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The employers appreciate the boost to trade of the EU and the CES criticizes its little social accent

European Employers BusinessEurope said today that European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker has called for a strengthening of European trade and industry, while European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) criticized the lack of social proposals.

Brussels, September 13 (EFE) .- European employers BusinessEurope today appreciated that European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker has called for strengthening trade and industry Europeans, while the European Trade Union Confederation (CES) criticized the lack of social proposals.

Employers and unions thus reacted to the discourse on the state of the Union European Union (EU), which Juncker addressed to the plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, in which he launched a number of economic, institutional and security proposals for the future of

"For BusinessEurope, the important focus on trade and renewed attention to an EU industrial strategy are of strategic importance for prosperity and prosperity. employment of Europe in the long term, "Emma Marcegaglia, president of the European employers' association, said in a statement.

The organization stressed, in reference to the new Policy Strategy Juncker announced today that Europe needs a strategy "to tackle the impact of rapid technological, economic and political changes."

He warned, however, that this can not be done by looking inwards as European companies are integrated into global chains.

In trade, Juncker announced that the EC expects to conclude this year trade agreements with Mexico and Mercosur, as well as negotiate others with New Zealand and Australia, but will introduce a framework to monitor strategic investments.

In In that sense, the employers called for the agreements to be concluded "soon", but pointed out that some of the initiatives "need careful evaluation" because of their impact on companies, and stressed that the EU "needs to remain open to the world".

The ESC, on the other hand, criticized that "the speech painted a pink portrait of economic recovery and was too light on proposals on social justice ", in the words of its Secretary General, Luca Visenti.

In the opinion of the organization, which groups together the main trade unions in the EU, Juncker" concern "about the possible loss of jobs or the need to manage the social or work impact when talking about climate change or digitization.

unions were satisfied with the Commission's intention to launch the Union's so-called Social Rights Pillar before November, although they criticized and that it was not specified how it will be achieved by then.

On the other hand, they considered the proposal to create a European Employment Authority "interesting" and called for actively participate in it, also as "inspectors", and valued the announcement of an industrial strategy.

In addition, they insisted that in the face of the future rights should be given the same importance as economic ones in the elaboration of the economic recommendations for the countries.

Both employers and unions supported the idea of ​​creating a minister Economy and Finance.

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