Publication Date

March 2000


[Excerpt] This first Commission Report on Industrial Relations shows that European social policy has far-reaching effects; it is steadily becoming a more integral part of the decision-making and strategies of numerous players.

That goes without saying in fields where the European Union has clearly defined and affirmed its principles: respect for fundamental social rights in a frontier-free Europe; workers' rights to information and consultation on company operations; social dialogue as a mainstay of good governance and a means of involving citizens in the European venture.


Suggested Citation
European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs . (2000). Industrial relations in Europe 2000. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.