*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – Council of the European Union, Conclusions - Social services, an instrument for active inclusion and greater social cohesion and a source of employment, document n° 10052/09 of 25 May 2009 So far mainly covered by the Commission's doctrine (see its Communications of April 2006 and November 2007: cf. ConcurrencesNo. 3/2006, this column, p. 159. and No. 1/2008, this column, p. 194.), the topic of social services of general interest (SSGIs) was invited to the Council table, meeting in Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO)
CASE COMMENT: PUBLIC SECTOR - SOCIAL SERVICES OF GENERAL INTEREST
Social services of general interest: The EU Council, recalling that social services of general interest play a major role in ensuring social, economic and territorial cohesion throughout the EU, insists on the necessity of legal certainty regarding the impact of the EU rules on such services, but without delivering concrete options and referring only to the soft law adopted by the EU Commission
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