CEEP: economic reforms are the way forward, public services work for growth

Date

16 Nov 2010

Sections

Euro & Finance
Trade & Society

This was the key message that Ralf Resch, General Secretary of CEEP, presented at the Macro Economic Dialogue at political level meeting taking place today in Brussels. The meeting was primarily devoted to the current economic situation and how to restore employment and growth.

In his intervention, Mr Resch emphasised that the crisis has accelerated efforts to strengthen the EU’s economic governance. CEEP welcomes this and the fact that macro-economic developments have gained greater prominence.

Mr Resch finally stated that there is no easy way out of the current crisis and that the full spectrum of possible measures should be explored. He underlined that “although nobody challenges the necessity to drive down public debt, cutting the budgets must reflect the priorities to work for growth. This is only possible when public services are still able to support the growth path in the future”.

For further information, please contact:

Ulrike NEUHAUSER, Acting Director of CEEP - tel. +32 (0) 2 219 27 98

CEEP gathers enterprises and organisations from across Europe, both public and private, at national, regional and local level, which are public employers or providers of services of general interest. CEEP represents more than 500 000 enterprises employing more than 64 million people and contributing directly to more than 26% of the EU GDP.

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