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Closing address at Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth


Closing address by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, Gothenburg.

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Ladies and gentlemen,

This Summit has been enriched by all the experience, expertise and engagement you have offered here today.

Thank you all for your insights and ideas on how we should move forward together.

Our discussions today have shown that there is a clear commitment to put the interest of our people at the heart of the EU agenda.

There is a willingness to act to create a more inclusive, fair and social Europe. And if we move from words to action, we can further strengthen Europe’s already expanding economy.

The question at the end of this important day is: What’s next?

First of all, President Juncker and I will summarise our discussions in a report to inspire our future work.

The report will also make a substantial contribution to the European Council in December, which will focus on the future of the social dimension.

So I believe it is fair to say that we have had a very productive Summit.

And in just a moment, we will have a signing ceremony for the European Pillar of Social Rights. But before that, I would like to thank all of you for taking part in this Summit.

Your contributions are important and will help us take the next steps we need to build a fairer Europe and strengthen its social dimension.

Together – and only together – can we build a better Europe for everyone.

Thank you all!