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    "Single market, equal rights? UK perspectives on EU employment and social law", FPC-Commission-TUC conference, London Choose translations of the previous link 

    10/02/2012

    The UK has no doubt about the benefits it owes to access to the Single Market, so I do not understand certain calls for the repatriation of EU social policy legislation. A marketplace depends on free competition if it is to function properly, and that calls for agreed rules and a level playing field. I have every confidence that the British people’s innate sense of fair play will guide them in this area.

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    "Addressing Europe's employment and social challenges in a coordinated way: Employment and Social Developments Review 2011", Brussels Choose translations of the previous link 

    09/02/2012

    As we stressed in the 2012 Annual Growth Survey, the EU must address the economic, employment and social dimensions of the crisis together. Greater labour market participation and social inclusion are essential for job-rich growth and they are key elements of the Europe 2020 strategy.

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    "The Jobs Challenge in the EU and the US – What Can We Learn from Each Other" Johns Hopkins University, Washington Choose translations of the previous link 

    02/02/2012

    What brings us together today has its roots in a phenomenon that originated here in the USA, and quickly extended to Europe and the rest of the world as a financial, economic and, more and more, a social crisis. A crisis labelled by some as the Great Recession and which I will designate as the Great Crisis.

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