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  • 27 May 2015
    Statement by Henri Malosse, President of the EESC, on Russia

    I join Federica Mogherini in expressing the concerns of the members of the EESC about the new law passed in Russia which restricts freedom of association and movement.

    This law comes in addition to a multitude of pressures that in recent years have affected to a great extend organisations that are working in the fields of the environment and human rights. In general, we are very concerned about the worldwide increase of measures that restrict freedom of association. In some countries this freedom is completely suppressed. We must remember that democracy is not a matter of geographical latitude or standards of living. Democracy is a fundamental human right that is unconditional.

  • 22 May 2015
    Enough with the nice speeches, time for action!

    Speech of Henri Malosse at the Eastern Partnership summit, Riga, 21-22/05/2015

    "The Civil societies of the EU and Eastern Partnership countries expect action, they are tired of beautiful words which do not materialize!"


  • 12 May 2015
    The Platform for the outermost regions at the center of the meeting with the MEP from the Réunion

    On Tuesday, the president of the EESC, Henri Malosse, received the MEP from the Réunion and Mayor of Saint-Leu, Thierry Robert. During their discussion, they spoke passionately about the future of the island and its role as a territory of the European Union. Mentioning "its extraordinary abilities," President Malosse highlighted the wealth of the Réunion and the opportunity presented by its ...

  • 9 May 2015
    The EESC in Bonn to pay tribute to Konrad Adenauer on the occasion of Europe Day, on 9th May

    On 9 May, the EESC President, Henri Malosse, accompanied by EESC members, visited Bonn – the birthplace of Konrad Adenauer, for Europe Day. The delegation first visited the house of Ludwig Van Beethoven and honored the memory of the founding father Robert Schuman on this symbolic day by inaugurating ...


  • 30 Apr 2015
    Xylella Fastidiosa. Henri Malosse: "It is possible to save our trees"

    Henri Malosse, President of the EESC, convened a working meeting in Brussels on the issue of  Xylella Fastidiosa, with representatives of the Territorial Collectivité of Corsica and the European Commission. The objective was to study sustainable solutions to fight against the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, which is ravaging olive groves in southern ...

  • 22 Apr 2015
    Henri Malosse awarded by Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate

    On 22 April 2015, Henri Malosse, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, received a delegation from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate, headed by His Holiness Patriarch Filaret. Henri Malosse was awarded with the Order of St Volodymyr the Great for his contribution and support to the democratic ...

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