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 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 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 6 pages European Year of Citizens 2013 The European Year of Citizens in 2013 is an unparalleled opportunity for the European
Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to underline the direct role of Europe’s 500 million citizens in building unity and prosperity, fostering integration and nurturing social solidarity.
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 2 pages Croatia - EESC Position paper On 1 July 2013, Croatia will become the 28th Member State of the European Union. The country's accession comes 10 years after it first applied for EU membership in 2003.