What do I mean by “European social model”? An exploration and explanation
Why do I suggest that it might end?
a) Has this definition “evolved” over time, yielding perhaps to the pressures of globalization and of Members State’s domestic economies’ interests ?
– European Platform against Poverty and Exclusion (EC Communication), 2010: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:52010DC0758:EN:NOT
– Communication from the Commission: Employment and social policies: a framework for investing in quality (2001) http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:52001DC0313:EN:HTML
b) social policy in a broader sense: including the protection of the consumer, of the vulnerable, of the worker and of public goods.