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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Surprise, Surprise

What can I say. I was surprised to read today that the EU has missed its goal on getting more people into work.

EU leaders meeting in Stockholm in 2001 agreed that in 2005, at least 67 percent of people in the union aged 15-64 should be employed in order to finance rising pension and social costs due to an ageing population. But figures released by Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, revealed on Monday (11 September) that only 63.8 percent of EU citizens in that age group had a job in 2005.
Shocking isn't it. An organisation that focuses almost completely on tying up companies in red tape, has failed to increase employment. Perhaps a change of path is in order? I am sure that the approach of the "Doctors" in Brussels will be different. If its not working, ncrease the dosage.

1 comment:

Ross F said...

In the public sector failing to accomplish your goals is a sure method of ensuring that you are allocated more "resources" so I expect that more money is headed their way.