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President Oliver Röpke Speech at "Porto Social Forum 2023"

President Oliver Röpke participated in this year's Porto Social Forum, alongside Portugese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, European Parliament's Vice-President Pedro Silva Pereira and Portuguese Minister of Labour, Ana Mendes Godinho.

Speech by President Röpke

On 25 May President Röpke participated in the Committee of the Regions' Plenary sitting, where he presented the political priorities for his mandate and discussed synergies in the work of the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.

Speech by President Röpke

65th anniversary president speech

As the European Economic and Social Committee marks the 65th anniversary of its first plenary meeting, it is a moment to reflect on where the Committee came from and where it is headed.

Today you have elected me as your next president. 
Let me tell you that I am deeply honoured by the trust you have placed in me.
When I started as a Member of our Committee back in 2009, I could not have imagined that I would one day be elected president. 
Thank you for your confidence!

The President's agenda

EESC Bureau Meeting Madrid


Bilateral meeting with Mr Alexei Buzu, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova