Just before the start of the G20 meeting in Seoul, South Korea, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told journalists that the participants should realise; “budget consolidation and growth are two sides of the same coin”. Encapsulated in this little phrase is all that is wrong with the Conservative view of economic recovery. If they are two sides of the same coin, then one side is in great danger of being corroded into little more than rust. The ‘slash our way to recovery’ approach cannot work, as now, more than ever, there is a real dependency on public funds to stimulate recovery.
15-16 - Socialist International Council
22 - General Affairs Council
24 - Conference and Gender Ministerial on Combatting Violence against Women
25-26 - PES Delegation Middle East