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The cohesion policy should remain at the centre of the European agenda. We progressives must defend the policy both on grounds of solidarity and rationale: only a more equal European Union can enhance labour standards in the single market and avoid a race to the bottom in terms of social rights. All funds must be used in a transparent and just way, so that they serve their purpose of increasing sustainable development, social inclusion, and employment, especially of the youth.
Democracy: long nights in the darkest pubs discussing with friends what the ideal political system is, knowing we are lucky to have a choice
Democracy is to canvas the extra mile to win souls for a social platform that guarantees a decent job and income for all
Democracy is 300 young dreamers who set up an online community, constitution and elections to contribute to a progressive debate for Europe
We must take back our role as the global leader in the fight against climate change and in the implementation of the COP21 agreement. In doing so, the EU needs to phase out lignite and coal burning, abandon nuclear energy and diesel, while investing in renewables. The green and the circular economy will create many new jobs that can replace those lost by ceasing polluting activities.
We have to adopt an ambitious EU infrastructure investment policy. We believe that policies in this domain should be more focused on the long-term objective of creating a sustainable, green and inclusive Europe. Thus, we call for EU investments to integrate and modernize the European railway network, because this upgrades the cleanest mode of transport, improves connectivity, creates jobs and stimulates the economy.
We must strongly support the institution of a real European Social Pillar. The EU policy has been guided by macroeconomics and lost sight of the social component for too long. All policies should be tested on their social impact, and aim to create jobs and reduce poverty. The Fund to the European Aid of the Most Deprived (FEAD) must be used more to compensate those who have economically suffered from Globalization.