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At the inaugural meeting in Kiev, on 16 and 17 April, the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform was established following a lengthy preparatory process. High-level representatives from the Ukrainian government, together with the EU Ambassador to Ukraine, were present and pointed to the importance of taking into account the voice of civil society in implementing the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 21 Mar 2012 Global Truce 2012 "Reducing Domestic Violence" On 21 March Anna Maria Darmanin participated in the event Global Truce 2012 "Reducing Domestic Violence" organized by Peace One Day and EDV Global Foundation in London.

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  • 14 Mar 2012 Message of condolences - Tragic bus accident / Rouwbetuiging - Tragisch busongeval We are all shocked to hear about the tragic bus accident that happened in Switzerland, in which 28 people, very sadly most of them children, were killed and many more injured. On behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee we want to offer our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the persons so tragically killed. We are bereaved and mourning together with the 11 million citizens of Belgium in particular and 500 million Europeans in general. Staffan Nilsson, President and Martin Westlake, Secretary General Wij zijn zwaar aangedaan bij het horen over over het tragische busongeluk in Zwitserland, waar 28 mensen om het leven kwamen -helaas zijn de meesten onder hen kinderen- en vele andere gewond raakten. Namens het Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité willen we onze oprechte condoleances en ons diepste medeleven aanbieden aan de naasten en de vrienden van degenen die bij het ongeval betrokken waren. We leven mee met het verdriet van 11 miljoen Belgen en dat van 500 miljoen Europeanen. Staffan Nilsson, Voorzitter, en Martin Westlake, Secretaris-Generaal
  • 13 Mar 2012
    EESC president calls to ensure sustainable future for water resources at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille "We certainly consider it to be an issue of strategic importance, and not only as an environmental issue but also as a key element of sustainable economic growth in Europe. Water is a vital resource for all human beings and for many economic sectors, including but certainly not limited to agriculture and the agri-food industry", stated President Nilsson at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille.

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  • 13 Mar 2012
    Change Europe and bring back borders? "I'm surprised how easily some leaders in Europe touch on the right to free movement, one of the few tangible benefits of the EU citizens from EU membership and integration. I agree we need to act responsibly within Schengen and to control external borders, however I don't agree with ultimatums of Member States threatening they withdraw from Schengen unless this or that happens, or with transforming Europe into a fortress."

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    Immigration & asylum
  • 8 Mar 2012
    All women and men are entitled to reach their full potential International Women’s Day is a good opportunity to reiterate the call for more progress on gender equality in Europe and in the world. In Europe we still have a lot of work to do in this area.
  • 7 Mar 2012 European Parliament Hearing: The future of EU funding on Migration and Asylum On 7 March Anna Maria Darmanin participated as a speaker in a European Parliament hearing on the future of EU funding on Migration and Asylum.

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  • 5 Mar 2012
    Poverty deprives fundamental right to civil and political participation Poverty is not only a material problem resulting from the distribution of wealth; it means also being deprived of the fundamental right to civil and political participation, said EESC president Staffan Nilsson at the 12th European Fourth World People's University on the topic “Citizens united for a Europe active against persistent Poverty”, jointly organised by the ATD Fourth World Movement and the EESC.
  • 5 Mar 2012
    5 ideas for a younger Europe at University of Warsaw Anna Maria Darmanin and Gianni Pittella met with students from across Poland at Warsaw University on 5 March 2012. Jacek Krawczyk, EESC Vice-President and a graduate of Warsaw University, was a special guest at the meeting. At the sixth 5 ideas for a younger Europe event, students from a number of Polish universities set out their expectations regarding the future of European integration.

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