ESC hearing on " Investment Protection and ISDS in EU Trade and Investment Agreements". The hearing will gather civil society representatives who will present their position towards investment protection and Investor to State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in the current process of elaboration of the EU investment policy, which was added as an exclusive competence of the EU since the Lisbon Treaty.
The recommendations of the opinion will provide guidelines to the other EU institutions, especially to the Commission, on how to better support Turkish civil society organisations and improve their working conditions.
On 10 February 2015, Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests Group and other group members will undertake a field visit to Ypres to remember the centenary of the First World War and especially the tragic incidents in Ypres.
A delegation of the EESC's ECO section meets the Eurogroup president in The Hague
On 19 January 2015, a delegation of the EESC's Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), met Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup and Minister of Finance of the Netherlands, to discuss key issues related to the euro area economic situation and governance mechanisms, as well as the latest Commission initiatives in this field. The EESC delegation was composed of Joost van Iersel, President of the ECO section, together with Carmelo Cedrone and Michael Smyth, rapporteurs for numerous EESC opinions related to EMU and the financing of the European economy.
EESC President Henri Malosse visited St Malo and Dinard on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th January, to meet with marine professionals. He first met with various representatives of the fishing industry in the port of Saint-Malo in the presence of MEP Isabelle Thomas, a member of ...