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  • Published In: 2014
    12 pages
    EESC priorities during the Greek Presidency

    With a critical juncture already fast approaching,the Greek Presidency of the EU represents an opportunity that Europe cannot afford to miss, a chance to influence the direction of change and build a Europe that feels more tangible and familiar to its citizens. At the elections next May,the public will elect a new European Parliament. These elections will also tell us whether or not Europe has managed to convince its citizens that it is effective and that the European venture has been reinvigorated.

  • Published In: 2013
    2 pages
    The challenge of climate change - EESC Position paper
    "The international climate change negotiations should be a forum in which countries encourage each other forwards, not hold each other back." Lutz Ribbe, President, EESC Sustainable Development Observatory
  • Published In: 2013
    2 pages
    European policy in support of SMEs - EESC Position paper
    Entrepreneurial policy must stimulate the creation of all forms of enterprise. The emergence of freelance and craft businesses, the professions, family businesses and cooperatives or social enterprises should also be encouraged. Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, rapporteur on "Reigniting the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe"
  • Published In: 2013
    2 pages
    The Single European Sky - EESC Position Paper
    The completion of the EU Single European Sky (SES)is an inherent part of the process of improving the competitiveness and growth of the EU economy by further strengthening the European single market. Its objective is to provide better, more effective and reliable conditions of air travel to the European citizens.
  • Published In: 2013
    2 pages
    EU's outermost regions - EESC Position Paper
    "The outermost regions (ORs) have considerable assets to contribute to the future of Europe: the talents of their men and women, their agricultural, fisheries and industrial products, their high-quality tourism and their geographical role as outposts of Europe in their regional neighbourhoods. The citizens of the ORs feel themselves to be 100% European." Henri Malosse, EESC rapporteur on the EU's outermost regions European Economic and Social Committee
  • Published In: 2013
    2 pages
    Research and Innovation in the EU - EESC Position Paper
    "We believe that the free movement of researchers, scientific knowledge and technology must become the internal market’s ‘fifth freedom’ in addition to people, goods, capital and services." Daniela Rondinelli, rapporteur,EESC opinion on a partnership for excellence and growth in the European Research Area
  • Published In: 2012
    2 pages
    European banking sector/financial services - EESC Position paper
    Since 2007, the global financial crisis, sparked to a large extent by failures in the banking sector, has caused hardship for ordinary people around the world. It has demonstrated starkly the need for stricter regulation and supervision of the banks and financial services that underpin society.
  • Published In: 2012
    72 pages
    Active Citizenship
    "Active citizenship is central to the role of the European Economic and Social Committee. In this book, 24 EESC members talk about their personal contribution, as business people and trade unionists, campaigners and volunteers, revealing a vast and fascinating range of diff erent interests and priorities. What they all have in common is that they express a sense of solidarity with others in society, and concern for their welfare." Anna Maria Darmanin EESC Vice-President, President of the Communication Group
  • Published In: 2013
    48 pages
    Civil society and democracy
    This book argues that civil society, by which we mean associations, interest groups and the employers’and union organisations, is an essential pillar of democracy. During meetings with representatives of organised civil society, the writer has gathered a series of examples of how they have made their voices heard in the EU.
  • Published In: 2012
    15 pages
    Your guide to the European Citizens’ Initiative
    "From April 2012, European citizens will enjoy a new right, which will give them a stronger voice in EU affairs when the European Citizens’ Initiative enters into force. From that moment on, they will be able to express their demands in a new, unprecedented way. By collecting one million signatures across Europe, they can call upon the European Commission to propose or change European legislation. The European Economic and Social Committee has been an advocate of citizens’ rights to participate since the beginning of the European project. This guide is to provide you with an idea of how to get involved." Staffan Nilsson, President of the EESC Staffan Nilsson

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