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How have the current EU disability Strategy and other EU's policies and programs influenced the Latvian Disability policy?
What could be changed or improved in the next EU Strategy 2020-2030?

The EESC is organising a public hearing on "Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030" on 23 July 2019, where we will try to give an answer to these questions.

23/07/2019

545th plenary session, with the following speakers : Aino-Kaisa PEKONEN, Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Thursday 18 at 10.30, and Conny REUTER, Co-Chair of Liaison Group of the EESC, Thursday 18 at 11.30. 

17/07/2019 18/07/2019

The 17th meeting of the EU-China Civil Society Round Table will take place in Shanghai, China on 11 and 12 July 2019. In the margins of the Round Table meeting, a tripartite seminar - open to other stakeholders and civil society representatives – will be held on the topic of Urban culture in relation to scientific and  technological innovations.  

 

10/07/2019 11/07/2019

This high-level public conference will look at the skills and competencies acquired by people who are active in civil society organisations (such as NGOs, trade unions,employers organisations).  The question is how these people (especially young people) can demonstrate these skills and experience and be easier and better included on the labour market.

10/07/2019

The public hearing will focus on various aspects related to social and economic inclusion of third country nationals and will feature two panel debates and a speech. The first panel will focus on social inclusion of third country nationals. It will focus on the role of public services in integrating refugees and asylum seekers and on the importance of societies being welcoming towards newcomers. In the second panel, speakers will discuss various aspects related to the importance of skills to economic integration and will address discovering, mapping and further developing talents and skills in view of finding employment.

09/07/2019
Unblocking innovation — Shaping ‘Food 2030’ — Envisaging ‘Food 2050’

The EESC’s Temporary Study Group on Sustainable Food, together with the Food Lawyers’ Network - FLN, invites you for an one-day conference on innovation in food. With high-levels speakers, including from the European Commission, and a multitude of expertise gathered in the conference room, there will be a focus on market access for regulated products, especially novel food and on science against food fraud as well as intellectual property for food including patents and data protection.

09/07/2019

Representatives of the two Domestic Advisory Groups (DAG) from the EU and Moldova, established under Chapter 13 on Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union, held the fourth joint meeting in Chisinau, Moldova, on 5 July 2019.

05/07/2019

Europe and its Member States have to deliver wellbeing to the citizens and this can only be done through investments and jobs. This means that the impact which taxes and tax measures have on investments, jobs, trade and growth must be brought to the forefront of the debate.

While the OECD stresses that all taxes have the potential to discourage growth, its analysis of tax structures has found corporate taxes to be the form of taxation that is most harmful to economic growth. Empirical studies confirm that there is a negative relationship between corporate taxes and economic growth.

In order to encourage a broader and more balanced discussion on taxation, the Employers' Group requested that the EESC commission, in 2018, the study on The role of taxes on investment to increase jobs in the EU – An Assessment of Recent Policy Developments in the field of corporate taxes.

05/07/2019

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