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The Social Platform promotes social justice and participatory democracy by voicing the concerns of its member organisations.

Press Release: Social indicators are not enough

On Thursday June 27, European Heads of state and government will meet at the European Council to discuss the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Social Platform has called on the Council to rebalance the financial and economic dimension of the EU with a stronger social dimension to ensure an EU that is focused on the well-being of its people. The recently leaked draft Council conclusions propose to monitor social imbalances in Europe but do not propose any concrete measures to respond to social problems. Without counter measures the EMU will not have a fully implemented and integrated social dimension.

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