Archive | Source: European Economic and Social Committee

Event: Integrating the European pillar of social rights into the roadmap for deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (Brussels, 4 July 2019)

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Agenda: 6th Meeting EU-Africa Economic and social Stakeholders’ Network (03-04 July 2019)

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Agenda: Meeting of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (2 July 2019)

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Public Hearing: The role of EU’s trade and investment policies in enhancing EU’s economic performance (Brussels, 2 July 2019)

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Press Release: Macro-regional strategies – EESC urges improvement

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presented a set of policy proposals to tap the full potential of macro-regional strategies in an exploratory opinion, at its plenary session in June. The proposals prioritise enhanced communication and connectivity between cooperation partners and closer involvement of civil society organisations in macro-regional strategies.

Press Release: Action on climate is urgent and citizens must remain at the heart of future energy policies, insist Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič and EESC President Luca Jahier

The fight against climate change and the promotion of sustainable energy were high on the agenda at the June plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

Press Release: EESC urges EU leaders to strengthen international role of the euro

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has called on EU leaders in a recently adopted opinion to step up efforts to strengthen the international role of the euro, on the eve of the Euro Summit taking place on Friday, 21 June in Brussels.  It underlines that this would be desirable, but also necessary, as a strong euro would contribute to the wellbeing of EU citizens and businesses, uphold common values and promote common interests.

Agenda: Blockchain and the Single Market — EESC 1st study group (24 June 2019)

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Agenda: EESC meeting on Human-centric artificial intelligence – 1st meeting (20 June 2019)

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Agenda: Meeting of the EESC Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (28 June 2019)

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Press Release: Sustainable Development Agenda could be basis for social contract of 21st century, say Europe’s Economic and Social Councils to new EU leaders

On the eve of key decisions which will shape the Union’s new leadership and strategic agenda for the next five years, the national Economic and Social Councils and the European Economic and Social Council met in Rome on 13-14 June to discuss their role in the sustainable development of Europe and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Event: 6th meeting of the EU Domestic Advisory Group under the EU-Ukraine DCFTA (27 June 2019)

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Event: Blockchain and the EU Single Market: what next ? (Brussels, 24 June 2019)

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Press Release: EU Civil Society stands behind the European Project and calls for an ambitious implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda

The presidents and secretaries-general of the National Economic and Social Councils of the EU (NESC) and the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) met in Rome on 13 and 14 June 2019. 

Press Release: European Semester: above all, links with EU funding require structured civic involvement

The European Semester should be based on the principles of partnership and multilevel governance modelled on the partnership agreements existing in cohesion policy, as this bottom-up approach will contribute to more clarity, legitimacy and ownership at implementing level. This was one of the main messages of a hearing recently held by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

Press Release: Luca Jahier to new EU leaders: “Make Europe world champion of sustainable development”

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) speaking before Europe’s Social and Economic Councils in Rome on 13 June called on the new European Parliament and the future Commission to exert a firm and decisive political leadership to enable Europe to become world champion of sustainable development.

Agenda: European Economic and Social Committee Plenary Session (19 – 20 June 2019)

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Press Release: Cross-border services boost growth – study says

According to the new study commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee, cross-border services generate new jobs and economic growth. They are positive for all EU countries, for different kinds of jobs – both labour and knowledge intensive. The document proves that avoiding strict regulation in the cross-border services internal market is beneficial for the EU economy. A reduction of the share of cross-border services by 1 % would cost the EU economy around 8 billion euro.

Press Release: Climate Action – Time to Scale up

The Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU will place the fight against climate change high on its agenda. One of the challenges will be to unite the 28 Member States around this fight and focus on the opportunities that a more sustainable Europe can provide for economic, social and environmental progress. 

Press release: Beyond GDP: Citizens have to push for new indicators to measure well-being and progress in societies

Change management, better communication on scientific evidence and, above all, civil engagement are key factors for the development and implementation of new indicators to measure people’s well-being and societies’ progress. This was the main message of a public debate that was held on 4 June by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO).   

Event: The European Semester and cohesion policy – Towards a new European strategy post-2020 (Brussels, 11 June 2019)

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Event: The sustainable economy we need (Brussels, 11 June 2019)

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Agenda: EESC ECO section meeting (04 June 2019)

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Agenda: Meeting of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (3 June 2019)

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