Prime Minister Tony Blair has recently expressed an intention to bring the European Social Model up for discussion, so when Great Britain takes over the chairmanship of the European Union on July 1st, these questions will be a top priority.
– The future organisation of the welfare society will depend, to a great extent, on how new problems are tackled. In the end, just like every other product of history, the Welfare State was incompatible with the development of the society, which created it and therefore, it now belongs in the world of myths and memories, says Mauricio Rojas
Mauricio Rojas is Member of Parliament for the Swedish Liberal Party. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Economic History at Lund University and has published widely on immigrant problems and development issues. He is also a Senior Adviser at Timbro.