President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President and the EESC President discussed the role of social dialogue in decision-making in the EU

Thursday, November 18, Vilnius - President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė had a meeting with the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Staffan Nilsson.

Issues discussed in the meeting included the EU 2020 Strategy, Lithuania's National EU2020 Reform Programme, the EU budget and the new financial perspective, and other EU issues of importance.

President Dalia Grybauskaitė underlined that in order to implement the EU 2020 Strategy successfully, all EU Member States must act responsibly and honor their commitments, observe financial discipline as provided for in the EU‘s Stability and Growth Pact, and more vigorously coordinate their economic policies. According to the President, higher involvement of social partners and the civil society would also play a role in boosting the implementation of the EU 2020 Strategy in Member States.

President Dalia Grybauskaitė also stressed that the EU's Cohesion Policy focused primarily on reducing disparities between the level of development of various Member States and regions must remain one of the common policies of the European Union.
Press Service of the President

Last updated 2010.11.18 15:04