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p. 836. Social policy, environmental policylocked

  • Simon Usherwood
  •  and John Pinder


The EU has been given some of its powers because its size offers advantages not available to individual member states. Other powers prevent member states from damaging each other, including: the environmental policy, which is generally agreed to be desirable; and social policy, although with sharp disagreement as to the degree of EU intervention required. ‘Social policy, environmental policy’ examines the powerful impact of EU action on climate change internally and worldwide. The SEA extended the scope of social policy in two directions: providing for legislation on health and safety at work, and for the encouragement of dialogue between representatives of management and labour at European level.

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