The redesign of economic governance is to be decided by the end of the year. An agreement among Member States does not seem to be in sight yet and the debate on the EU fiscal rules is likely to become the key economic policy issue of the next six months. The demand from the workers’ perspective is that more consideration is given to social and environmental policy targets. There must be sufficient scope for future investments. However, there is also an urgent need for improvement from the point of view of democratic policy.