Press releases

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    40/2022

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is proud to announce the finalists, by category, for the first ever EU Organic Awards, co-organised with the European Commission and other partners to reward excellence along the European organic value chain. The winners of each category will be announced on 23 September, EU Organic Day, during a special ceremony with EU commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski.

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    39/2022

    Auf seiner Juli-Plenartagung zeigte sich der Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss (EWSA) optimistisch, dass der neue Handels- und Technologierat (TTC) ein innovatives Instrument für die EU und die USA werden kann, um gemeinsam eine sicherere und wohlhabendere Welt aufzubauen, die auf den Grundsätzen der nachhaltigen Entwicklung und den demokratischen Werten basiert. Der Rat ist als partizipativer Prozess konzipiert, und muss in diesem Sinne in der Praxis seine Transparenz und seine enge Zusammenarbeit mit der Zivilgesellschaft und den Interessenträgern unter Beweis stellen.

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    38/2022

    The European Commission should place greater focus on the long-term development of an EU able to better withstand geopolitical upheavals, counter their negative economic and social impacts and ensure that sustainable development guides its policies, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has said in a resolution on the EU's priorities for 2023.

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    37/2022

    The July plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate with Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský to discuss the priorities of the Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union for the second semester of 2022.

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    36/2022

    At the July plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), its president Christa Schweng and the newly elected president of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) Vasco Alves Cordeiro discussed renewed prospects for joint action and cooperation between the two committees.

     

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    35/2022

    At its July plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) debated the Commission's draft directive to tackle gender-based violence and gender equality in presence of Cristina Fabre of the European Institute for Gender Equality. The Committee adopted two opinions with recommendations for making the legislation more effective in combatting such an issue of epidemic proportions and demanded for its inclusion in the list of EU crimes.

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    34/2022

    The high-level conference held in Riga by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) sounded the alarm on the affordable housing crisis and warned that it was high time for the EU to take action to enable Europeans to meet this basic need, now at even greater risk due to the spike in energy prices and the war in Ukraine.

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    33/2022

    At the June plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee, EESC president Christa Schweng and European Commission vice-president Dubravka Šuica agreed that, after a year of debate on the future of the EU, it was now vital to provide Europe's people with specific follow-up measures.

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    32/2022

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), just a week ahead of the EU Council Summit, adopted its second Resolution on Ukraine, strongly supporting the country's unconditional candidate status to the EU. The European civil society will be working hand in hand with Ukraine for Ukraine on the reconstruction of the country delivering a stronger, greener, more resilient and sustainable European partner.

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    31/2022

    With the Declaration of Digital Rights and Principles and the Data Act, the EU is taking two more steps towards the creation of a digital space that puts people at its centre, a debate at the EESC's June plenary highlighted.