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The debate on the future of the EU budget for the years 2014 to 2020 - breaking taboos to deliver a new economic development strategy for the EUThe debate on the future of the EU budget over the years 2014-2020, in respect of its size and structure (Multi financial framework 2014 -2020), its working modalities (Inter Institutional Agreement) and its financing (Own resources) is absolutely crucial for the future of the European project and its citizens.
A growth and employment strategy for Europe. Stability and growth - the missing linkA more intelligent economic policy must start with an understanding of what went wrong; that is why our alternative strategy has three fundamental aims:
- to achieve a smart fiscal consolidation, which restores confidence, taps new revenues, protects essential investment and looks for savings in those areas of the budget which cause least damage to aggregate demand and inflict least social pain
- within a medium-term fiscal consolidation strategy, to implement a coordinated European Investment Strategy, focussed on modernising infrastructure, investing in human capital and laying the foundations for a smarter, greener Europe
- to address the problems which caused the crisis, such as regional divergences in productivity, and a growing imbalance between wages and profits, which led to excessive dependence on credit to maintain aggregate demand.
Europe needs a new Social StrategyEurope's financial, economic and social crisis was first triggered by the irresponsible behaviour of large parts of the financial sector.
Latin American policy of the S&D GroupA strategic approach by the European social democrats to the Latin American situation could not be understood without taking into account the 500 years of shared history between Europe and Latin America, their longstanding agreement on values, principles, model of society and beliefs, and their common interests in response to the phenomena of globalisation.