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Energy is crucial for modern societies; the development of the economy is directly linked to its price and availability.

Today, Europe is highly dependent on external energy resources; in 2012 90% of its energy was imported. Yet the various political crises throughout the world (Ukraine, Iraq) remind us that this dependence makes Europe very vulnerable.

In order to minimise the effects of this, Europe must rely on a true energy mix. Diversification, both in terms of geography and energy sources, is crucial.

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  • Published In: 2012

    EU transport at a crossroads
    As a key aspect of a modern society, transport is vital to the smooth running of the European economy. In line with the White Paper entitled Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area, the TEN section recognises the need to optimise the transport system to meet the demands of EU competitiveness, social cohesion and sustainable development in order to complete the internal market.
  • Published In: 2012

    Immigration and integration - EESC Position Paper
    “Integration is a reality which migrants live at the workplace, at school, at the bus stop or the sports club. Because it is part of everyday life, civil society – which the EESC represents – has a vital role to play in promoting integration. This has been clearly recognised both by European institutions and civil society organisations which concretely consider the Committee as a bridge between the two of them.” Luis Miguel Pariza Castaños, President of the Immigration and Integration (IMI) Standing Group
  • Published In: 2012
    6 pages
    European Consumer Day
    The EESC is a bridge between Europe and organised civil society. In this context, the European Consumer Day provides a forum where representatives of government, EU institutions and civil society organisations can exchange their views on various problems related to consumer affairs. Every year the event gathers highlevel participants to discuss topical issues, whether focusing on the ongoing Commission initiatives or signalling problems that require more attention.
  • Published In: 2012
    6 pages
    The EESC and the international trade
    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has increasingly been addressing international trade issues during the past several years. In this field the EESC is especially interested in environmental, social, labour and sustainable development aspects in the implementation of trade agreements as well as stronger civil society participation.
  • Published In: 2012
    2 pages
    Active ageing and solidarity between generations - EESC Position Paper
    ”Ageing should not only be active, but also healthy, dignified and enjoyable. Hence, ‘active’ ageing should not be seen just as the possibility of prolonging working life or social involvement.” EESC opinion on the European Year for Active Ageing
  • Published In: 2012
    36 pages
    The priorities of the European Economic and Social Committee during the Danish Presidency
    The Council of the European Union brings together ministerial representatives of the governments of the EU Member States, meeting in various formations according to the policy area under discussion. The Council’s legislative and political decisions are prepared by a large number of specialised working parties and are fed upwards through the Permanent Representatives Committee to the Council itself. Member State governments in turn chair the Council’s various meetings and represent the Council vis-à-vis the EU’s other institutions and the European Union vis-à-vis the larger world. These presidencies of the Council of the European Union traditionally establish a set of broad political priorities and a work programme. The Kingdom of Denmark holds the Presidency for the first half of 2012. Its priorities can be found at http://EU2012.dk This publication sets out some of the major activities of the European Economic and Social Committee during the period of the Danish Presidency from January to June 2012.
  • Published In: 2011
    6 pages
    Rewarding excellence in civil society initiatives
    EESC Civil Society Prize 2011 The Civil Society Prize is first of all a symbol, highlighting the excellence of initiatives generated by civil society players in Europe. We celebrate the achievements of civil society organisations which have had the ingenuity to develop projects that have had a positive impact on Europeans’ lives, and have significantly contributed to promoting European identity and integration. This has been our overall aim with the Civil Society Prize ever since its creation.
  • Published In: 2011
    80 pages
    The European Cycling Lexicon
    An illustrated passport-sized booklet, containing key terms for cycling, different types of bikes for different mobility needs, and good cycling infrastructure in all 23 official EU languages.
  • Cover Services of general interest
    Published In: 2011
    6 pages
    Services of General Interest
    Services of general interest (SGI), whether they be economic or non-economic, meet basic needs and play a key role in promoting the social and territorial cohesion of the Union. Many network industries (gas, electricity, transport, postal services, telecommunications, etc.) which manage infrastructure with a transnational character provide services of general interest, which require special attention.
  • Published In: 2011
    2 pages
    Demographic change: a challenge and an opportunity - EESC Position Paper
    ”Let’s not talk about the formal retirement age. What is important is the value we attach to the time we spend at work. In a truly inclusive labour market with high quality work, people will want to – and will be able to – stay active longer. Satisfied people are more productive and this should be fully recognised as a key factor for growth.” Leila Kurki, President of the EESC’s Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship Section

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