Euvisions met the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), George Dassis, in November 2017, on the occasion of the interinstitutional proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is currently undertaking a process of reform. Although a broad consensus exists among European institutions and governments about the need to extend its functions and to turn it into a European Monetary Fund (EMF), the nature of its future tasks is far from uncontested.
Judging from the political debate on Twitter, the discussion about the European Union was not at the core of the German electoral campaign. However, surprisingly, mainstream parties demonstrated to be more capable than Eurosceptic ones to lead discussions on Europe.
The Eurozone crisis and austerity measures are damaging not only public support for the EU but also the stock of mutual trust and respect among European citizens.
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