Mr Joost van Iersel, president of the ECO Section of the EESC, participated as a speaker at the Cities Forum 2017 which took place in Rotterdam on 27-28 November 2017. He took part in the panel on The Urban Agenda for the EU and in his speech he emphasised the necessity of the following if the EU Urban Agenda is to fulfil its role
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For the EESC, European added value must be at the centre of economic decision-making within the debate on the future of Europe
"EU governance needs a common sense of purpose that goes beyond technical approaches and measures. It is primarily a matter of political will and a shared vision of Europe's future." That is how Joost van Iersel, president of the ECO section in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), summarises the EESC's position on the future of the European economy.
EU Member States must work together and make every effort to achieve common international regulations for truly digital businesses
On 11 October, the ECO Section of the EESC organised a workshop on "Digitalization – the Future for Cities?" inviting three cities to participate: Paris, Tallinn, and Jun. This year, specific focus was given to modern concepts (innovation, digitalization etc.) which are rapidly gaining more and more importance in city regions.
Member States must find an equitable and balanced formula, urges the EESC
Multinational companies are subject to different tax rules across the European Union. This, together with the use of aggressive tax planning results in lower tax revenues for EU Member States, which affects public revenue, and therefore – ultimately – European citizens.
The Innovation Camp on Resilience, organized by The Centre for Research & Technology Helas (CERTH), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), took place in Thessaloniki on 21-23 September 2017.
Creating a positive narrative for the EU, strengthening its economic foundations, fostering its social dimension, facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy and empowering and involving Civil Society. These are the main messages of the contribution of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to the European Commission's 2018 Work Programme. The EESC calls on the Commission to adopt sustainable development as an overarching ...
Growing inequality is a problem which can no longer be ignored. It is causing a divide between different social groups and has contributed to the rise of extreme movements and parties. It is a destabilising factor for both the economy and society and we urgently need to tackle this problem – these are among ....
EESC member Daniel Mareels, rapporteur on banking and capital market issues, participated in a debate on "EU Banking Policy and Proportionality" in relation to the 2016 banking reform package. The organisers were pleading in favour of more proportionality in the banking regulation, to bring small and non complex banks on an equal footing. The debate also showed that it is a very difficult and complex issue. Furthermore, the situation in Europe is not homogenious, which makes it probably even more difficult to obtain concrete results.
On 30 May 2017 in Prague an event on "Participatory Approaches and the EUSDR - Czech National Day of Participation" will be organised in which the ECO Section is a partner to the Czech Ministry for Regional Development and the Priority Area 10 (Stepping Up Institutional Capacity and Cooperation) of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).