The single market has to work for all Europeans. We must ensure that everyone has decent living and working conditions and opportunities to improve their lives. Europe’s labour and social standards need to be updated to match the challenges of the 21st century. We need a new growth model with a strong European Pillar of Social Rights and a true European Youth Plan.
We need to stimulate the economy with a powerful European investment strategy focused on sustainable development, new technologies, better jobs and stronger economic and social convergence upward. This requires a Community budget with proper own resources as well as a Eurozone budget. We also need tough measures to tackle tax evasion and avoidance as well as to fight social dumping.