Austerity, labour market and international treaties: Cases of four EU countries in receipt of financial assistance

11-12-2013

Due to the financial crisis, some European countries were forced to ask for financial assistance. In return they committed to implement austerity measures and structural changes including labour market reforms. These measures have been criticized for having negative effects on social dialogue and human rights, and not respecting international treaties.

Due to the financial crisis, some European countries were forced to ask for financial assistance. In return they committed to implement austerity measures and structural changes including labour market reforms. These measures have been criticized for having negative effects on social dialogue and human rights, and not respecting international treaties.