Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wants to be remembered as the man who re-initiated the Social Dialogue at the EU level. How? By bestowing upon the European Union a social ‘triple-A’ rating, which he officially designated as “just as important as an economic and financial triple-A” at the outset his appointment, in October 2014. However, the EU was never particularly close to a ‘social triple A’, nor was any of its predecessor Communities. The simple reason: there is not much of ‘the EU’ in European social policy, nor is there a comprehensive EU social policy. This blog post evaluates Jean-Claude Juncker’s vision for European social policy.
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