In 2004 the European Union experienced its biggest enlargement so far, welcoming 10 new Member States. A decade later, members of the Employers' Group representing employers' organisations from these countries summarise the changes that have taken place thanks to accession to the EU.
Speech by President Luca JAHIER at the inaugural session of the Round Table organised by the Bulgarian ESC in Sofia on Friday 5 September 2014
The NAT section prepares the EESC’s work in two key areas of EU policy: agriculture and rural development, as well as the environment.
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Towards smart and sustainable water use in agriculture
One in six people on our planet face a daily struggle to find enough food to live. Food insecurity is thought to affect, in one way or another, more than one third of the population of the ACP countries, mainly in rural areas. This is the reality we need to tackle. And since I am myself a farmer and engaged in farmers' organisations, agricultural resilience is an issue that lies particularly close to my heart.