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30/01/2020

The EU is currently confronted with emergencies that are challenging its prevailing economic models. Slogans that until recently were used as the flagship of the European project, such as growth, jobs and prosperity, are no longer enough to speak to the hearts of the young generations of Europeans. The EU is under pressure to respond to a number of multifaceted challenges, which originated from a decade of economic and migration crises, social discontent and environmental degradation. It needs to reinvent itself fast, for the sake of its citizens.

14/01/2020

A delegation of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), composed of President Luca Jahier, Jaroslaw Mulewicz (Chair of EESC ACP-EU Follow-up Committee) and member Maria Nikolopoulou, is visiting Senegal this week (13-16 January) to bring the EESC support to local civil society and to discuss the EU strategy in Africa.

13/01/2020

The EESC suggests increasing focus on sustainable, healthy diets for 2020

The Christmas festivities are over, and now it is time for many Europeans to rethink their diets and beware of obesity. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) takes the beginning of a new year and decade as an opportunity to remind us that obesity is the cause of many diseases, and affirms its support for EU initiatives that accelerate a shift towards healthier, more sustainable diets for citizens.

23/12/2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) firmly believes that infringements of human rights can be better prevented when there is an internationally agreed binding standard implemented and protected by states. Therefore, in an opinion adopted at its December plenary session, the EESC supports the United Nations Human Rights Council initiative to adopt a binding UN treaty to regulate businesses activities, including sanctions in case of violation of international human rights law.

18/12/2019

Οι κυριότερες προτάσεις περιλαμβάνουν την πλήρη εναρμόνιση της νέας στρατηγικής με τη Σύμβαση του ΟΗΕ για τα Δικαιώματα των Ατόμων με Αναπηρία, καθώς και την ενισχυμένη εποπτεία της εφαρμογής της σε επίπεδο ΕΕ, προκειμένου να εξασφαλιστεί η απουσία διακρίσεων για τα άτομα με αναπηρία και η αποδοχή τους στο όνομα της ετερότητας και της ανθρωπιάς σε ολόκληρη την ΕΕ

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