Ségolène Royal on unemployment/delocalisations and institutional reform

Ségolène Royal (picture European Commission)

UNEMPLOYMENT/DELOCALISATIONS

“Europe has failed to fight against unemployment, Europe has also created (social) precariousness, has not rightly reacted to delocalisations. Europe has not embodied an ideal; it has reduced itself to a single currency that led to rising prices and to a vast market.”

INSTITUTIONAL REFORM

Only after should EU institutional reform follow, said Royal, who stated her support for “a short text” that settles “who decides, how we decide and with what institutions we decide.” The reform process would be closed by a referendum, she added.

TURKEY

On Turkey’s EU bid, Royal said she will keep the word of the socialist government led by Lionel Jospin who agreed to start the negotiations, saying: “the State has only one word”. But she added that, ultimately, she would follow the French people judgment in a referendum to be held prior to Turkey’s accession.

From: http://www.euractiv.com/en/elections/euro-pragmatic-royal-wins-socialist-nomination-presidential-elections/article-159804

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