(12 March 2012) The ETUC Executive adopted a declaration on the policies of the European Commission, ECB and International Monetary Fund towards Greece. It condemns as senseless demands to close Workers Funds and is concerned about the continuing attacks on the trade unions. The statement has been addressed to Presidents Herman Van Rompuy (Council), José-Manuel Barroso (European Commission) and Martin Schulz (European Parliament), the Prime Ministers of Denmark (presiding the Council of Ministers) and Greece, the Presidents of political groups of the European Parliament (EPP, S&D, ALDE, Greens, GUE-NGL), as well as the EESC President and the Presidents of the three groups of the EESC.
ETUC condemns senseless policies of Troïka towards Greece – recent evidence
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