"The Presidency's success does not reflect the size of the country – it is driven by the political will to push for policies that are crucial for the future of Europe", said the EESC's president Georges Dassis in his welcome speech to the Bulgarian Deputy Minister for Labour and Social Policy, Zornitsa Roussinova, at the EESC's plenary session in January.
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Participating as keynote speaker in a high-level colloquium, organised by EESC President Dassis on "The position of Greece within the future of Europe", Greece’s Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs George Katrougkalos engaged in a lively exchange with Greek EESC members and the Presidents of the Greek civil society organisations represented at the Greek ESC, Athens, 21/12/17.
On Tuesday 12 December, the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Georges Dassis, participated in the Conference of Committee Chairs of the European Parliament (EP), in Strasbourg.
Initiatives from Greece, Belgium, Italy and Spain are awarded the other prizes
The five winning initiatives show what is being done by numerous NGOs across Europe to help some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society enter the labour market.
The EESC President Georges Dassis visited the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council (ESC) in Sofia. He met with the members of the Plenary Session of the ESC and talked to them about the priorities of Europe and the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Civil society, cities and regions call for targeted support for their vital contribution to implementation of the Paris Agreement
On behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee and of my colleagues, I would like to express my sadness for the victims of the disastrous floods that have hit Attica and Central Greece.
We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Greek people and with all those affected by these extreme weather events.
In these difficult moments, our thoughts are with the victims and their families.
The EESC proposes a debate on an EU Bill of Climate Rights to ensure climate justice at all levels
In his opening speech at the "I work therefore I am" conference, EESC president Georges Dassis had this message: "The EESC has already highlighted the need to adapt to new developments. Our role is not to oppose these transitions, but to guide them as well as possible in order to take advantage of all the benefits they can represent for growth, for the promotion of innovation, for good quality jobs, for sustainable financing and solidarity – including social protection –, and for social fulfilment."
Dear Mr. Ambassador,
I am writing to express my disappointment and concern regarding the detention of civil society leader and businessman Osman Kavala held under a secret investigation at a counter-terrorism unit. I also regret to see Mr. Kavala publicly incriminated, in advance of any judicial process, by President Erdogan in his speech to the Justice and Development Party (AKP) parliamentary group on 24 October, 2017.
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