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  • 16/03/2017
    ESC on its Plenary Session held on February 24, 2017 adopted resolution entitled “European Energy Union: impact and effects for civil society”. The resolution estimates the importance of the European Energy Union Project (EEUP) for Bulgaria and its positive influence on the energy sector, business and citizens.
  • 03/03/2017
    The Digital Single Market: How does it benefit consumers? Today's digital transformation is reshaping our lives and our economies, generating profound changes in the way we produce, consume and access to services. But equally importantly, Europe needs a fully operational Digital Single Market to ensure that all European citizens can benefit from the advantages of the digital era safely and on an equal footing.
  • 03/03/2017
    On June 2016, the Commission and the European external Action service presented the Joint Communication 'Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations'. In it, three work streams are outlined: Supporting culture as an engine for sustainable social and economic development. It involves supporting the development of cultural policies in other countries and strengthening cultural and creative industries, recognizing their economic weight and their potential for creating smart sustainable jobs. Promoting Culture and intercultural dialogue for peaceful inter-community relations. It encompasses cooperation amongst cultural operators and fostering peace-building through Inter-Cultural Dialogue.
  • 03/03/2017
    The upcoming EESC Plenary Session on 22-23 February, 2017 will deal with the adoption of several important opinions. Please let me highlight two exploratory opinions in the field of education and skills that were produced at the request of the Maltese Presidency.
  • 03/03/2017
    As part of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties, the EESC, together with the Italian Council of Ministers and under the patronage of the Italian Parliament, is organising a conference on Sixty years of the European community — Let's shape the future, on 13 March 2017 at the Chamber of Deputies in Rome.
  • 27/01/2017
    In the last couple of years, the combination of opportunities brought about by the digital revolution and the emergence of new consumer behaviours and aspirations have triggered radical change in the way we buy, exchange or even value goods and services, also known new economy models.Their impact on businesses, consumers and workers is considerable. As the European voice of civil society, we have recognised both the potential of these new models for Europe's sustainability as well as the uncharted legal territory they bring with them. In 2016, we published opinions on the circular economy, the functional economy and the collaborative economy, proposing innovative solutions to complex issues thrown up by so-called disruptors.
  • 27/01/2017
    First of all, I wish you a happy New Year full of success and peace! The Presidency of the Council of the European Union starting in January 2017 will be the first time for the Republic of Malta. For that reason the European Economic and Social Committee Plenary Session will feature a presentation on the priorities of the Maltese Presidency on 25 January by Dr Ian Borg, Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds. At a time when European Union cohesion is being put to the test it falls to Malta to play an important part in contributing to unity rather than dividing or making unilateral decisions. I am convinced that Malta is capable of successfully ushering in a new era for Europe. I am particularly pleased to see that the Maltese Presidency priorities include proposals made by our Committee.

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