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  • 28 Apr 2016
    Ref: 31/2016
    Civil society needs to be involved in all aspects of the Energy Union

    In the debate with Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič the EESC stressed the importance of establishing an intelligent, efficient and sustainable EU external energy policy and the need for a shared vision – rather than mere technical/administrative reporting - to ensure that the Energy Union objectives are effectively pursued.

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    21 Jan 2016
    Ref: 04/2016
    Make consumers active participants in the energy market and ensure transparent energy pricing, urges the EESC

    The new energy market design, a new deal for energy consumers and energy efficiency labelling were part of an ENERGY package of three opinions voted on by the European Economic and Social Committee at its plenary session on 20 January 2016.

  • 27 Jun 2014
    Ref: 45/2014
    Energy prices: the EESC calls for deeper EU integration

    The Member States have to work together

    "European coordination and cooperation are indispensable for both keeping prices in check and securing our energy supply", said Stephane Buffetaut in his opening statement. The same line was vigorously taken up by all participating stakeholders, from employers to employees via a range of civil society organisations, who complained that Europe's energy policy management lacks coherence and coordination. Many expressed their frustration at the Member States' competitive approach towards energy policy.

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    22 Apr 2016
    Ref: 27/2016
    The EESC calls for e-inclusion and digital knowledge for all European citizens

    Nothing can escape today's digital revolution. The "internet of things", 3D printing, artificial intelligence, big data, online platforms and the sharing economy are bringing new businesses into the digital arena and create new opportunities for innovative SMEs and start-ups. The digital revolution is bringing about changes in modes of production and patterns of consumption, how we understand the world, and even how we live together as a society.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    Ref: 02/2013
    EU blueprint for cloud computing falls short While EU plans rightly aim to boost the use of cloud computing (CC), they fail to spur the development of cloud services and the emergence of European cloud computing infrastructure, warned the European Economic and Social Committee in an opinion it adopted at today's plenary session.
  • 5 Oct 2011
    Ref: 103 2011
    The EESC in Gdansk: Click IT! to see Europe's digital future

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is holding a "Click IT!" forum on 5-7 October at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Hall on Ołowianka Island in Gdansk (Poland). A dozen or so exhibitors will demonstrate innovative yet easy-to-implement schemes designed to close the digital gap in Europe. The EESC delegation will be led by its Vice-President, Anna Maria Darmanin. The forum will be held on the sidelines of a high-level international conference, Innovation for Digital Inclusion, organised under the auspices of the Polish Presidency.

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