18 Dec 2014
A work programme that is on the right track but that needs fast-track achievements to be convincing, says the EESC
The EESC welcomes the new direction taken by the EC in its 2015 work programme which was published today. The EESC is pleased that the new programme is very much to the point and is focused on the major challenges of the future rather than on the details that so often give rise to overelaborate legislation whicht the public finds simply impossible to understand. However, the EESC stresses the importance of giving practical expression to these new provisions – something for ...
11 Dec 2014
The EESC at the conference "Mediation for Growth" organized by Eurochambres on the economic potential of the use of mediation techniques
The EESC President participated with the Italian Secretary of State for justice and MEPs Cofferati and Karim, at the conference organized by Eurochambres on the economic potential of the use of mediation techniques in conflict resolution ("Mediation for Growth "). Mediation, this flexible procedure to reach a negotiated agreement with ...
11 Dec 2014
The EESC President meets with members of the Court of Auditors
President Malosse intervened on Monday, 8th December, before the Members of the European Court of Auditors gathered for a seminar in Brussels. Henri Malosse stressed the importance of transparency and accountability of the values held by the Court of Auditors, in order to regain the trust of European citizens ...
10 Dec 2014
Meeting of the EESC with Frans Timmermans, First vice-president of the Commission in charge notably of Interinstitutional Relations
On Tuesday 9th December, the First vice-president for Interinstitutional Relations of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, received the delegation of the EESC, led by its President, Henri Malosse. This first encounter since the arrival of the new team at the head of the Commission, opens up a partnership that the two institutions want to reinforce ...
5 Dec 2014
The EESC meets citizens in Corsica
After discussions with elected officials of the city of Corte, the members of the EESC were welcomed by those of the village of Alzi in the microregion of Bozzio, and were introduced to the specific challenges local entrepreneurs face in an isolated mountain region. The next morning, at the chestnut fair in the village of Bocognano, the EESC delegation met with local artisans who have used the island's unique ...