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  • 12 Oct 2012
    Freedom of media in the Euro-Mediterranean region On 11th and 12th October 2012 Anna Maria Darmanin participated in the EESC's yearly civil society media seminar. This year, media freedom in the Euro-Mediterranean region was the central focus of the seminar that took place in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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    Former EESC Vice-President Anna-Maria Darmanin (2010-2013)
  • 11 Oct 2012
    No single market without single sky, warns Jacek Krawczyk There will be no truly European single market without the Single European Sky, said EESC Vice President, Jacek Krawczyk at today's high level Aviation Summit in Limassol, Cyprus.

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    Former EESC Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk (2010-2013)
  • 10 Oct 2012
    Ageing societies in Europe and Japan: Policy Responses and Research & Innovation Solutions for Active and Healthy Ageing As both the European Union and Japan are experiencing demographic change, with an increasing number of senior citizens; urgent questions are arising in a number of social and economic areas. However, this situation also represents an opportunity for new economic and technological developments.
  • 9 Oct 2012
    Cooperation makes us stronger: EESC President Nilsson met the new CoR President Valcárcel Siso Today President Staffan Nilsson met the new president of the Committee of the Regions, Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso. The EESC President emphasised the good political and administrative cooperation between our two advisory bodies. In terms of political priorities, Nilsson and Valcárcel Siso agreed that the two Committees could further cooperate in the following areas: the Europe 2020 strategy, cohesion policy and namely supporting and adopting the European code of conduct on partnership, the CAP reform for a competitive agriculture sector in Europe, advocating for a strong EU budget, and the European Citizens' Initiative.

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    Staffan Nilsson (2010-2013)
  • 9 Oct 2012
    Inter-institutional working session on Rio+20 follow-up at EU-level At the initiative of the EESC president Staffan Nilsson, the EESC organised on 9 October an inter-institutional working session on Rio+20 follow-up at EU-level in order to keep the Rio momentum and to motivate the other institutions to "bring Rio home" together as EU-Institutions. The inter-institutional working session chaired and facilitated by President Nilsson was attended by high-level representatives of all EU institutions, among others Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, Timo Mäkelä, Director of Directorate-General for Environment, Mathias Groote, Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Mercedes Bresso, First Vice-President of the CoR, directors concerned from the Council of Ministers and not the least Hans-Joachim Wilms, Chair of the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory.
  • 3 Oct 2012
    Labour market reforms in response to the crisis
    Labour market reforms in response to the crisis The consequences of the continuing situation of Europe`s financial, economic and social crisis have been severe. It is thus extremely important to look at how labour markets in the various countries have reacted to it. Portugal is one of countries that have been the toughest hit. During the panel discussion amongst the government representatives and a high number of participants from relevant Portuguese social partners, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders, the most recent situation was analysed in details and exit solutions were proposed.

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    Labour Market (LMO)

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    Staffan Nilsson (2010-2013)
  • 1 Oct 2012
    Eveyne Pichenot and Staffan Nilsson at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Public Forum
    The EESC at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Public Forum The EESC President Staffan Nilsson and the EESC member Ms Evelyne Pichenot took part in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Public Forum, where governments, non-governmental organizations, academics, businesses and students come together to discuss the latest issues regarding the multilateral trading system. Within the Forum, the EESC hosted a debate on: "Civil Society in Action – Monitoring Sustainable Development and wider FTA implementation: Lessons to be drawn from the EU experience". When he opened the debate, President Nilsson reiterated the EESC's strong political commitment under his mandate to promote further civil society involvement in the monitoring of the EU's trade agreements.

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    International Trade, Sustainable development

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    Europe 2020

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    Staffan Nilsson (2010-2013)
  • 27 Sep 2012
    Let our kids learn entrepreneurship at school, says Vice-President Krawczyk Entrepreneurship should become part of the school curriculum, declared EESC Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk at the plenary session on strategic management held at the European Congress for Small and Medium Enterprises in Katowice, Poland on 24-27 September.

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    Former EESC Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk (2010-2013)
  • 27 Sep 2012
    Step up for a stronger Europe! On 25 September Anna Maria Darmanin moderated the panel "A Single Market For The Future" at the high level EESC Conference on Europe2020, Step Up for a Stronger Europe!

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    Former EESC Vice-President Anna-Maria Darmanin (2010-2013)
  • 26 Sep 2012
    President Nilsson participated in the Planetworkshops’ Global Conference 2012.
    Civil society must be at the centre of cooperation and development schemes for Africa President Nilsson participated in the Planetworkshops’ Global Conference 2012: Africa is the continent of all stakes and all possible. Fight against deforestation, biodiversity preservation, access to water, to education and to health services, development of infrastructures, necessary emergence of social entrepreneurship, are several of the challenges to achieve a sustainable future in Africa. President Nilsson stressed that along with governments, private sector and civil society must be at the center of these new cooperation and development schemes.

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    Staffan Nilsson (2010-2013)

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