10 Dec 2013 Ref: 77/2013 Christine Lagarde speaks to European organised civil societyThe European Economic and Social Committee invited Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, to its last plenary session of 2013. Against the backdrop of the ongoing crisis, the EESC is concerned about the consequences of austerity policies and their ability to bring recovery to European economies.
Christine Lagarde speaks to European organised civil society
6 Dec 2013 Ref: 76/2013 Christine Lagarde at the EESC plenary sessionAt its upcoming plenary session on 10-11 December, the European Economic and Social Committee will host a debate with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, on measures for renewed confidence, growth and jobs in Europe.
13 Nov 2013 Ref: 73/2013 The Greek presidency of the EU gives Europe a unique opportunity!For the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Union's second assembly, the Greek presidency gives Europe a unique opportunity: coming just a few months before the European elections, it could have a major impact by helping to give the public a more concrete idea of what Europe is about. Today, at the Greek parliament, the EESC underlined the lessons Greece has learned from the way the crisis has been handled, most importantly, how crucial it is not to ignore the voice of the European population.
12 Nov 2013 Ref: 71/2013 AGENDA The European Economic and Social Committee in public hearings at the Greek ParliamentThe EESC will attend public hearings at the Greek Parliament at 11 am on Wednesday 13th November as part of preparations for the Greek presidency of the European Union. Among other things, these hearings will discuss the problem of youth unemployment.
The meeting will be attended by:
- the president of the EESC, Henri Malosse
- the Greek president of the Workers’ Group, George Dassis,
- the president of the Various Interests Group, Luca Jahier
- and a Vice-President of the EESC Employers’ Group, Anna Bredima
AGENDA The European Economic and Social Committee in public hearings at the Greek Parliament
8 Nov 2013 Ref: 70/2013 State aid in aviation: as much as necessary, as little as possibleState aid in aviation must be the exception rather than the rule; if it is granted, it should always be spent for clearly defined purposes, within a specified timeframe, and it should be as transparent as possible, said Jacek Krawczyk, president of the Employers' Group, rapporteur for EESC's numerous opinions on the aviation industry. His statement came at a conference "Aviation – does it need state aid?" convened by the EESC yesterday ahead of the January publication by the European Commission of revised state aid rules in aviation.
5 Nov 2013 Ref: 68/2013 EESC backs EC move for better gender balance on boardsPlans 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 crisisSince 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?