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Eco-union and 272 other civil society organisations, think tanks, trade unions and employers supported by academics from across the European Union have come together to call for fundamental reform of the EU’s fiscal rules. Governments have the responsibility to steer the way to operate a socially just green transition.

The aim of economic policy across Europe must not be to simply reduce debt.

The economy needs to serve the reduction of socio-economic, intergenerational and gender inequalities, the realisation of social rights and the protection of climate and environment.

The EU’s fiscal framework should fully support just transitions and a systemic transformation of our economies and societies to keep global warming below 1.5°C. R

Read and sign the Manifesto here