteo. They are fabulous and there is not enough. There are entrepreneurs who do crazy stuff, it would be great to talk about more. What would be interesting is to help some SMEs so that they become really cools, that the stories are inspiring, so to makes you have the wish also to create things. 00:00:34
00:06:13 SOUNDBITE (French) Alexandre MALSCH CEO and co-founder of Meltygroup: If there was the chance that everything is more simple and uniform, instead of creating full small markets, it would create a big market which would be easier to contact and suddenly it would pool full of things, saving lots of costs and become more competitive with non-EU countries. 00:00:15
00:06:28 SOUNDBITE (French) Alexandre MALSCH CEO and co-founder of Meltygroup: I think it is important that European countries look at them and ask themselves: "How do we become more competitive, more attractive?" and the union literally make the strength. Each European country is too small to be a global market. If all European countries could really work together, Europe could be an important major strategic choice. 00:00:23
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