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Wildlife trafficking has become one of the most profitable criminal activities in the world due to strong demand and a low risk of detection. In spite of this, it still gets less attention than other types of crime and far fewer resources are invested in combating it. Therefore, in its opinion adopted at the July plenary, the EESC welcomes the Commission's proposal for an EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking. This crime is closely connected to other illegal activities of international criminal organisations, including money laundering and corruption. It also has a huge negative impact on the environment (loss of biodiversity, deforestation, potential extinction of several species, fish stock reduction) and health (contagion from new pathogens, infectious diseases).

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  • 8 Jan 2013
    5 ideas for a younger Europe at The University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli The 10th visit of the "5 ideas for a younger Europe" tour took place at The University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli with Anna Maria Darmanin and Henri Malosse, President of the Employers' Group on Tuesday 8th January 2013.

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  • 19 Dec 2012
    EIB and EESC presidents call for acceleration of investments in the EU. EIB president Werner Hoyer and EESC president Staffan Nilsson met in Luxembourg on 19 December. They called for accelerating investments in the EU to facilitate structural change, and to put the EU economy on the path to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, and strengthen EU competitiveness as defined in the Europe 2020 Strategy. Staffan Nilsson welcomed the focus on projects with the greatest impact in terms of growth, employment, economic cohesion and climate action. Both the EIB and the EESC agreed on the need to strengthen the EIB's relations with civil society: civil society, especially business groups, provides valuable input in exploring ways to develop SME policies because of its understanding of local problems, needs and expectations. The EIB would therefore welcome stronger links to the EESC in areas of common interest.

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  • 14 Dec 2012
    Vice-President Krawczyk and the Polish delegation of EESC members meet Polish MPs EESC Vice-President and a delegation of Polish Members of the Committee met MP Sławomir Piechota, chairman of the Sejm standing committee for Social Policy and Family and MP Marek Plura, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Disability Group. They discussed measures introduced in Poland that aim to make life easier for disabled people. Another point on the agenda was the strengthening of cooperation between the Polish Parliament and the EESC in 2013.

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  • 7 Dec 2012
    Staffan Nilsson participates at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony 2012 Video message : The president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Staffan Nilsson and Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions, take part in the award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize 2012 to the EU in Oslo, on 10 December.

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  • 6 Dec 2012
    EHTEL 2012 Symposium On 6th December 2012 Anna Maria Darmanin opened the EHTEL 2012 Symposium "Fact not Fiction: The future of eHealth is already here" which was hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

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  • 5 Dec 2012 Civil society at the centre of the EU- Latin America relations The 7th meeting of civil society organisations from the EU and Latin America has been launched today in Santiago de Chile. The EESC is holding a seminar to bring together the most representative Latin American civil society actors.
  • 29 Nov 2012
    “2014-2020: Which future for our islands and mountains?” On 29th November 2012 Anna Maria Darmanin participated in the public hearing on the future of cohesion policy in European special territories, where she and other EU representatives discussed “2014-2020: Which future for our islands and mountains?”. EESC hosted the hearing which was organized by Insuleur and Euromontana.

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  • 29 Nov 2012
    Krawczyk discusses Europe's present challenges with students in Olsztyn Jacek Krawczyk, Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee met up with students of the Polish University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn to discuss the impact of the EESC on the EU's decision-making, the future of the Common Agricultural Policy and the prospects of a deal on the next Multiannual Financial Perspective.

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  • 28 Nov 2012
    European Projects Association (EPA) awards 2012 On 28th November 2012 Anna Maria Darmanin participated as speaker and jury at the first European projects association (EPA) awards. The event was hosted by the EESC and organized by the European projects association(EPA), a non-profit organization focusing on R&D, innovation and internationalization.

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  • 28 Nov 2012
    EESC president Nilsson meets European Commission president Barroso Staffan Nilsson, the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), yesterday met the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso to discuss the current financial situation in the EU and the difficult negotiations over the EU budget and some governments` positions at the last EU summit. Mr Barroso thanked the EESC for the strong support it had given in its recently adopted resolution on "More Europe". He urged the Committee and its network of national economic and social councils (ESCs) to seek further support at national level for an EU budget for growth. Mr Nilsson expressed the Committee's support for the Commission's budget proposals for 2014-2020, which was also reflected in national media, including an article published in a Swedish newspaper.

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