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On 13 October 2014 a group of EESC Members directly involved with the Committee's opinion on RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft systems; or: civilian drones) met a group of 20 Dutch RAPS stakeholders to discuss how EU policy makers can better respond to the urgent call from Member States to swiftly regulate this innovative aviation segment with a potentially huge economic impact.

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  • 28 Nov 2011
    Now or never The EESC Vice-president's speech to the aviation conference in Warsaw today made clear the Committee's impatience as regards the slow progress in implementing the Single European Sky II (SES II) package, the project designed to modernise European aviation. Mr Krawczyk was speaking alongside Sławomir Nowak, Polish Minister for Transport, Construction and the Maritime Economy, and Siim Kallas, Vice President of the European Commission

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    Former EESC Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk (2010-2013)
  • 28 Nov 2011
    Hearing on financial market regulation: What role for European Civil Society "The crisis we are living in has shown to all of us that financial market regulation has a strong public interest dimension. We have to find ways for civil society organisations (banking sector, employees, consumers, etc) to make their voice heard, also if they do not belong, at first view, to the world of financial markets actors" stated President Staffan Nilsson in the opening of the hearing.
  • 24 Nov 2011
    Civil Society Media Seminar 2011 in Krakow Poland On 24-25 November 2011 Anna Maria Darmanin participated in the fifth annual media seminar "Freedom of the media in the EU and its neighboring countries" organized by the EESC in Krakow Poland.

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    Former EESC Vice-President Anna-Maria Darmanin (2010-2013)
  • 24 Nov 2011
    There is no justification for suppressing media freedom, says Krawczyk at a media seminar Speaking at the conference "Freedom of media in the EU and its neighbouring countries" in Kraków (Poland), EESC vice-president Jacek Krawczyk condemned moves to muzzle media freedom. "There is no justification for the action taken in Belarus against journalists who were imprisoned for no other reason than simply telling the truth about what is happening in their country", he said.

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    Mr Krawczyk speech at the media seminar

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    Former EESC Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk (2010-2013)

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  • 24 Nov 2011
    The EESC strongly advocates applying the partnership principle in cohesion policy Addressing a high-level conference on integrated approaches to development before the informal meeting of ministers responsible for regional policy, the EESC President, Staffan Nilsson, stressed that “Cohesion policy is often seen as a charity policy: Robin Hood taking from the wealthy regions to build motorways or ports for the poor. But today, cohesion policy is much, much more than that: it is an investment policy focused on modern infrastructure, innovation and energy efficiency and on accomplishing the goals of the Union's overarching strategy, Europe 2020.”

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    Staffan Nilsson's speech - Integrated approach to development – a key to smart, inclusive and sustainable Europe

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    Staffan Nilsson (2010-2013)

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  • 23 Nov 2011
    Henri Malosse spoke at the Round Table discussion entitled "Is Europe condemned to a long depression" Henri Malosse spoke at the Round Table discussion entitled "Is Europe condemned to a long depression" organized by the Cercle TURGOT at the University of Paris Dauphine on 22 November 2011 (Salle Raymond Aron) The vast majority of stakeholders, including leading economists Christian Saint Stephen, Nicolas Bouzou and Philip Dessertine, stressed that the only ways to "save the Euro and save Europe" are: a project of a federal nature, including strong political and economic governance, a federal budget of 3 to 5% of European GDP (for research, infrastructure and innovation), as well as coordination of fiscal and social policies.

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    Former Group 1 President Henri Malosse (2006-20013)
  • 22 Nov 2011
    Working Breakfast of the Employers' Group with Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva Working Breakfast of the Employers' Group with Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on Cooperation with European Businesses in Humanitarian Aid, Crisis Response and International Cooperation - 22 November 2011 at the EESC The President of the Employers' Group of the EESC, Mr. Henri Malosse, held a working breakfast meeting between Employers' Group members active in external relations and Ms Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner responsible for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response. The aim of the discussion was the strengthening of the cooperation between European businesses and EU international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response services and programmes.

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    Employers' Group

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    Former Group 1 President Henri Malosse (2006-20013)
  • 22 Nov 2011
    Civil society players to help in humanitarian aid and response to natural disaster President Staffan Nilsson met Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, responsible for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Staffan Nilsson and the Commissioner talked about the increased global need for humanitarian aid and increased level of preparedness for natural disasters in the EU. 2012 will be the 20th anniversary of European humanitarian service and the Commissioner invited the EESC to take part in the anniversary activities.

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    Staffan Nilsson (2010-2013)
  • 21 Nov 2011
    5 ideas for a younger Europe at University of Calabria On 21 November 2011 the first vice-president of the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, and the vice-president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Anna Maria Darmanin visited the University of Calabria. This visit which was the third in the "5 ideas for a younger Europe" initiative, received wide attention from the Italian media.

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    Former EESC Vice-President Anna-Maria Darmanin (2010-2013)

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    5 Ideas for a Younger Europe
  • 21 Nov 2011 Henri Malosse, President of the Employers' Group, at a round table discussion "The Wall of Debt and Growth - and France?" – Paris, 22 November 2011 Mr. Henri Malosse, President of the Employers' Group of the EESC, will take part in a Round Table discussion entitled "The Wall of Debt and Growth – and France?" organised by "Le Cercle Turgot" and moderated by its Honorary President, Mr. Jean-Louis Chambon.

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    Former Group 1 President Henri Malosse (2006-20013)

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