27 Apr 2012 Ref: 024 2012 EESC opens debate on cohesion policy 2014-2020 At the 480th plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 25 April, civil society representatives had the opportunity to examine the Commission's proposal on cohesion policy for 2014-2020. This policy area represents no less than one third of the EU's budget, or EUR 350 billion over seven years.
26 Apr 2012 Ref: 023 2012 EESC determined to defend the European agricultural model At its April plenary session, the EESC endorsed an opinion on the "CAP towards 2020". The EESC, which counts farmers among its members, calls for sufficient financial resources, a bridging of the gap between Member States, more flexibility between pillars and a strengthening of the position of producer organisations and cooperatives.
23 Apr 2012 Ref: 022 2012 Civil Society's perspective on cohesion policy The 480th plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), to be held on 25-26 April, will address civil society's concerns about cohesion policy and its social and economic consequences.
On Wednesday, EESC Members will share their views on cohesion policy with Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy, and Michel Delebarre, former President of the Committee of the Regions.
Venue: European Commission's Charlemagne building: meeting room S3, 1040 Brussels.
Start: 2.30 p.m., Wednesday, 25 April.
You can follow the Plenary Session live on: http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/player/index_player_streaming.html?id=14214