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Tuesday, 2 September 2008 - Brussels OJ edition

Social package (First part) (debate)

  Maria Petre (PPE-DE).(RO) I am glad that today we are discussing the relaunching of the social package.

Europe needs social progress, Europe in general, with its old or new members. The united Europe is dealing with the same challenges: demographic ageing, loss of jobs from the perspective of globalization, poverty among children

Commissioner Špidla, I welcome your approach of the issue of solidarity between generations. We need a new stimulant in this matter, but I equally welcome the reiteration of the idea of solidarity between regions because it is here that we can measure most accurately social cohesion or its absence.

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