"The PERC presidium in its meeting in Brussels on 16 February concluded:
Peace, democracy and rights are being increasingly threatened by nationalist and sectarian sentiments and mutual accusations from different sides in Europe.
We are concerned about the increased political and social tensions in Europe, that provide fertile ground for limiting democratic space and increasing intolerance, also against refugees from countries at war.
The PERC and its affiliates will remain consistent in protecting social and economic rights of all workers, by stimulating and promoting job creation and principles of decent work.
We reaffirm PERC’s total commitment to peace and call all its members to unite and to speak in favour of a Europe without conflicts and war and for justice and dialogue.
PERC GS Luca Visentini"