The Socialist Party President John Crombez called for social security to be updated while in Antwerp on Sunday. He wants to give young people “more than they get today”.
“Let others specialise in taking apart what society has gained over the last 25 years. Let’s focus on constructing a stronger social security for the next 50 years”, said Mr Crombez (SP). He made his New Year speech to the Flemish Socialists in Antwerp.
“Although Flanders is one of the most prosperous regions in the world, some say the best years are behind us and our children and grand-children will have to live with less. I don’t agree. I’m convinced that tomorrow we will be able to give young people aged 18 now more than they get today”.
To do this, he wants to rethink the rules on economy, modernize social security and reform public authorities to make a modern “partner-State”. Social security must be simple, “because it’s not a financial product”, but also affordable, as “those that invest in society have to receive time, means and protection in return”. He also called for a better repartition of work and private life.