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29/09/2016

The Slovak Prime Minister, Robert Fico, stressed that he greatly appreciated the work of the European Economic and Social Committee and that he saw the Committee as an ally of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, particularly in the area of social policy. Noting that the EU had progressed much faster with regard to economic policy than social policy, he pointed out that this was an area for development where the Committee’s expertise gave it a key role ....

28/09/2016

On 27 September, the 16th Annual meeting of the small islands network (ESIN) took place in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee. During the meeting the participants had the opportunity to discuss about the small islands' sustainability but also about the climate agenda beyond 2020, by addressing mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts. Moreover, during the workshops, the participants focused on the economic dimension of sustainability by studying the labelling of products from the islands.

28/09/2016

Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be on his first official visit to Slovakia between 28th and 29th September (programme is attached).

 

The visit is held in the framework of the Slovak Presidency to the Council of the EU. It will include meetings with the Prime Minister and Minister of labour, social affairs and family, as well as  meeting at the National Council of the Slovak Republic and the Assembly of the Confederation of the trade unions.

27/09/2016

Applications for the EESC Civil Society Prize hit a new record this year, with 285 projects submitted by the deadline. The largest number of applicants came from Italy, followed by Austria and Germany. The number of entries for the EESC Civil Society Prize has increased steadily from its humble beginnings in 2006, when only 15 projects were entered for prizes totalling EUR 20 000. This year, EUR 50 000 will be awarded to up to 5 winners.

27/09/2016

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee, George Dassis met on 26 September with a delegation of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK), led by President Ömer Cihad Vardan. Founded in 1986,  DEİK represents the private sector and business in Turkey and works for the promotion of foreign trade and Turkish investment relations in close cooperation  with the Ministry of Finance.

23/09/2016

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was warmly welcomed to the EESC Plenary by Georges Dassis, President of the EESC, who underlined the strong support of the Committee and its members to Commission President Juncker and emphasized the need for the European Union to be close to its citizens, for citizens and for more solidarity in Europe.

23/09/2016

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was warmly welcomed to the EESC Plenary by Georges Dassis, President of the EESC, who underlined the strong support of the Committee and its members to Commission President Juncker and emphasized the need for the European Union to be close to its citizens, for citizens and for more solidarity in Europe.

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