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  • 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.
  • 14/04/2014
    The 2014 prize will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and aimed at improving the economic and social inclusion of Roma.
  • 21/03/2014
    497th Plenary Session with the participation of Madi Sharma, EESC member, in her capacity as spokesperson for the European Citizens' Initiative "Act4Growth", Iurie Leancă prime minister of the Republic of Moldova.
  • 19/03/2014
    The Austrian ESC celebrates the 50th anniversary of its establishment and organises in cooperation with the EESC a conference on "Shaping Change" to be held in Vienna on 31 March and 1 April 2014.
  • 11/03/2014
    14/03/2014 - Conference - Thessaloniki, Greece Even in times of crisis consumers have their rights. Those rights are legally binding and even a long-lasting crisis cannot be used as an excuse for the lack of enforcement.
  • 03/03/2014
    The EESC has appointed Luis PLANAS PUCHADES as Secretary-General. He takes up duty on 1 March 2014. Mr Planas was minister for agriculture, fisheries and the environment in the regional government of Andalucía (Spain) until September 2013. Mr Planas is a committed European whose previous work experience has given him a thorough insight into the EU decision-making process: before becoming Spain's permanent representative to the EU in 2010, he was head of the private office of the EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Pedro Solbes (1999-2004), and that of European Commission Vice-President Manuel Marín, whose remit covered the Mediterranean, Latin America and Asia (1996-1999). Prior to that, he served as a member of the European and Spanish parliaments. Mr Planas holds a degree in law from the University of Valencia, Spain, and has published various works on the EU and on Spain's EU membership.