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31/10/2019
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44/2019

EESC criticises European Council decision to deny the opening of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is deeply disappointed about EU leaders' decision to further postpone opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania at the European Council of 17-18 October, due to the lack of unanimity between the Member States.

31/10/2019
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42/2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) plenary session hosted a debate with Michel Barnier, European Union chief negotiator for Brexit, on 30 October. During the debate, Mr Barnier called for a close partnership between the EU and the UK after Brexit, bearing in mind that peace in Ireland must be a priority and that "the integrity of the single market is not negotiable".

27/09/2019
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41/2019

Cooperation and partnership between governments and civil society will be crucial for completing ambitious reforms needed for the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union. Taking into account economic, social and environmental aspects is equally important for strengthening the social role of the European semester, concluded a high-level panel of top EU officials and experts at the plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

26/09/2019
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40/2019

At the September plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, took stock of the ground covered during her term and gave her insight into the challenges facing the European public administration and how they should be addressed, while the EESC president, Luca Jahier, stressed the need for people‑oriented EU instit

25/09/2019
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39/2019

The September plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate during which the Committee's president, Luca Jahier, reiterated his priorities for the future of Europe and the European Parliament vice-president, Klára Dobrev, presented the Parliament's focus for the 2019-2024 legislature.

29/08/2019
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37/2019

Die Bewerbungsfrist endet am 6. September.

Der Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss fordert Organisationen der Zivilgesellschaft und Einzelpersonen aus der ganzen Europäischen Union auf, Bewerbungen für seinen Preis der Zivilgesellschaft einzureichen. In diesem Jahr werden Initiativen ausgezeichnet, die Geschlechterstereotypen aufbrechen sollen, indem sie die Chancengleichheit von Frauen und Männern und ihre Gleichbehandlung in allen Bereichen des wirtschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Lebens fördern.

18/07/2019
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35/2019

The 18 July plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels played host to PR 35/2019, Finland's Minister of Social Affairs and Health, who presented the programme of the Finnish EU presidency. This includes a special focus on sustainability and the wellbeing of citizens. Minister Pekonen also listed enhancing the rule of law and EU values among its other priorities.

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