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On 30 June, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, met with the Bureau of the European Economic and Social Committee.

After a bilateral meeting with the EESC president, he had an open and constructive dialogue with EESC Bureau Members on the Commissions' initiative on "Better Regulation".

 

 

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  • 1 Jul 2015
    Vice-President Timmermans met EESC's Bureau

    On 30 June, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, met with the Bureau of the European Economic and Social Committee.

    After a bilateral meeting with the EESC president, he had an open and constructive dialogue with EESC Bureau Members on the Commissions' initiative on "Better Regulation".

     

     

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  • 1 Jul 2015
    In favor of a euro zone able to produce solidarity

    President Malosse was invited by the French channel LCI, the 30th of June, to discuss the Greek situation. There he mentioned that the Greek people were shocked to have been forced to appeal to the International Monetary Fund while their country was part of the euro zone. For President Malosse, there is no doubt that this situation is due to the fact that "the euro zone is not completed and did therefore not have the solidarity mechanisms necessary to face the crisis. "...

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  • 25 Jun 2015
    "Women are the driving force in conflict resolution and social media is revolutionising our role"

    "Women are the driving force in conflict resolution and social media is revolutionising our role", said Vice-President Jane Morrice at the Global Media Forum in Bonn 

    EESC Vice-President, Jane Morrice, was one of the panellists at the Global Media Forum, an international Congress organised by 'Deutsche Welle' in Bonn. Together with four other panellists she debated the topic 'Empower women with a # - new ways to sustainable conflict resolution'

  • 18 Jun 2015
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    Civil Society Day 2015 - European legislation has to reflect European values

    "Civil Society Day is a great opportunity to talk - horizontally with civil society and vertically with the institutions. While using these abstract terms, it is important to see the people behind and not mere 'stakeholders', that is to say, to use the appropriate language in order to be heard and understood", said Vice President Jane Morrice in her opening speech.

    More than 200 representatives of civil society organisations from the EU and its neighbouring countries gathered at the 4th Civil Society Day, focusing on how EU legislation can have a more positive impact on people's lives.

     

     

  • 16 Jun 2015
    "Let's speak sustainable construction" in the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015

    (JDE building – Atrium 5, rue Belliard 99, Brussels, 17-18 June 2015)

    Following the great success of the first edition of the multilingual glossary "Let's speak sustainable construction", the EESC together with its partners CEMBUREAU and European Architects' Council is now launching the 2nd edition of this innovative guide to the terminology of sustainable construction in the EU. Visit the stands organised in the EESC/CoR building within the Sustainable Energy Week 2015 and grab a booklet version of the glossary in English, French, German and Spanish language!

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  • 12 Jun 2015
    Vice President Morrice's going local to Prague

    On 12 June 2015 EESC Vice-President Jane Morrice intervened at the Czech National Convention on the EU, a permanent platform aimed at initiating constructive debate about the directions and priorities of the Czech Republic within the European Union. During the meeting, which was held in the premises of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Ms Morrice spoke about the EESC and its relations with the other EU institutions, focusing as well on the EESC going local experience. EESC members from the Czech delegation were present , together with Czech Members of the EP, members of the national Parliament and other Czech public authorities.

  • 27 May 2015
    Statement by Henri Malosse, President of the EESC, on Russia

    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.

  • 27 May 2015
    First European-wide Sustainable Development Week

    The ESDW is a European-wide initiative aiming at stimulating and increasing the visibility of activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development.

    The registration for projects is still open. For more information, check out the ESDW website (www.esdw.eu), and find us on Twitter (@ESDW_2015) and Facebook.

  • 22 May 2015 2nd Southern Neighbourhood Civil Society Forum – Brussels, 28-29 May

    Co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions (CoR), the "Second Southern Neighbourhood Civil Society Forum" will take place in Brussels on 28-29 May 2015. The Forum is part of a larger initiative launched by the Commission in 2013 to create a mechanism for sustained dialogue between civil society, the EU and authorities in the Middle East and North Africa region. ...

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  • 19 May 2015
    The EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability 2015

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presents the EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability in cooperation with the LifeCare Initiative.

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