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  • Speech Item 22 Feb 2012 Speaker: José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
    Des décisions à la mise en oeuvre Speech of José Manuel Barroso at the 478th plenary session of the EESC
  • Photo Gallery Item 22 Feb 2012 View the image gallery - 478th plenary session 14 photos

    478th plenary session

  • Press Release Item 21 Feb 2012
    Ref: 007 2012
    Civil Society representatives address the economic crisis with President Barroso and Vice-President Almunia The 478th plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee, to be held on February 22-23, will address civil society's main concerns about the current economic crisis and its social consequences. On Wednesday, President José Manuel Barroso is going to explain the European Commission's position on the Europe 2020 Strategy and outline the preparation of the Spring European Council. President Barroso and EESC President Staffan Nilsson will sign the renewed EC/EESC Cooperation Protocol. Also on Wednesday, President Nilsson will mark the mid-term of his mandate and look at challenges ahead. On Thursday, the Vice-President of the European Commission Joaquín Almunia will discuss the reform of State aid with the EESC.
  • News Item 12 Dec 2011
    President Staffan Nilsson met Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth about the European Audiovisual Policy On 12 December EESC President Staffan Nilsson met Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth about the European Audiovisual Policy and other relevant EESC work in view of the forthcoming Cypriot Presidency of the EU.
  • Photo Gallery Item 12 Dec 2011 View the image gallery - Staffan Nilsson meets Androulla VASSILIOU, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth 2 photos

    Staffan Nilsson meets Androulla VASSILIOU, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth

  • News Item 8 Dec 2011
    Commissioner Štefan Füle met the Czech EESC members
    Commissioner Štefan Füle met the Czech EESC members This meeting was of a special importance - first of all because it was devoted to possible outcomes of the immediately forthcoming EU crisis summit, secondly because of ongoing changes in some Arab countries and their possible regional impacts. Also the Western Balkans issues were on the agenda as well as the recently held Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership. Other important related issues were also touched. The meeting was held in an open atmosphere and working spirit. Both sides stressed the need for continuous cooperation. The role of the EESC was upheld during the meeting
  • News Item 22 Nov 2011
    Civil society players to help in humanitarian aid and response to natural disaster President Staffan Nilsson met Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, responsible for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Staffan Nilsson and the Commissioner talked about the increased global need for humanitarian aid and increased level of preparedness for natural disasters in the EU. 2012 will be the 20th anniversary of European humanitarian service and the Commissioner invited the EESC to take part in the anniversary activities.
  • Blog Item

    The elephant in the room

    21 Nov 2011

    By: Staffan Nilsson

    Participation of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, Joaquín Almunia, Vice President of the EC in charge of Competition, Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, Michel Barnier, Member of the EC in charge o
    Imagine a world where your broker recommends a stock that empowers disabled people, or a bond that provides a financial return while at the same time supporting the education of under-privileged young people in Europe! Last Friday, social business was taken up jointly by Commissioners Barnier, Andor and Tajani at a high-level event to promote the Commission's recent policy proposals on social entrepreneurship, a field in which the EESC has been an active and consistent contributor. Muhammad Yunus, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for having invented the micro-credit, attended the event, along with many other enthusiastic people working in the field. The Commission's President Mr Barroso together with the other Commissioners present, Mr Yunus and a number of social entrepreneurs had clearly concluded that there was an elephant in Europe's room that no one had really seen before: social enterprises. Read More...
  • News Item 18 Nov 2011
    Mr Nilsson, EESC President
    High level conference on social business and social economy On 18 November, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Staffan Nilsson, will participate in the high level conference on "Promoting social entrepreneurship in Europe", organised as a follow up to the European Commission "Social Business Initiative" Communication (IP/11/1238). Speakers include: the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso and other European Commissioners (Michel Barnier and László Andor); government ministers from several Member States (Poland, United Kingdom, Denmark). A keynote speech will be delivered by Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006. Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair of Big Society Capital Ltd. (UK) will take part in one of the panels.
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    EU mobility to go green and sustainable

    28 Oct 2011

    By: Staffan Nilsson

    Just imagine getting on a train in Brussels and getting off in Porto or in Helsinki, without having to change anywhere. Imagine that this would be a more affordable option than the plane and that it would save you much more time than if you took the car! Well, this is my vision for an EU Single Market transport area in 2050 or even earlier. The EU has given citizens freedom of movement – but now they need the means of transport to move quickly and easily throughout Europe. In the midst of the eurocrisis summit discussions, we met at the EESC for our plenary this week and dared to think beyond the crisis. One of the issues we dealt with was envisaging a functional, sustainable model for European mobility beyond 2020 and up to 2050. Read More...

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