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  • Published In: 2014
    12 pages
    EESC priorities during the Italian Presidency - July – December 2014

    The European Economic and Social Committee is staking its claim to be a committed partner for the Italian presidency of the European Union, thus giving a voice to civil society organisations throughout the next six-month period. It has been asked by the presidency to carry out a mid-term evaluation of the Europe 2020 strategy, which it will present at a high-level conference in Rome in December 2014. This partnership will form a strategic platform for promoting the role of citizens as a driving force for change in Europe…

  • Published In: 2014
    20 pages
    Your Europe Your Say! - Final Report and Evaluation

    The 2014 edition of the Your Europe, Your Say event by the European Economic and Social Committee brought groups of 16 and 17 year-olds from all 28 Member States to Brussels. Their main objective was to set five priorities for what Europe should do to become a better place and be more relevant to its citizens.

  • Published In: 2014
    20 pages
    An Action Plan for Europe

    At its 498th plenary session, the EESC adopted its "Action Plan for Europe" (142 votes in favour, 96 against and 12 abstentions). The tangible steps and proposals contained in the action plan are based on three pillars which address the shortcomings of the European Union as it currently operates: an economic Union, a social Union, and a democratic and civic Union.

  • 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.

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