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  • 31/10/2013
    Opinion of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council submitted by Mrs. Amélie Rafael, rapporteur on behalf of section for economic activities
  • 29/10/2013
    Lors de son assemblée plénière du 28.10.2013, le CES luxembourgeois a arrêté à l'unanimité son avis "L'accès à un logement abordable". Une conférence de presse a été organisée par la suite pour présenter les principales propositions du CES en la matière.
  • 10/10/2013
    The European Economic and Social Committee, the European Commission and the City of Strasbourg are launching a major European event on Social entrepreneurship. This event will take place in Strasbourg, on January 16th and 17th 2014, in an interactive way. Its aim will be to widely disseminate information and knowledge of what has taken place so far and to inspire European participants to take further the initiatives and actions in which they are involved.
  • 23/09/2013
    The EESC is organizing a public hearing on collaborative or participative consumption on 25 September 2013 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The aim of this hearing is to gather stakeholders active in the field of collaborative or participative consumption and enable them to present their observations, concerns and expectations related to this phenomenon. Those contributions will feed the EESC's opinion on this topic which is currently under preparation.
  • 27/08/2013
    6 Sep 2013 - Conference - 9:00 – 16:00, Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana, Malta This conference is part of the EESC's efforts to bring the Europe 2020 flagship initiative on the "Digital Agenda for Europe" to a civil society audience in the Member States. The objective of the event is to focus attention at national level on the Digital Agenda and its importance for economic growth, job creation and social inclusion
  • 26/08/2013
    4 Sep 2013 - Public Hearing - EESC, JDE 62, Brussels, Belgium International negotiations under the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action are aiming at a new global climate protocol by 2015. Parties are getting ready for COP 19 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw. Civil society needs a forum for public debate on future international climate change policies. Therefore, the Sustainable Development Observatory of the European Economic and Social Committee organises a public hearing On the Road to a Global Climate Agreement in 2015 on 4 September 2013, 9.30 to 13.00 in Brussels. You are kindly invited to participate in this event.
  • 31/07/2013
    Presentation of the Council's 2012 Report at the Nueva Sociedad Forum Marcos Peña, President of the Spanish Economic and Social Council, set out in a talk today at the Nueva Economía Forum the contents of the Council's 2012 Socioeconomic and Employment Report, recently adopted by its plenary session by a very wide majority (with just one abstention). Regarding the economy, Peña highlighted the importance of distinguishing between the structural budgetary deficit and the deficit due to the economic situation. He reiterated the need for the Spanish government to make an in-depth fiscal reform more in keeping with Spain's new economic model, as the current one's capacity to raise revenue has much declined. However, regarding the deficit he warned that only with economic growth will it be possible to close the budgetary gap, so he stressed the need for Brussels to promote stimulus plans in EU countries with healthy fiscal accounts, as described in the Council's 2012 Report.

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