Press releases

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    The European Union needs not only to improve the preparedness of its health system but also to address inequalities within the Union and globally. It needs to move quickly to assess the public health action taken to date

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    This year – 2022 – the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be co-organising the first-ever EU organic awards, together with the European Commission, European Committee of the Regions (CoR), COPA-COGECA and IFOAM Organics Europe, aimed at recognising excellence and rewarding the best and most innovative players in the EU organic value chain.

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    Παράλληλα με τη σύνοδο κορυφής του Ευρωπαϊκού Συμβουλίου, η Ευρωπαϊκή Οικονομική και Κοινωνική Επιτροπή ενέκρινε ψήφισμα με θέμα «Ο πόλεμος στην Ουκρανία και οι οικονομικές, κοινωνικές και περιβαλλοντικές επιπτώσεις του». Τα μέλη εξέφρασαν την αλληλεγγύη τους προς την Ουκρανία και υπογράμμισαν τον ρόλο που διαδραματίζει η κοινωνία των πολιτών για να βοηθήσει τον ουκρανικό λαό και τους Ουκρανούς πρόσφυγες.

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    In its Resolution on War in Ukraine and its economic, social and environmental impact adopted on Thursday, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) strongly condemns the ongoing unilateral aggression against Ukraine ordered by the President of the Russian Federation.

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    At the March plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussed the Commission's proposal on this new European lifestyle combining sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion and highlighted the importance of its participatory approach.

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    The Civil Society Days 2022 brought together citizens, civil society organisations and European institutions to debate and address the challenge of ensuring shared prosperity. This major challenge has never been more crucial for Europe as the impacts from the Russia-Ukraine war emerge and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt, speakers emphasised.

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    Η διάσκεψη με θέμα «Γυναίκες στην αγορά εργασίας», που διοργάνωσε η ΕΟΚΕ επ’ ευκαιρία του εορτασμού της Παγκόσμιας Ημέρας της Γυναίκας, πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 8 Μαρτίου υπό τη σκιά του πολέμου. Οι συμμετέχοντες απέτιναν φόρο τιμής στις αξιοθαύμαστες γυναίκες της Ουκρανίας για το σθένος, τη γενναιότητα και την ανθεκτικότητά τους. Επισημάνθηκαν διάφορες πτυχές της ισότητας των φύλων, όπως η ανάγκη να αυξηθεί η συμμετοχή των γυναικών στην αγορά εργασίας, ιδίως όσον αφορά τις νέες ψηφιακές και οικολογικές θέσεις εργασίας, να διευκολυνθεί η γυναικεία επιχειρηματικότητα, να βελτιωθούν οι υπηρεσίες φροντίδας και η ισορροπία μεταξύ επαγγελματικής και προσωπικής ζωής, αλλά και να αντιμετωπιστούν τα έμφυλα στερεότυπα και η παρενόχληση στον χώρο εργασίας.

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    In a spontaneous debate initiated by the EESC President Christa Schweng during the February plenary session, the members of the European Economic and Social Committee condemned the unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. EESC members expressed their solidarity with the Ukrainian people and called for firm actions at both EU and national level in a spirit of unity in this dramatic time.

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    The February plenary of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate led by its President Christa Schweng and European Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová. Key takeaway: the extraordinary measures taken to fight the pandemic should not endanger the EU's founding principles of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights.

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    No 07/2022

    The European Commission relaunched the public debate on the review of the EU economic governance framework in October 2021, almost a year after it was put on hold. Following up on this relaunch, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) held a joint online conference as part of the public debate. The event, split into two presentations and panel discussions, aimed to engage civil society so as to build consensus on the future of the economic governance framework.