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Dn this marketing campaign for the European elections, the intense proper and radical left are making neoliberal Europe one of many sources of the each day difficulties and social setbacks from which the French endure.

On the facet of Renaissance and its allies, in addition to that of the Republicans, the “reforms” and the marginalization of social companions are claimed as a modernization of France to align it with what could be continental normality. If political positions diverge, the portrait of the European Union (EU) that almost all events paint is paradoxically convergent.

However, on March 11, in Brussels, the Belgian authorities is celebrating. Sparkling additionally on the board. Feeling of victory on the European Trade Union Confederation. And it’s not as a result of an enormous strike by Belgian public transport is deliberate for the following day – it’s not simply in France…

The “ideologues” field

In actuality, the European Council has simply validated, beneath the presidency of Belgium, the proposed directive on platform employees, the final impediment earlier than its adoption. After transposition into nationwide legal guidelines, these employees will profit from a rebuttable presumption of salaried employment, the hope of a serious social advance within the so-called “collaborative” financial system. The loser is the French authorities, whose place is described as“ideological” in Brussels.

That very morning, nonetheless, France nonetheless had the playing cards in hand to derail the mission. It benefited from Germany's abstention (equal to a refusal): throughout the coalition, in Berlin, the Social Democrats and Greens had not been in a position to persuade the liberals. Two international locations accomplished this blocking minority: Estonia and Greece. But, woe!, refusing to be locked into the “ideologues” field, they joined the bulk throughout the afternoon.

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This directive is simply one other step in a reorientation of the EU technique. The earlier one, inherited from the 2008 disaster – budgetary dogma, competitors between Member States pushing for social dumping – was suspended throughout the disaster as a consequence of Covid-19 and was shattered by the remark of a productive decline in comparison with UNITED STATES. Since the tip of the French presidency of the Council of the EU in June 2022, the important thing phrases at the moment are “coordination of wage policies”, “social investment” and “social dialogue”.

Social convergence from above

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