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The role of the European integration – Jacques Delors in The Guardian

Founding President of the Jacques Delors Institute, Jacques Delors, is mentioned in the British newspaper The Guardian aboutThe role of the European integration in times of Brexit and Trump’s USA in an article entitled “Jacques Delors foresaw the perils of austerity. How we need his wisdom now”, on August 11th, 2017.

|   16/08/2017               |   The Guardian             |   Jacques Delors : actualités et archives             |   Labour and social affairs

During the darkest days of Thatcher’s de-industrialising, high unemployment, beggar-thy-neighbour dystopia of the early 1980s, there was one European leader who offered hope to the beleaguered ranks of industrial workers in the “rust belt” of former mining, steel, engineering, fishing and shipbuilding towns. For the decade from 1985 to 1995, Jacques Delors, as president of the European commission, not only helped fashion the modern-day EU and its single currency, he refined a new and much more purposeful social dimension: a “social chapter” designed to protect the rights of people at work.

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