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On 15 September 2014, the International Day of Democracy, the EESC President, Henri Malosse, recalled the origins and history of European democracy and spoke of the challenges lying ahead.

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  • 20 Mar 2014
    EESC Communication Group meeting in Zagreb

    On the picture : EESC Vice-President Jane Morrice and Josip Leko, Speaker of the Parliament.
     

    Supported by the Croatian EESC members, the EESC Communication Group and communication contact points held their annual meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, on 17 -18 March. Besides members exchanging best practices in the Communication area, the meeting provided for an exchange of views with Hrvoje Marušić, Assistant Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, and Dario Baron, Assistant Minister for Labour.

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  • 7 Mar 2014 International Women's Day

    International Women’s day is a moment to celebrate the progress made towards gender equality and to thank all those working tirelessly to achieve it. It is also a time to reflect on reality. The reality is that the vast majority of women are still underpaid, under-represented and under-valued throughout the world from Europe to Asia, to Africa to the Americas and beyond. This is as true on the shop floor as it is in top management. It is as true in the home as it is in in the workplace. And it is as unacceptable as it is outrageous.

    Together, we need to make a difference for the sake of humankind!

    Henri Malosse      
    Jane Morrice
    Hans-Joachim Wilms

  • 1 Mar 2014
    New EESC Secretary-General

    The EESC has appointed Luis PLANAS PUCHADES as Secretary-General. He takes up duty on 1 March 2014.

    Mr Planas was minister for agriculture, fisheries and the environment in the regional government of Andalucía (Spain) until September 2013.

     

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  • 25 Feb 2014 EESC Europe 2020 Steering Committee in the EU's general report of activities – 2013

    The European Commission has underlined the importance of the civil society's involvement in Europe 2020 strategy:

    In 2013, the EESC was particularly involved in the discussions on the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy as well as the European semester, namely through its Europe 2020 Steering Group. Many discussions were dedicated to the financial crisis and the response to it, and also unemployment, with a special focus on youth unemployment.  ...

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  • 25 Feb 2014
    EESC Exhibition: “Home away from home. Making a 'non-place' into a place to live.”

    The photo exhibition created by Claudine Celva in the ONU city (located between Haine-St.Pierre and La Hestre, Belgium), shows the transformation of a series of social dormitories and accommodations built in haste to offer a home for the immigrants who came to work in the Belgian mines.

    The consequence of their arrival is the construction of a true city. In a few decades this place has become a place to live and not only to survive. 

    The heroes of this adventure are the immigrants, their sons and theirs grand-children. They will join us during the opening to share this successful experience of integration.

    The exhibition opening will take place on 26 February 2014 at 18:30 (registration required at: events@eesc.europa.eu).

  • 17 Feb 2014
    H. Malosse & Ruslana Lyzhychko
    Ruslana presents video documentary on Kiev's Maidan protests at the EESC

    With the demonstrations in Kiev intensifying and the world's attention focused on the situation in Ukraine, the EESC welcomed once again the face of the Maidan protests, Ruslana Lyzhychko.

    Invited by the EESC President, Henri Malosse, Ruslana presented her short documentary on the reality of life at Kiev's Maidan Independence square.

    She then discussed the state of civil society in Ukraine and its expectations vis-à-vis the European Union with media representatives.

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  • 21 Jan 2014
    Resolution of the European Economic and Social Committee on the situation in Ukraine The EESC expresses its concern at the announcement of the Ukrainian parliament's decision to beef up "anti-demonstration" laws. We cannot fail to be concerned by such a decision as the country is shaken by a wave of protests for independence and democracy.

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  • 17 Jan 2014
    Ariane Rodert
    Empowering social entrepreneurs for innovation, inclusive growth and jobs : Strasbourg Declaration The "Strasbourg Declaration" adopted today marks the end of 2 days of meetings and debates held at the participatory event on social entrepreneurship "Social entrepreneurs: Have Your Say!" co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission, where participants had the opportunity to share their experiences and tell their success stories.

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  • 29 Nov 2013
    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.

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  • 21 Nov 2013
    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.

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