EU: trade union & employers agree on refugee crisis, digitalisation, industrial policy, & social dialogue


Joint statements on


Joint declaration on


The joint statements and joint declaration will be presented to Presidents Juncker and Tusk, and Dutch Prime Minister Rutte at the Tripartite Social Summit on Wednesday 16 March, 16h-19h.

The social partners request that the declaration is supported by the European Commission and Council, the EU institutions directly involved in the new start of social dialogue.  



For more information contact:

Julian Scola, ETUC,, mob +32 486 117 394

Peter Sennekamp, Business Europe,, mob +32 496 91 93 15

Maxime Staelens, CEEP, tel +32 2 229 2140

Jenny Manin, UEAPME,, mob +32 496 520 329

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