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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: 2013
    6 pages
    Croatia - Flashes of Diversity
    Exhibition by Mario Romulic and Drazen Stojcic.
  • Published In: 2013
    12 pages
    EESC priorities during the Lithuanian presidency
    Given the ongoing crisis, Europe is faced with a major challenge which it must address successfully: to restore public trust in its ability to act in their interest and in the general European interest. In the run-up to the European Parliament elections in May 2014, the overall direction provided by the Lithuanian presidency will be essential in renewing ties with the public.
  • Published In: 2013
    8 pages
    Meet Croatia
    In July 2013 it became the first country to join the EU since 2007 and the second Balkan country emerging from the former Yugoslavia to do so, after Slovenia.
  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    Presentation Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption
    Completion of the Single Market is one element necessary for the European venture to succeed. The EESC has a key role to play here, for the good of both consumers and business. To this end, the EESC set up a Single Market Observatory (SMO) in 1994, with the support of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. The SMO is made up of 33 members representing European civil society organisations. Its aim is to monitor how the Single Market operates in practice, identify where the problems are and help legislators remedy existing shortcomings.
  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    EESC contributions to the European tourism policy
    Tourism therefore plays a crucial role in achieving the Union’s most important goals, such as sustainable development, economic growth, employment and economic and social cohesion.
  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    The EESC and the Western Balkans
    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has developed a dual approach, regional and bilateral, for its relations with civil society organizations (CSOs) of the Western Balkans. Both are linked by common global objectives, which are: ° to contribute to the consolidation of democracy and the future accession to the EU; ° to foster both civil and social dialogue: - by the development of a culture of dialogue between the authorities and the CSOs and among the CSOs themselves; - by the creation of transparent and efficient institutional frameworks for civil and social dialogue; - by promoting the setting-up of adequate legal environments for the activities of the CSOs; ° to strengthen civil society networks; ° to increase exchange of experiences and best practices
  • Published In: 2013
    98 pages
    Europe 2020 Strategy - European Semester 2012
    Europe 2020 Steering Committee. Contributions from Economic and Social Councils and similar institutions from EU Member States.
  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    The EESC and Turkey
    The role of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) created by the EESC in 1995 is to promote interaction between the economic and social actors of organised civil society in the EU and Turkey.
  • Published In: 2013
    24 pages
    Report on the SOC strategy 2010-2013
    Some of the results achieved by the SOC section are presented in this leaflet, with a specific focus on consultative work (including exploratory and own-initiative opinions) and events organised by the Committee.
  • Published In: 2013
    36 pages
    Nautical industries: restructuring accelerated by the crisis
    On 13 February 2013, the European Economic and Social Committee adopted an opinion on "Nautical industries: restructuring accelerated by the crisis." The works that resulted in this opinion were backed by a public hearing organized in partnership with the European Boating Industry (Representing the Leisure Marine Industry in Europe), within the framework of the 52nd International Boat Show 2012, held in Genoa, Italy, on 9 October 2012.

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