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06/10/2021

The recent leak of the Pandora Papers has brought the issue of fighting money laundering back to the fore. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussed this issue at a recent conference, in which the participants assessed the European Commission's new legislative package establishing a new ad hoc EU anti-money-laundering authority.

04/10/2021

Η ΕΟΚΕ εκφράζει τον φόβο ότι, χωρίς κατάλληλες εγγυήσεις και ισχυρά μέτρα επανένταξης στις χώρες καταγωγής, οι οικειοθελείς επιστροφές μεταναστών μπορεί να οδηγήσουν σε παραβίαση των θεμελιωδών και των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων τους

24/09/2021

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) fully supports the Commission's recent measures aimed at setting standards for the definition of "sustainable economic activities", but points out that some elements may prove a complex and costly challenge, particularly for SMEs, and questions whether the current version of the Delegated Regulation is fit for purpose.

23/09/2021

Ending the segregation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and enabling them to live full, independent lives within the community requires political will and substantial investment in social and community-based services. Above all, huge support is needed for their families who – forgotten by public policies - carry too great a burden on their own

21/09/2021

At a debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), experts and civil society representatives met to discuss pros and cons of the European Commission's recently presented package of climate, transport and energy proposals.

20/09/2021

As renewed calls to set out EU-wide common standards for NGOs and associations gain momentum, civil society organisations have high hopes of the new European statute for associations, which will give NGOs and associations recognition at EU level and allow them to operate across borders, a right they do not currently enjoy – unlike their for-profit counterparts

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