5 Nov 2013 Ref: 68/2013 EESC backs EC move for better gender balance on boards Plans to step up pressure on European boardrooms to become more female-friendly were agreed during a meeting between Vice-President of the European Commission Viviane Reding and a delegation from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels on November 5.
EESC backs EC move for better gender balance on boards
31 Oct 2013 Ref: 67/2013 Finding new ways out of the crisis Since 2008 and the onset of the crisis, what lessons have we learned from this race for quick profit which has corrupted our economies, leading many European countries into recession, where algorithms have replaced traders, performing micro-second transactions, and where a company's share price no longer bears any relation to the actual situation?
23 Oct 2013 Ref: 64/2013 Europe needs a social response - Will the EU meet the challenge? 84 million Europeans live below the poverty line and 26 million are unemployed. The economic and financial crisis has turned into a social and democratic one and only 31% of Europeans trust the EU. Is the EU ready to respond to its citizens' expectations and concerns?
21 Oct 2013 Ref: 63/2013 Ahead of the European Council meeting of 24-25 October, the EESC opposes a merely declaratory policy The European Economic and Social Committee has met the European Council president, Herman Van Rompuy, ahead of the upcoming summit on 24 and 25 October. Underlining the weight of Europeans' expectations in the field of economic and social policies, the Committee expressed its expectations of tangible and rapid achievements that would enable Europe to restore public confidence.
Ahead of the European Council meeting of 24-25 October, the EESC opposes a merely declaratory policy
18 Oct 2013 Ref: 62/2013 EESC calls for a coherent EU policy on immigration At its plenary session in Brussels yesterday, in the wake of the Lampedusa disaster, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) made a loud and clear call for a coherent EU immigration policy based on burden-sharing. With an own-initiative opinion, the EESC reiterated its already well-established position on this issue: irregular immigration into the EU is a European problem that can only be solved by European means.
17 Oct 2013 Ref: 61/2013 The EESC calls for a total ban on planned obsolescence For the first time, an EU institution is looking into the positive aspects of a total ban on planned obsolescence: more jobs, better consumer protection and a boost to sustainable development. The EESC has today issued an opinion on product lifetimes and consumer information to combat the business strategy of obsolescence.
16 Oct 2013 Ref: 60/2013 Universal broadband key to economic growth in Europe EU budget cuts may mean that Europe falls behind on technological advances already achieved in the telecoms sector, warns the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in its critical assessment of the European Commission's revised proposal for telecoms networks in Europe.