Measures to help crisis-hit countries to use much needed EU funds have been proposed today by the European Commission. The measures would help these Member States to tackle youth unemployment, to support small and medium sized business and to pay for key infrastructure projects.
European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding (Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights) and Commissioner László Andor (Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) will today meet with civil society organisations to discuss Roma integration in Europe.
Investing in young people's employability is vital in order to preserve our economies and well-being. The Youth Guarantee will generate a positive return by improving the economic situation, improving the employment rate and the competitiveness of our economy in the long run. In that sense it should be considered as a top priority on the EU agenda for structural reforms.
(Published in The Sun, 09/05/2013)
By Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Commission Vice-President Olli Rehn responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro and EU Commissioner László Andor, responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
A monetary union is only sustainable if its Member States are able to collectively manage the economic fundamentals in a way that each country maintains opportunities to create prosperity and social progress.