12/03/2020 - Taking on board the opinion of our medical service and the recommendations issued by the Belgian authorities and our Member States, which are imposing specific obligations and travel restrictions, the President today decided to suspend all EESC meetings and events held on and outside EESC premises, including the March plenary session, until Friday 27 March.
550th plenary session of the EESC, with the following guests and debates: The Future of Work and the European Pillar of Social Rights with Guy Ryder; How the Committee can most effectively respond to international crises; Presentation of the European Commission work programme and the multiannual political priorities for 2019-2024 with Maroš Šefčovič; Presentation of the European Citizens' Initiative Eat ORIGINal with Roberto Moncalvo (tbc). The debates will be web streamed.
549th plenary session, with the following debates: The priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the EU; Farewell ceremony for UK members and delegates; European Citizens' Initiative End the Cage Age, and From COP25 to European Green Deal
Wednesday 11 December: debates on opinions on disability rights, unemployment insurance, human rights and business, populism and fundamental rights, taxation and the sustainable development goals, use-value of European products and services. – Thursday, 12 December: Debate on the theme From development to partnership and 2019 Civil Society Prize awards ceremony at 11 a.m.
Encouraging civil society dialogue with the United Kingdom post Brexit with Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for Brexit; Resolution on The EESC's contribution to the Commission's 2020 work programme and beyond and a debate on A cultural vision for Europe
546th plenary session with the following guests: Klára DOBREV, Vice President of the European Parliament, Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman; Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, Tuomas Saarenheimo, Permanent Under-Secretary for International and Financial Market Affairs, Finland, Christian Ebeke, IMF Acting Resident Representative to the European Union, and Louka T. Katseli, Chair of the National Bank of Greece, Cyprus, and former Minister of Economy and Labour. You will be able to follow all the debates by web streaming.
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.
543rd Plenary Session, with Maroš Šefčovič vice-president of the European Commission.
543rd Plenary Session - with Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, Thursday 16 May at 9.15 a.m. and at 10.15 a.m. a debate on anti-Semitism, with Raya Kalenova, (European Jewish Congress), Michał Bilewicz (Centre for Research on Prejudice - University of Warsaw), Joël Kotek, professor at the Free University.
With the following debates : The future of Europe in connection with the adoption of the opinions "Listening to the citizens of Europe for a sustainable future (Sibiu and beyond)" and "The future of the EU: Benefits to citizens and respect for European values"; debate on a ECI entitled "Stop extremism"; and the participation of Patrick BERNASCONI, president of the French CESE.