The President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Henri Malosse, and the President of the Various Interests' Group (Group III) of the EESC, Luca Jahier, inaugurate the Presidency of Italy of the European Union. They underline the challenges and significance of this mandate.
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The EESC welcomes the new EU Forest Strategy. Against the backdrop of growing demands on and threats to forests, as well as many EU sectoral policies and associated rules affecting forestry and forests, the new strategy is sorely needed. The EESC therefore urges both the Commission and the Member States to ensure that the strategy is effectively and efficiently implemented.
Following up on last year's event, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) once again presents the EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability.
During these first days of the Italian Presidency of the EU, while the groundwork is being laid for the chosen priorities of this semester, EESC President Henri Malosse and Maureen O’Neil, President of the SOC Section...
A study entitled Priorities, challenges and prospects for civil society involvement in the Europe 2020 strategy beyond 2015 – Case study of four Member States (BE, FR, IT, NL) was done by Andrea Bellagamba, legal adviser at the Conseil National du Travail, to add value to the package of documents which Europe 2020 Steering Committee will prepare for the mid-term review of the 2020 Strategy along with an opinion on the Commission Communication Taking stock of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth COM(2014) 130 final, Project on the Mid-term review of Europe 2020 Strategy Report and Sections, Observatories, CCMI and Liaison group contributions towards Europe 2020 mid-term review.
IN THIS ISSUE: European voters deliver ‘final warning’; Italian Presidency looks for practical answers to citizens’ needs; The EU's energy and climate policy has to be realigned – binding targets are crucial; Roman Haken: communicating Europe together with other institutions at the local level.