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This morning, the EESC President spoke about the key challenges for 2015 on France 24's "Talking Europe" show. He strongly condemned the recent attacks in Paris and called for unity and solidarity in these troubled times. He also underlined that "95% of the victims of radical Islamism in the world are Muslims" and called for a united Europe to fight this pledge internally and externally in a coordinated way. "Protection is what citizens expect from a political power. It is up to the EU to prove its ability to deliver that protection".

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  • 12 Jan 2015
    Interview with Henri Malosse (France 24)

    This morning, the EESC President spoke about the key challenges for 2015 on France 24's "Talking Europe" show. He strongly condemned the recent attacks in Paris and called for unity and solidarity in these troubled times. He also underlined that "95% of the victims of radical Islamism in the world are Muslims" and called for a united Europe to fight this pledge internally and externally in a coordinated way. "Protection is what citizens expect from a political power. It is up to the EU to prove its ability to deliver that protection".

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    Henri Malosse - EESC President
  • 9 Jan 2015
    Launch of the European Year for Development

    On 9 January, the European Year for Development is launched officially in Riga at the start of the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union. European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, the Latvian Prime Minister, Laimdota Straujuma, and EESC President, Henri Malosse, are among the speakers at the opening.

    The EESC has played an influential role in establishing 2015 as the official European Year for Development (EYD2015). ...

  • 8 Jan 2015
    It is freedom of expression and civil society that are being murdered!

    It is with great dismay that I learned of the terrorist attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo. As President of the European Economic and Social Committee, I strongly condemn this despicable act. It is an odious and unjustifiable attack against one of the fundamental values of the European Union: freedom of expression. It is a crime against humanity.

    On behalf of the EESC, I express my condolences to the victims, journalists, employees of the newspaper and police officers as well as their families. My thoughts go also to managers and employees of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo and to the entire community of journalists.

    This attack occurs in a tense context when the entire Muslim community is often blamed. In these circumstances, in order to preserve cohesion, it is crucial to avoid any form of stereotyping. The vast majority of Muslims also reject this confusion as they are the main victims of fundamentalists.

    Europeans must fight TOGETHER against the terrorist threat. They want the EU to be able to protect them.

    We have to commit TOGETHER for a stronger and more coherent development policy to fight all over the world, against poverty and lack of development that are the roots of extremism and terrorism. In the European Union, we must strengthen our efforts for integration and cohesion tools. To be effective, these tools have to be supported and implemented by and with the civil society.

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    Henri Malosse - EESC President
  • 22 Dec 2014
    2015: we can make the difference.

    Dear Friends,

    With this year drawing to a close, we reflect on the problems Europeans are currently facing in Europe, including systemic difficulties such as unemployment, dwindling faith in the EU and its institutions and conflicts that are giving rise to forced migration. But the coming of the New Year also brings hope, as 2015 will begin with a new and restructured Commission, a newly formed European Parliament, and a new President of the European Council.

    The good news is that the European project is very deeply rooted, being anchored in the hearts and souls of millions of our fellow citizens. But for the European Union to be able to meet people's needs and expectations, we need to see major changes, which must be embarked on without delay.

    I am certain that together, we can make the difference.

    I wish you very happy holidays and a good start of the New Year, full of joy!

     

    Henri Malosse,

    President of the European Economic and Social Committee

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    Henri Malosse - EESC President
  • 17 Dec 2014
    EMAS environmental certification renewed in 2014

    The EESC has received EMAS certification for the fourth year in succession. EMAS certification - Environmental Management and Audit Scheme - assesses the environmental impact of the EESC's buildings and members of staff.

  • 4 Dec 2014
    Live radio debate: Georges Dassis on the fight against corruption

    On 2 December 2014, the President of the Workers’ Group, Georges Dassis, took part to a live radio debate with Greek MEPs on the fight against corruption in the EU, broadcasted by Skaï Radio (Greece) and Euranet Plus.

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  • 3 Dec 2014
    EU and ME(dia) – where do we go from here?

    This was the title of the 8th Civil Society Media Seminar the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) recently organized in Milan, from 27 to 28 November.

     

  • 28 Nov 2014
    Conference: Towards a more effective Europe 2020 - 4-5/12/2014

    The high-level conference "Towards a more effective Europe 2020: civil society's proposals for boosting social inclusion and competitiveness in Europe", 4-5 December 2014 in Rome, will be an important occasion for the EESC and newly nominated European Commission to discuss the role of the organised civil society during the 2015-2020 period. It will provide an opportunity to promote the important work that is being done in the Europe 2020 Steering Committee of EESC and to bring the concrete propositions to the EU decision making level.

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    Europe 2020

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  • 19 Nov 2014
    "Europe in Harmony" - The EESC Video Challenge is back!

    Our annual online video competition is a way of creating greater understanding between the different peoples of Europe and promoting appreciation of our rich cultural diversity. This year, we are giving it a musical twist and inviting amateur video-makers, choirs and singing groups from all 28 EU Member States to share their video-making virtuosity and singing talent.

  • 11 Nov 2014
    Henri Malosse
    Henri Malosse in Latvia to discuss digital agenda and the priorities of the Latvian presidency of the EU

    The President of the European Economic and Social Committee Henri Malosse begins his official visit to Latvia on 11th November 2014. ...

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