Gothenburg (Sweden), Nov 17 (EFE). - The leaders of the European Union (EU) started today a social summit in Gothenburg, the first in twenty years, which will deal with fair employment and growth and in which the three European institutions and the Twenty-eight will proclaim the "European Pillar of Social Rights". p>
German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not attend the meeting because of the negotiations of a new coalition of government in your country. p>
Sweden and the European Commission (EC), promoters of the summit, hope that the meeting will serve to return the social agenda to the EU, with the signing of this declaration that contains 20 principles and rights divided into chapters: equal opportunities and access to the labor market; social protection and inclusion.