Strasbourg, Wednesday 5 February 2014: Martin Schulz, European Parliament president, Henri Malosse, European Economic and Social Committee president, and Ramon Luis Valcárcel Siso, Committee of the Regions president, today signed an important agreement between their three institutions. Faced with a need to do more to listen to the views of the European public, as set out in the Treaty of Lisbon, the three institutions wished to step up their cooperation and optimise their resources so as to ensure a quality response to what is happening on the ground and thus improve the effectiveness of legislation.
On 11 December, the EESC plenary session backed the Commission's proposals on card-based payments, but wants EU citizens to be able to make basic electronic payments cheaply and easily over the internet, both nationally and across borders.
EESC in push to measure the economic value of volunteering
Related Sub ThemesStatistics, Growth and Employment, Volunteering, Measuring instruments
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