Employment policies are essential to support growth. Ceemet welcomes the employment package as it acknowledges the necessity to promote enabling conditions for job creation. The European Commission rightly highlights the need for labour market reforms to adapt to longer-term structural transformations affecting Europe's relative competitiveness in the global economy.
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Ceemet fully supports the political signal that is given by the European Commission. Indeed, dynamic and inclusive labour markets, where people possess the right skills, are essential if the international competitiveness of the European economy is to rise. Whereas Ceemet shares certain proposals of the Employment package we have some reservations on others.