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  • 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.
  • 30/07/2013
    On 9 July 2013, the European Economic and Social Committee officially welcomed its new Members from Croatia, the 28th EU Member State.
  • 30/07/2013
    The King Juan Carlos I of Spain attended a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Spanish Economic and Social Council (ESC) for the first time in the 21-year existence of this government advisory body made up of the most representative trade unions in Spain, the employers' organizations and representatives of the third sector (consumers, the social economy, agriculture and fisheries). The meeting was also attended by the employment minister, Fátima Báñez
  • 05/07/2013
    The Lithuanian EU presidency has started. Enclosed you find a document of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presenting the priorities of the Committee for this Presidency and the Lithuanian EESC Members. Discover also the Lithuanian exhibition "Lithuania in the Mail Parcel" that can be visited in the EESC premises from 11 July till 25 September 2013.
  • 05/07/2013
    491st Plenary session with the participation of M. Vytautas Landsbergis, EP Member and former Lithuanian President, M. Vincent Reuter, CESW President and M. Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health and Consumers. With the participation of the new Croatian Members