Those EU countries that have reformed in recent years, particularly Ireland, Portugal and Spain but also the Baltic states, are already benefitting from increasing output, falling unemployment and improved trade performance. But overall, too many countries have not put into practice the lesson that reform works. This is particularly the case on labour markets where much bolder actions are needed to address growth bottlenecks and create more jobs. We must transform the European social dialogue into a reform partnership if we want to address the challenges of our times. This was BUSINESSEUROPE’s main message at this first Tripartite Social Summit with Commission President Juncker and European Council President Tusk.