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Social Europe Journal: Social policy will be critical to a sustainable EMU

European policy-makers have some vitally important decisions to make in the coming weeks. The June meeting of the European Council is due to consider the role of social policy in the wider context of economic and monetary union (‘EMU’). The background to this process consists, firstly, of the adoption in November 2012 of the Blueprint for a deep and genuine EMU which referred to the need for greater policy coordination in the ‘field of employment’.

Professor Simon Deakin, Director of the Centre for Business Research based at CJBS, discusses the importance of social policy to the European Monetary Union.

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