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I join Federica Mogherini in expressing the concerns of the members of the EESC about the new law passed in Russia which restricts freedom of association and movement.

This law comes in addition to a multitude of pressures that in recent years have affected to a great extend organisations that are working in the fields of the environment and human rights. In general, we are very concerned about the worldwide increase of measures that restrict freedom of association. In some countries this freedom is completely suppressed. We must remember that democracy is not a matter of geographical latitude or standards of living. Democracy is a fundamental human right that is unconditional.

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  • 12 Apr 2012
    EESC President at the EU China Round Table President Staffan Nilsson opened the 11th EU- China Round Table hosted by the Chinese Economic and Social Council (CESC) in Hangzhou.
  • 12 Apr 2012
    Vice-President Krawczyk for greater airport competition Public support should not be the main driver of investment in the development of airports; investment decisions should be made on the basis of expected profitability, said Jacek Krawczyk, Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in a conference, held today, on the funding of airports organised by the EESC.

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    Former EESC Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk (2010-2013)
  • 5 Apr 2012
    International Symposium on Women and Media in Antalya, Turkey On 5 April Anna Maria Darmanin participated as a speaker in International Symposium on Women and Media in Antalya, Turkey.

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    Former EESC Vice-President Anna-Maria Darmanin (2010-2013)
  • 30 Mar 2012
    Mr Krawczyk
    Unless radical action is taken the EU risks missing its energy efficiency target, says Krawczyk "If EU policies follow current trends, the EU objective of a 20% improvement in energy efficiency will probably not be realised. Radical steps are needed to accelerate progress towards the target", said Jacek Krawczyk, EESC Vice-President, at the IV Energy Efficiency Forum held today in Warsaw.

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    Former EESC Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk (2010-2013)
  • 29 Mar 2012
    EESC resolution defends core values, says Krawczyk "This resolution is not about defending any particular country, a group of countries or its citizens. It is about the core principles that the European Union is built on," said Jacek Krawczyk, EESC Vice-President, upon the adoption by the Committee of a resolution condemning a denunciation website set up by a Dutch political party.

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    Former EESC Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk (2010-2013)
  • 29 Mar 2012
    Madi Sharma, Member of the Employers' Group, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship
    Launch of the Entrepreneur Envoy web portal promoting entrepreneurship at the European Parliament The www.EntrepreneurEnvoy.org web portal was launched as a concrete proposal following the work of members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The Committee looked at “Entrepreneurship as a mechanism to exit the financial crisis” and held seminars with young European entrepreneurs to identify the key barriers and opportunities to entrepreneurship. The purpose of the portal is to create a cohesive approach to entrepreneurship across the EU institutions and to engage real entrepreneurs in the policy debates that affect them. ...

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    Former Group 1 President Henri Malosse (2006-2013), Former EESC Vice-President Anna-Maria Darmanin (2010-2013)
  • 29 Mar 2012 Resolution of the European Economic and Social Committee against discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin At its plenary session of 28 and 29 March 2012 (meeting of 29 March), the European Economic and Social Committee adopted the present resolution by 148 votes and 3 abstentions. On 8 February 2012, the Partij voor de Vrijheid PVV (Party for Freedom), launched a website inviting people to express their greviences about people from Eastern and Central Europe working in the Netherlands. In a resolution of 15 March 2012, the European Parliament roundly condemned this denunciation website. As the representative of organised civil society, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) denounces this action and the xenophobia and racism it embodies. The EESC calls on the Dutch people and the Dutch government to take decisive action against this initiative, which can no longer be tolerated.

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    Resolution against discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin

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    Plenary session 28-29 March 2012
  • 28 Mar 2012
    Krawczyk looks back on the Polish Presidency of the EU The Polish EU Presidency gave Europe "huge dose of much needed Euroenthusiasm, energy and dynamism. It was a presidency that brought with it consolidation and unity even though it was led by a country from outside the euro area", said Vice-President Krawczyk in an interview published today in a newsletter EESC info.

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    EESC info March 2012

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    Former EESC Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk (2010-2013)
  • 26 Mar 2012
    5 ideas for a younger Europe at University of Salzburg The seventh visit of the "5 ideas for a younger Europe" tour, took place in Salzburg, Austria on 26 March 2012.

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    Former EESC Vice-President Anna-Maria Darmanin (2010-2013)
  • 21 Mar 2012
    EESC President Staffan Nilsson meets the new EP president Martin Schulz
    EESC President met the new EP president Martin Schulz The EESC President Staffan Nilsson met the president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz to prepare the next week EESC plenary where the latter will come to address our members for the first time in his new capacity.

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    Staffan Nilsson (2010-2013)

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