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Joost van Iersel, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), EESC

When the international economic and financial crisis struck, it exposed the structural limitations and contradictions in EMU, depriving the euro of its propensity to attract. The crisis proves that it takes much more than a set of "accountancy" rules such as the stability pact and others, because the underlying problems are not technical but economic and political. Some progress has been made in the past few years by putting in place new rules and mechanisms, notably parts of a Banking Union, but the construction works are far from being completed yet, which contributes to the persisting climate of uncertainty among citizens and business, and hinders the growth potential of the European economy ...

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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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  • 22 Nov 2012
    CONNECT ME! Social inclusion, e-inclusion and the WEB-based learning On 12h November 2012 Anna Maria Darmanin participated as speaker in the conference "Connect me! Social inclusion, e-inclusion and the WEB-based learning" in Milano. Connect Me! was the final conference of a three years project within the EU DG Education and Culture Lifelong Learning Programme "Web 2.0-based virtual communities and social learning to strengthen competencies of people at risk of exclusion – CONNECT".

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  • 22 Nov 2012
    Economic and Social Councils gather in Seoul to talk civil society`s role in transition The International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) Board meeting took place today in Seoul. The EESC was represented by president Staffan Nilsson. The Korean Prime Minister welcomed the AICESIS Board along with representatives from Federation of Korean Trade Unions and Korea Employers Federation.

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    Staffan Nilsson (2010-2013)
  • 22 Nov 2012
    From Brussels to Seoul, the food security tops the agenda The EESC President, Staffan Nilsson met today in Seoul with T.H.E Lars Danielsson, Ambassador of Sweden to Korea. During the meeting they debated on the need to further explain the EU framework on other continents. The EU is a major trade partner for the Republic of Korea and still there is a lack of understanding of the main trade and political partners about the way the EU functions and the role it plays. "The EESC has an important role in this area as we can reach out to the traditional political channel", said Staffan Nilsson. Read more.

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  • 15 Nov 2012
    Krawczyk celebrates the 10th anniversary of the EU Aviation Security Agency Today Jacek Krawczyk, EESC Vice-President joined the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Cologne, Germany, in celebrating its 10th anniversary. The EASA was created in 2002 to ensure the promotion and application of the top safety and environmental standards in aviation.

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  • 9 Nov 2012
    Krawczyk tackles Europe's future in Q&A with students Ways of overcoming the economic crisis, challenges facing youth entering the labour market and the European federalisation were on the agenda of a meeting between Jacek Krawczyk, Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee and students of Feliks Fabiani high school in Radomsko, Poland.

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  • 9 Nov 2012
    "Europe needs a stimulus package focused on real job creation": President Nilsson addressed Economic and Social Councils of 16 Member States in Dublin
    "Europe needs a stimulus package focused on real job creation": President Nilsson addressed Economic and Social Councils of 16 Member States in Dublin President Staffan Nilsson participated on 8-9 November 2012 in the annual meeting of the Presidents and Secretary Generals of national ESCs and the EESC in Dublin. Representatives from 16 EU countries and the EESC gathered to debate on the labour market and welfare/benefits reforms. Staffan Nilsson put forward the recommendations agreed by the EESC on giving employment and social policy an equal footing with finance and economy policies.

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  • 7 Nov 2012
    CYFI Child & Youth Finance International On 7th November Anna Maria Darmanin participated in the CYFI Regional Meeting for Europe & Central Asia in Brussels. The regional meeting brought together leading experts, practitioners and innovators from within the region who are engaged in the issues of financial access and financial education for children and youth.

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