’When Poverty Comes in at the Door, Love Flies Out the Window’: The Influence of Eurozone Reforms Upon the Social Dimension of the EU – and Vice Versa

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Th e economic crisis has brought the intriguing question of its eff ects on Social Europe sharply into focus. Th is contribution therefore goes to the heart of the puzzles and explores the mutual infl uence of Eurozone reforms and broader Union social policies with an additional focus on pointing out the most pertinent challenges in that regard. Th us, the analysis anchors around the following issues: the social dimension of the EU and the Eurozone respectively; comparison; mutual infl uence; and challenges. A recurring theme is thus the tension between the overall construction of the EU and the internal construction of the Eurozone, which is growing, but not really focused on. It is, inter alia, concluded that the Eurozone reforms bring Social Europe in a new – also
viewed by many as a dangerous, illegitimate and undemocratic – direction detached from the prevailing intentions in the EU as such.
TidsskriftEuropean Labour Law Journal
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)168-204
Antal sider37
StatusUdgivet - 2016

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