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Plenary session 1-2 July 2015

Plenary Session - Charlemagne building (European Commission), room S3, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

- Work programme of the Luxembourg presidency of the Council of the EU, with Nicolas Schmit, Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy 

- Debate on the reform of the CAP, with Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

- Review of the Latvian presidency of the Council of the EU, with Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Parliamentary Secretary in the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attended by members of Latvian civil society

- Debate on climate change, with Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy (debate to be confirmed)



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  • 29 Jun 2015
    Ref: 041/2015
    Luxembourg Minister to kick off the Luxembourg Presidency at EESC Plenary on 1st July

    On Wednesday 1st July at 2.45 p.m., the first day of the Luxembourg Presidency, Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy of Luxembourg will present the work programme of the Luxembourg Presidency to the Plenary of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

    At 4.30 p.m., Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development will be speaking on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy which will be followed by a debate and vote on the EESC Opinion on this issue.

    At 6 p.m., the EESC will welcome Mrs Zanda KALNIŅA-LUKAŠEVICA, Parliamentary State Secretary for the European Affairs of Latvia to draw conclusions from the Latvian Presidency.

    On Thursday 2nd July, at 9 a.m., the EESC will debate the issue of climate change with Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action.

  • 26 Jun 2015
    Ref: 040/2015
    5 Presidents Report: Stability and trust, cement for Europe's EMU

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomes the endorsement made today by the Heads of State or government at the European Council of the so-called 5 Presidents' Report on "Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union".  Political will has now to deliver on citizens' expectations for growth and jobs, says the EESC.

  • 25 Jun 2015
    Ref: 039/2015
    Montenegro and the EU: EU-Montenegro JCC calls for increased political accountability and ownership of the accession process in Montenegro

    The 6th meeting of the EU-Montenegro Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), organized on 23 and 24 June at the EESC headquarters in Brussels, held a lively debate on the transparency and inclusiveness of Montenegro's accession process to the EU.  The situation concerning disability policy and recent developments on social dialogue in the country were also discussed.

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  • Issue Date: July 2015
    EESC info July 2015

    IN THIS ISSUE:  'Europe in harmony' - Top three winners selected in EESC video challenge; The Luxembourg presidency : "Genuinely listening to civil society is a prerequisite for a more vibrant European democracy"; Migration: European solidarity stress test; Agricultural trade and global food security.

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