Conclusion: European Socialists and Democrats, actors of change
We, European Socialists and Democrats, stand for positive reforms. We offer a detailed, progressive agenda of reforms and investments addressing key structural challenges Europe faces. Our reforms are geared towards competitiveness, based on increased productivity and employment and a well-functioning public sector, as compared to conservative reforms, which focus mainly on labour cost-cutting and privatisation and which have resulted in near-deflation and rising inequalities.
We are committed to act to bring back a growth that benefits all Europeans. We are aware that some of our proposals for reforms would imply structural changes in European economy, a structural change in the answers provided to the crisis, and that they would need to go hand in hand with new investment. This is why our proposals include both national and European reforms.
We are convinced that the EU and Member States need such shift in their policies and we will make sure they adopt and implement bold, progressive structural reforms that not only permit economic recovery, but also set Europe on a sustainable growth path that benefits all of its citizens.
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