Plenary

AS intervention in the ECON structural dialogue with Commissioner Vestager

Dr Sant intervention: EU rules on State Aid in the aviation sector are intended to prevent government support from distorting competition and effecting trade between Member States. However, at a global level, we note unequal competitive conditions in the aviation market – this includes state subsidies as well as regulatory issues such as labour conditions

Plenary

Plenary debate – Economic policies of the euro area

What we are doing here has got to be judged politically. Social items in the European Semester should be given more priority. We had grown used to the idea that populist discourse, that populist and extremist movements had grown as a consequence of the 2008 crisis. The austerity… the rigid budgetary rules that were introduced