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Parliamentary questions
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22 February 2019
E-000975-19
Question for written answer E-000975-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Louis Michel (ALDE)

 Subject:  Social Europe
 Answer in writing 

The vitality of the social and solidarity-based economy in Europe is well established: it accounts for 10% of the EU’s GDP and employs more than 6% of the workforce.

However, the social and solidarity-based economy remains politically insignificant and does not yet play a big enough role in EU policy-making. Building a more inclusive, sustainable and equitable European Union is essential if we are to emerge from the current political crisis.

The major challenges of our time, such as the environment, demographics, migration and exclusion, can only be successfully addressed at European level.

How will the Commission make the European project more social and solidarity-based in order to reduce the growing social divide in the EU?

Original language of question: FR 
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