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08/04/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President and Dilyana Slavova, President of the REX Section

The CODIV-19 is forcing us apart with lockdowns, but at the same showing us that we must stick together if we want to defeat the pandemic. We must react jointly and swiftly to address this unexpected crisis both in Europe and in other regions of the world, because the virus knows no borders, skin colors or social status.

06/04/2020
Declaration by
the European Economic and Social Committee

Ahead of the Eurogroup meeting on 7 April 2020, the European Economic and Social Committee has adopted a declaration calling for timely and urgent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faced with the public health concerns and the political, economic and social consequences of the crisis, the EESC Members, as representatives of organised civil society, are united in stressing the crucial need for joint and prompt action. The Committee underlines that this pandemic is a test of solidarity in political, financial, social and scientific terms for the European Union.

In these difficult times, we must remember that we belong to a community of shared destiny. Only a European Union that upholds the principle of solidarity will be able to face the crisis, EESC Members stress.

The EESC is convinced that in these times of big uncertainty only a comprehensive European Economic Recovery Plan will enable the EU to rebuild a more sustainable and resilient European economy.

In this declaration the EESC gives clear guidelines for a joint effort to cope with the effects of this pandemic that affects enterprises, workers, civil society and everyone’s well-being.

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31/03/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

I have always considered myself a proud European, today more than ever. Nevertheless, the current mood between the heads of State and Government, coupled with the persistent viral divisions, presents a lethal risk – not only to the European Union, but also to our ability to bounce back from this unprecedented systemic and symmetric crisis.

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In the next 10 days, we will know whether the Coronavirus crisis will make or break Europe

26/03/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

In less than 15 days, the EU has taken ground-breaking decisions to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and after some initial hesitation it has proven that Member States can simply not do without a coherent, coordinated approach in front of a global pandemic.

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EU leaders take initial responsible steps to fight COVID-19, but Europe needs more courage to deliver #Whateverittakes

23/03/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Today's ECOFIN decision did not seem to fully respond to the magnitude of the challenge that the EU is facing.

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ECOFIN: #WhateverItTakes means Whatever It Takes!

20/03/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Following the EESC declaration "COVID-19: Now, we are either a Union or we are nothing", adopted by the Bureau on March 17, 2020, President Luca Jahier has urged today all institutions, authorities, regulators, both at European or national level, to take urgent and decisive actions to contain and fight against the pandemic and address the risks of a long-term shock for the economy and people's wellbeing. 

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President Jahier urges ECB and EBA to allow EU banks to help families, workers and companies with extraordinary measures

11/03/2020
Speaker
Rachel Simon
Organisation: 
Climate Action Network

Presentation on the occasion of the public hearing "Climate refugees" organised in Brussels on 11 March 2020

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Climate Change, Impacts & the Paris Agreement

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