Christine Lagarde invited by the EESC President Henri Malosse invited Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, to participate in a debate about the crisis. For the last plenary of 2013, the European Economic and Social Committee has expressed its concern about the consequences of austerity policies and their ability to help the economies in Europe to recover in the context of an ongoing crisis. "The institution you head has unfortunately ...
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Meeting with Mr Martínez Bonilla, Secretary General of the Central American Integration System The REX Section President, Mr Zufiaur, together with Mr Barros Vale, President of the Latin America Follow-up Committee, and Mr Soares, rapporteur for Central America, met Mr Martínez Bonilla, Secretary General of the Central American Integration System (SICA).
The meeting was followed by a working lunch with the ambassadors of all the Central American countries which were signatories of the Association Agreement: Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, EL Salvador.
Roundtable China-EU : Joint Statement Following its participation in the 13th China-EU Roundtable in Chengdu, the EESC and the Chinese Economic and Social Council adopted a Joint Statement, which focuses on EU-China investment relations and human rights.
Issue Date: December 2013 EESC Info December 2013 IN THIS ISSUE: Europe's national economic and social councils meet in Athens; Recovery is underway, says Commissioner Rehn; Economic and Monetary Union could fail without a strong social dimension; Austerity in Europe; EU industrial policy: a much-needed growth initiative; The new Common Agricultural Policy – far more pros than cons. Leťs make it work; Yves Somville: for me, the EESC means openness