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  • 07/07/2014
    Plenary Session - Charlemagne Building (European Commission), Room S3, 1040 Brussels, Belgium 09/07/2014 > 10/07/2014 500th plenary session with the participation of the following guests: Sandro Gozi, Italian Secretary of State for European Affairs, Peter Bofinger, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Edmond Alphandéry, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and former French Minister for Economic Affairs, and a representative of the European Central Bank, Kyriakos Gerontopoulos, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
  • 06/06/2014
    The extension of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles: an asset for France The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, «a true constitution of the oceans», and more precisely Article 76 thereof, gives coastal states the possibility to extend their continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles. Thus, France, thanks to its Overseas Territories, can expect to expand its sovereign rights over the natural resources of the seabed and subsoil by approximately 2 million km2.
  • 06/06/2014
    L’UE doit être réinventée en replaçant les citoyens au cœur d’un projet politique refondé. Aller à leur rencontre, avancer vers une Europe plus ouverte, plus solidaire, plus puissante sur la scène internationale, tels sont les objectifs à poursuivre. L’année 2014 marque, à cet égard, une étape importante pour l’Union européenne (UE) puisque seront renouvelés, pour cinq ans, le Parlement européen et la Commission.
  • 26/05/2014
    - Debate on Energy and Climate Change - Presentation of New deal 4 Europe (citizen initiative) - Celebration of the 25th anniversary of free elections in Poland
  • 07/05/2014
    At a time when EU citizens' trust in the European Union has reached an all-time low of 31% and concerns about unemployment and the economic situation dominate the public debate, it is essential to provide a response which is not nationalism or populism but European action. At its 498th plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee adopted its "Action Plan for Europe". The tangible steps and proposals contained in the action plan are based on three pillars which address the shortcomings of the European Union as it currently operates:
  • 06/05/2014
    As every year the CES Luxembourg and the EESC jointly participated in the Europe Day on 10 May 2014 in Luxembourg (Place de Clairefontaine). On that occasion EESC President Henri MALOSSE gave a speech in the framework of the opening ceremony. In addition he took part in a round table on the EESC's key recommendations on the future of the EU.