Trade Unions, Lisbon and Europe 2020: From Dream to Nightmare
No 5, Europe in Question Discussion Paper Series of the London School of Economics (LEQs) from London School of Economics / European Institute
On 24 November 2009 the European Commission published its consultation paper on the EU 2020 strategy. This paper analyses European trade union responses, and contrasts the very limited participation in the exercise with the greater response to the Green Paper Modernising Labour Law three years earlier. It argues that a key explanation is growing trade union disenchantment with the evolution of the 2000 Lisbon Strategy – embraced remarkably uncritically at the time – as it developed over the subsequent decade. In effect, the neoliberal implications of European integration have become increasingly unencumbered by any pretence at a ‘social dimension’. It is far from clear that trade unions have as yet a strategy to respond to the far harsher European policy environment.
References: View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS/LEQSPaper45.pdf Full text (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found (http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS/LEQSPaper45.pdf [301 Moved Permanently]--> https://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS/LEQSPaper45.pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:erp:leqsxx:p0045
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Europe in Question Discussion Paper Series of the London School of Economics (LEQs) from London School of Economics / European Institute
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Katjana Gattermann ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).