I join Federica Mogherini in expressing the concerns of the members of the EESC about the new law passed in Russia which restricts freedom of association and movement.
This law comes in addition to a multitude of pressures that in recent years have affected to a great extend organisations that are working in the fields of the environment and human rights. In general, we are very concerned about the worldwide increase of measures that restrict freedom of association. In some countries this freedom is completely suppressed. We must remember that democracy is not a matter of geographical latitude or standards of living. Democracy is a fundamental human right that is unconditional.
23 September, Brussels - Andrzej Adamczyk and Christa Schweng took part to a live radio debate, broadcasted by Polskie Radio and the European radio network EuranetPlus.
On 15 September 2014, the International Day of Democracy, the EESC President, Henri Malosse, recalled the origins and history of European democracy and spoke of the challenges lying ahead.
Following up on last year's event, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) once again presents the EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability.
Georges Dassis, president of the Workers' Group, considers that the Greek presidency of the European Union has demonstrated clearly that despite its economic and financial troubles, Greece has been up to the challenge. ...
On 23 July, Mr. Van Iersel, President of the ECO section, and Mr. Fornea, Member of the EESC, took part to a lively radio debate at the European Parliament. They discussed about the challenges ahead for the EU Cohesion policy reform and about ways to increase citizens' quality of life though regional action.
(English version available soon) A l'occasion de la réunion ministérielle qui s'est tenue sur le Partenariat Oriental ce mardi 22 juillet, le président du Comité économique et social européen, Henri Malosse, a pris la parole devant l'assemblée.
Mesdames et Messieurs,
N'ayons pas de doute : la perspective européenne doit unir et non pas diviser. Certes, je me félicite que les trois pays aient signé de nouveaux Accords d'Association, mais je ne puis que regretter profondément le prix que l'Europe toute entière, et les Européens, paient pour cela.
A study entitled Priorities, challenges and prospects for civil society involvement in the Europe 2020 strategy beyond 2015 – Case study of four Member States (BE, FR, IT, NL) was done by Andrea Bellagamba, legal adviser at the Conseil National du Travail, to add value to the package of documents which Europe 2020 Steering Committee will prepare for the mid-term review of the 2020 Strategy along with an opinion on the Commission Communication Taking stock of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth COM(2014) 130 final, Project on the Mid-term review of Europe 2020 Strategy Report and Sections, Observatories, CCMI and Liaison group contributions towards Europe 2020 mid-term review.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presents the EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability in cooperation with the LifeCare Initiative.
A summary of the discussion organised by the Employers' Group
The climate change challenge, diversifying energy resoures and boosting R&D - these are the three main issues concerning energy policy that have emerged from the conference "Europe's Energy Policy - a business perspective for 2030" that took place on 27 June in Aberdeen Scotland