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President Barroso, Commissioner Barnier, energy and agriculture at Committee's March plenary session Plenary Session - Brussels, Belgium

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  • 17 Mar 2011
    Ref: 33/2011
    "No sustainable economic performance is possible without social cohesion" At the EESC plenary, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier has reaffirmed his conviction that the EESC can contribute to achieving this objective. The Commissioner presented and debated the Single Market Act which aims at completing the creation of a European market almost 20 years since its emergence. The Single Market Act brings together 50 proposals, among which the Commission will identify 12 priority proposals to implement over the course of the next two years.
  • 16 Mar 2011
    Ref: 32/2011
    EESC supports Barroso in reinforcing Europe 2020 strategy A comprehensive solution to the current crisis cannot be found without dialogue with social partners and civil society, European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso said yesterday, at the plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Members of the EESC reiterated their readiness to help bring about the success of Europe 2020 Strategy.
  • 16 Mar 2011
    Ref: 30/2011
    STATEMENT BY Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk: EESC rises to the challenge of reducing its budget The Bureau of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) yesterday adopted a draft budget which would, if approved by the budgetary authority, constitute a real-term decrease in its 2012 funding.
  • 11 Mar 2011
    Ref: 028/2011
    President Barroso, Commissioner Barnier, energy and agriculture at Committee's March plenary session At its upcoming plenary session, to be held on 15-16th March, the European Economic and Social Committee and José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, will attempt to identify the recipe for success for the Europe 2020 strategy. Michel Barnier, Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services will, together with the EESC Members, broach the challenging issue of completing the single market.