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21/10/2021
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45/2021

The EESC is calling on policy-makers to implement a comprehensive and holistic strategy for balanced, cohesive, equitable and sustainable rural and urban development. This will involve harnessing the role of local communities, boosting traditional industries and creating new economic activities and job opportunities in rural areas, while fostering synergies with urban areas. The opinion adopted on this topic will contribute to the implementation of the Commission's long-term vision for the EU's rural areas put forward last June.

21/10/2021
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44

In einer Plenardebatte zur künftigen Handelspolitik der EU in einer Welt im Umbruch betonte der EWSA, dass Erholung, Krisenfestigkeit und Wohlstand für die Unternehmen und Menschen nur mit offenem, fairem, inklusivem und nachhaltigem Handel möglich sind. Der Ausschuss unterstrich außerdem die wichtige Rolle der Welthandelsorganisation (WTO), um dieses Ziel zu erreichen.

13/10/2021
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43

With rising energy prices having an ever-increasing impact on businesses, workers and civil society at large, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomes the European Commission's toolbox to mitigate the negative effect. EESC is also pleased that the document echoes a number of its proposals and calls for care to be taken to ensure that no one is left behind.

28/09/2021
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41/2021

Prior to tomorrow's adoption of migration related communications by the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) recalls the need for a common European framework for migration management that is effective, focusses on both external borders and legal migration pathways and is in line with EU's values. The EESC welcomes the existing monitoring done by the Commission as this provides the factual basis for future policy measures

23/09/2021
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39/2021

In a plenary debate with Reporters without Borders and the European Federation of Journalists, the EESC reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the pluralism and freedom of the media and guaranteeing absolute safety for journalists, amid alarming developments across the EU which have in the past few years claimed several reporters' lives.

23/09/2021
Organic Food
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38/2021

Langsam erholt sich Europa von der COVID-19-Krise. Höchste Zeit also, den Worten Taten folgen zu lassen und die Strategie „Vom Hof auf den Tisch“ umzusetzen. Der Europäische Wirtschafts‑ und Sozialausschuss (EWSA) plädiert nachdrücklich dafür, den Wandel der europäischen Lebensmittelsysteme zu unterstützen, damit sie ökologisch, wirtschaftlich und sozial nachhaltiger werden, und weist darauf hin, dass den Verbrauchern in diesem Zusammenhang eine Schlüsselrolle zukommt.

15/09/2021
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37/2021

A strong emphasis on the EU's recovery, health union and digitalisation, a firm position on defending the rule of law and a focus on the future of Europe: these are the elements of this year's State of the Union that are very much welcomed by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and that particularly align with its priorities.

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