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09/11/2020
Statement by
President Christa Schweng
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

In my capacity as President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), I extend my sincere congratulations to Mr. Joe Biden for his election as the 46th President of the United States of America, as well as to Ms. Kamala Harris as Vice-President.

29/10/2020
Speaker
President Christa Schweng
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

Sitting in front of a screen is not exactly how we had pictured this inaugural session. You may be asking yourselves why, as the new president, I am also participating remotely. Believe me, it was not easy for me to decide not to travel to Brussels. The reason for my decision is simple: we can only ask our people, our members and staff to limit their social interactions and change their everyday behaviour to fight the COVID-19 pandemic if we ourselves set an example. That is why I have decided to adopt a "safety first" approach and to participate remotely, so that I do not put anybody at risk.

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Inaugural speech

29/10/2020
Reference number: 
36/2020

Der Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss (EWSA) schloss seine Oktober-Plenartagung – die erste seiner neuen Mandatsperiode – mit einer Online-Debatte zum Thema „Aufschwung für die Zukunft Europas“, in der die Präsidentinnen und Präsidenten aller wichtigen EU-Institutionen ihre Vorstellungen von der Rolle erläuterten, die die Zivilgesellschaft bei der Bewältigung der Herausforderungen spielen kann, vor denen Europa und die ganze Welt stehen.

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