Today starts the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The European agenda could hardly have been more challenging: the adoption of the Recovery plan to repair the consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic, the crucial Brexit negotiations and the launch of the Conference on the future of Europe.
On 25 May, Mr George Floyd, a 46-year-old US citizen, died of asphyxia during his arrest by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department. As the shocking images of this brutal arrest of an African-American citizen spread across the world, a growing wave of protests in the USA and beyond shook people's conscience.
Der Wind of Change weht heftiger denn je.
European civil society organisations must be equal partners in the post-COVID recovery journey for a sustainable future. Civil society organisations have been at the forefront of the response to the global COVID-19 health crisis, supporting the most vulnerable and ensuring that people's basic needs are met in a challenging reality – even at the risk of the health of their own employees and volunteers. We have seen ...
The EESC gives its full support to EU negotiator and calls for a consensus-building attitude
With the third round of future relationship negotiations with the United Kingdom ongoing, EU civil society is united in calling for collective responsibility to incentivise both sides to reach a deal and prevent damaging even further our chances for a recovery in the post-Covid era.
“World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it. The contribution which an organised and living Europe can bring to civilization is indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations."
Seventy years ago, a group of visionaries laid the foundations for the economic, social and moral reconstruction of the post-war period, giving birth to the greatest project for progress in the history of mankind.
Auf dem morgigen EU-Westbalkan-Gipfel muss ein für alle Mal unterstrichen werden, dass die wirksame Erweiterung der Europäischen Union und die Herausstel
Vor der Abstimmung im Europäischen Parlament über eine aussagekräftige Entschließung, die den Ton für das Treffen der Staats- und Regierungschefs
Durch die in Reaktion auf die COVID-19-Krise getroffenen Maßnahmen wurde eine Reihe von Grundrechten negativ beeinflusst.
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.
Im Vergleich zu anderen Kontinenten ist Afrika mit seinen fast 1,3 Milliarden Einwohnern bislang weitgehend von der COVID-19-Pandemie verschont
Ich war schon immer stolz darauf, Europäer zu sein, heute mehr denn je.
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.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has strongly supported the enlargement of the European Union to the six Western Balkans countries provided they fulfil all the necessary criteria for membership. In the aftermath of the Council's non-decision to open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia in October 2019, we have reacted swiftly by adopting, on 31 October, a Resolution expressing our profound disappointment by the lack of unanimity from the Member States.
Today's ECOFIN decision did not seem to fully respond to the magnitude of the challenge that the EU is facing.
If today, we are afraid of falling ill, losing our loved ones, our jobs, and our individual freedoms, we should not lose sight of those who are living in refugee camps, in and outside Europe.
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 o
Der COVID-19-Ausbruch hat sich rasend schnell zu einer Ausnahmesituation entwickelt.
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We have now more than ever the chance and the obligation to rise from the ashes of the #Coronacrisis like the Phoenix. Europe must not only be saved, it must be relaunched!
Reden & Erklärungen