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.
European employers call for an ambitious agreement that boosts growth and upholds the highest regulatory standards.
TTIP creates historical opportunities for European business. By reducing non-tariff barriers and harmonising the regulatory environment, Europe and US will not only create the biggest market in the world, they will also set the standards for international trade in the future. The participants in a debate organised by the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee sought to identify the main opportunities and challenges that TTIP brings to Europe. The debate took place during the European Forum for New Ideas in Sopot, Poland.
EESC vice-president, Jane Morrice, visited Sweden and Finland from 21 to 25 September as part of the EESC's new Going Local initiative.
23 September, Brussels - Andrzej Adamczyk and Christa Schweng took part to a live radio debate, broadcasted by Polskie Radio and the European radio network EuranetPlus.
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.
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.
Georges Dassis, president of the Workers' Group, considers that the Greek presidency of the European Union has demonstrated clearly that despite its economic and financial troubles, Greece has been up to the challenge. ...
On 23 July, Mr. Van Iersel, President of the ECO section, and Mr. Fornea, Member of the EESC, took part to a lively radio debate at the European Parliament. They discussed about the challenges ahead for the EU Cohesion policy reform and about ways to increase citizens' quality of life though regional action.
(English version available soon) A l'occasion de la réunion ministérielle qui s'est tenue sur le Partenariat Oriental ce mardi 22 juillet, le président du Comité économique et social européen, Henri Malosse, a pris la parole devant l'assemblée.
Mesdames et Messieurs,
N'ayons pas de doute : la perspective européenne doit unir et non pas diviser. Certes, je me félicite que les trois pays aient signé de nouveaux Accords d'Association, mais je ne puis que regretter profondément le prix que l'Europe toute entière, et les Européens, paient pour cela.
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.