UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU – Friends of Europe

English: Members of the Socialists and Democra...

English: Members of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament protest austerity measures at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium on September 29, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Members of the Socialists and Democra...

English: Members of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament protest austerity measures at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium on September 29, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important study, making far-reaching recommendations for a more caring Europe. It’s worth a read. Check it out!

via UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU – Friends of Europe.

Even if we accept the end goal, for a second, it’s worth pondering the different start points and the current economic landscape in Europe. For a variety of complex reasons, there’s an enormous economic, social and political divide between parts of North, South and Eastern Europe. Even now, with massive unemployment, there are vastly divergent views on reform and growth.

Surely, increasing the social and caring problems in the EU will deepen and prolong the economic, social and political crisis?

Thoughts?

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