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On 26 March, the TTYPE (Track and Trace Your Pension in Europe) Consortium presented its final report on a roadmap towards creating a European pension tracking service, which was handed over to the European Commission. The conference, organised together with the EESC, discussed possible next steps towards implementing this service. 

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  • 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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  • 28 Feb 2012
    EESC in favour of an ambitious EU budget for 2014-2020 The EU’s current political projects such as the Europe 2020 strategy and its objectives for growth, job creation, investment and innovation deserve a more ambitious and stable budget for 2014-2020, said Staffan Nilsson, President of the European Economic and Social Committee at a hearing on the future EU budget held today. The purpose of this event, which brought together decision-makers, senior officials and representatives of civil society, was to hear a variety of stakeholders' opinions on the future shape of the EU budget. The hearing's conclusions will feed into the EESC opinion currently being drawn up by EESC Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk and Committee member Stefano Palmieri (Italy, Workers' Group).

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  • 22 Feb 2012
    EESC-EC Cooperation protocol On 22 February 2012, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and EESC President Staffan Nilsson signed a new protocol on cooperation between the EC and the EESC, which replaces a seven-year-old cooperation agreement. The signing took place during the EESC plenary assembly in the presence of Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and administration.
  • 20 Feb 2012
    How to create better airports? Jacek Krawczyk, Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee, today called for further liberalisation of aviation and deplored the persistence of various forms of protectionism in this industry. Mr Krawczyk addressed a hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee to assess the European Commission's recent "Better Airports" package. The Committee is currently drawing up an opinion on the proposal.

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  • 13 Feb 2012
    We need more Europe to complement the monetary Union, says EMI president Jo Leinen On 9 February, EESC President Staffan Nilsson met with the president of the European Movement International (EMI), MEP Jo Leinen, and talked about ways to deepen the cooperation between the EESC and the EMI. Mr. Leinen stressed the special value of EMI as an organisation which involves more than EU Member States, being represented in about 41 European countries. EMI is currently focusing its activities on citizens' participation, the current institutional challenges the EU is facing and on the Western Balkans, the Southern and Eastern neighbourhood of the EU.
  • 7 Feb 2012
    "We cannot advance integration only by punishing, cooperation is vital" says Jacques Delors EESC president, Staffan Nilsson met former President of the European Commission (1985-1994) and founding President of the think-tank Notre Europe , Mr Jacques Delors and discussed the current challenges to European integration on 7 February.

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  • 31 Jan 2012
    Speech by president Staffan Nilsson at the conference "The European Union moving towards a European energy community" A new impetus is vitally needed to fill the many gaps between words and deeds at EU level. The EU needs an enhanced strategic vision to guarantee the provision of competitive, secure and sustainable energy in the long run. Setting up a European Energy Community is the best option to meet our common challenges whilst closing the governance gap in energy issues at EU level.

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