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It is time to translate the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) into action, and Europe needs a new social contract for the future. This is the key message of the webinar on the Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Social Summit. The event was organised by the Workers' Group at the European Economic and Social Committee.
The images of the riot at the United States Congress and of people infiltrating the Capitol Building are shocking, deplorable and a warning sign for all. The Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee strongly condemns these events and declares its confidence in the democratic institutions of the United States. All measures must be taken to ensure the peaceful and swift transfer of power to the rightfully elected President of the United States.
On Tuesday, January 26th, from 8.30 to 10.00 a.m., the Workers' Group will be organising a Webinar on the Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Social Summit throughout our social media platforms.
Workers' Group factfile on democracy at work
"The preservation of workers' rights must be top priority in any strategy for recovery and reconstruction in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, with solidarity as its guiding principle. Safeguarding of quality employment, workers' protection and social recovery should be on an equal footing with economic concerns, as a prerequisite for a sustainable social, environmental and economic model," stressed Oliver Röpke, President of the Workers' Group, during his opening speech at the Workers' Group extraordinary meeting on 24 November 2020.
We are facing a protracted crisis where the second wave of COVID-19 crashes on an already painfully hit EU in economic and social terms.
In this delicate context, the EU managed to put forward a courageous package to support the European recovery post-COVID and at the same time guarantee a structural change in our European production system through the double transition towards digital and green economy financed by the next long-term budget and the recovery package. The EU Ambassadors also accepted a deal struck with the European parliament which establishes a clear link between EU money and the respect for the rule of law.
EESC INAUGURAL PLENARY SESSION
29 October 2020
Speech by Oliver Röpke, EESC Workers' Group President
Recovery for the Future of Europe
Oliver Röpke has been re-elected unanimously as President of the Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee for the mandate 2020-2023, during the Group's constitutive meeting today, 27 October 2020.