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  • 22 Sep 2016
    Ref: 57/2016
    EESC urges the EU to adopt a more comprehensive nuclear strategy (PINC)

    Competitiveness, economy, security of supply, climate change and public acceptability are key considerations for the future of nuclear power, says EESC in its opinion adopted at today’s plenary.  “The European Commission’s proposal does not offer a clear and comprehensive approach to the future of nuclear power in Europe”, deplores EESC rapporteur Brian Curtis. "The recent ...

  • 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.

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  • 16 Jun 2017
    Ref: 31/2017
    Civil Society debates E-government and cybersecurity with incoming Estonian Presidency

    The successful experience of Estonia with E-government as well as questions concerning cybersecurity were discussed during the EESC conference on the “Future development of E-government in the EU” held in Tallinn. The EESC hosted a debate on the priorities of the incoming Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU which have as an overarching goal to improve the ...

  • 31 May 2017
    Ref: 27/2017
    Artificial Intelligence: Europe needs to take a human-in-command approach, says EESC

    The EU must adopt policies for the development, deployment and use of AI in Europe in such a way as to ensure it works for, rather than against, society and social well-being, the EESC said in an own-initiative opinion on the societal impact of AI, identifying 11 areas that need to be addressed ...

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Ref: 2/2017
    Europe's economic future is digital

    EESC adopts comprehensive package on connecting Europe.

    At its plenary of 25-26 January the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted a comprehensive

    package on the so called Gigabit Society, aimed at improving and finalizing digital connections in whole Europe and thereby strengthening the Digital Single Market.

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