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  • We must not let accounting rules sabotage the Youth Guarantee!

    4 Apr 2014

    By: Henri Malosse, Président du CESE

    With 6 million young people unemployed in Europe, the 28 Member States and the European institutions announced in April 2013 that they were launching the Youth Guarantee with a special budget of EUR 6 billion (the "Youth Employment Initiative"). Under the scheme, every young European under 25 years of age and looking for a job was soon to be offered training, work experience or a job and so no longer face exclusion. This hand stretched out to our young people was the first sign of a Europe paying attention to its younger generations after years of austerity ...

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  • Are MEPs Le Pen and Claeys afraid of the EESC?

    24 Mar 2014

    By: Henri Malosse, President of the EESC

    Are MEPs Le Pen and Claeys, respectively from the Front National and Vlaams Belang parties, afraid of civil society having any say at all? In calling in a draft resolution for the abolition of the EESC, these two eminent (non-aligned) parliamentarians make explicit reference to my visit to India on 10 March at the invitation of the Dalai Lama ...

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  • 16 Apr 2014 Presence at the European Parliament's Plenary Session – Strasbourg
  • 15 Apr 2014 Presence at the European Parliament's Plenary Session – Strasbourg
  • 14 Apr 2014 Meeting with the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF) . Intervention at the Public Hearing on "Civil society perspectives on the implementations of the UN Convention of the Rights of persons with disabilities"
  • 11 Apr 2014 Debate with students at the Athens University of Economics ASOEE- Athens
  • 10 Apr 2014 Meetings with Alexis Tsipras (opposition leader), Dr. Andreas Thanassoulias, President of the European Association of Friends of Robert Schuman, the Athens Literary Circle. Also Intervention at CreativeMED project conference "Mediterranean Creativity and Innovation: Transforming Regional Policy" - Athens
  • 9 Apr 2014 Visit to Athens including meetings with Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece, and the Economic and Social Council of Greece - Athens and also Intervention at a conference 'Regional engagement as a growth factor in Greece'
  • 8 Apr 2014 Meetings with Arnaud Emeriau, Permanent representative of the French Social Security Institutions Representation to the European Union (REIF) and also with Mgr Alain Paul Lebeaupin, Papal Nuncio to the EU, and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue - Brussels