Speech Item21 Sep 2012Organisation: EESC, Speaker: Staffan Nilsson AER Crisis Summit and the Role of RegionsI am very grateful for this opportunity to address your Summit on the Crisis. I would like to share with you some ideas of the European Economic and Social Committee on how local, regional and national authorities can exit from it.
My first message today will be: yes, we can fix it by working together in full and genuine partnership with citizens.
My second message will be: in order to create the conditions for a return to growth and jobs, more Europe is needed, not less.
Newsletter ItemIssue Date: September 2012 EESC info September 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
The EU budget is a great investment tool, interview with Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski,
EESC Groups' Presidents look at the Europe 2020 Strategy,
A Single Market fit for the 21st century,
Strategy targets jobs for young people,
Industrial policy makes a comeback,
What future for the media in the Euromed region?,
Interview with Kinga Joó, Hungarian Member of the EESC
News Item12 Sep 2012
EESC President’s Statement on the State of the Union"What was inevitable has now been said: for the future of the EU, we must not be afraid to speak of a federation of nation-states and we must continue to deepen cooperation. Let us build it together and have the courage to turn a challenge into an opportunity. Europe needs vision and strong leadership. Mr Barroso has shown vision and leadership today in his State of the Union speech", states Mr Staffan Nilsson, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, in response to the European Commission's State of the Union address in the European Parliament today.
Social enterprises and the Europe 2020 strategy: innovative solutions for a sustainable EuropeConference -
EESC, Brussels, Belgium On 3 October 2012, the Various Interests Group organised a conference at the EESC on the topic 'Social Enterprises and the Europe 2020 Strategy: innovative solutions for a sustainable Europe'. Within the general framework of the 2012 UN International Year of Cooperatives, the objective of the event of the Various Interests Group was to actively support social enterprises as significant actors in the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy and of the Single Market.
Link ItemEuropean Council of 28 - 29 June 2012 The European Council focused on economic policy, adopting a Compact for growth and jobs and endorsing country-specific recommendations on the member states' economic and fiscal policies.http://www.european-council.europa.eu/council-meetings?lang=enPublished on the 4 Jul 2012
Bringing Rio Home - Rio+20 Debriefing SessionEESC, Brussels, Belgium Public meeting of the Sustainable Development Observatory.
The road from Rio is as important as the road to Rio. Coming back from Rio the EESC wants to take Rio home and contribute to the implementation of Rio results and discussions, in particular in the European Union.