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Sonja Bekker chairs session in high-level conference on improving the social governance of EMU

The Minister of Social Affairs and Employment of Luxembourg, the Vice Prime Minister of Belgium, representatives of EU Institutions and experts discuss the reform of the European Monetary Union (EMU) and its social dimension. The meeting is organised by the Jacques Delors Institute and takes place in Luxembourg on 20 June 2018.

The reform of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) will be at the heart of the European agenda in the coming months. This reflection on the deepening of EMU should not be limited to economic, budgetary or financial stakes. EMU also has a social dimension that needs to be clarified. What social convergence is necessary for the proper functioning of EMU? What are the instruments to put in place or strengthen to achieve this social convergence? How to improve the social governance of EMU? It is during a high-level seminar that the Luxembourg government, in partnership with the Jacques Delors Institute, seeks to answer these questions in order to contribute to the debate on the deepening of EMU.

Speakers include: Nicolas Schmit, Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, Luxembourg; Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation; Frank Vandenbroucke, professor at the University of Amsterdam; Kris Peeters, Vice Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister for Work, Economic Affairs and Consumer Affairs, responsible for Foreign Trade; László Andor, former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion; Maria João Rodrigues, member of the European Parliament, rapporteur of the report on the European Pillar of Social Rights; Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue.