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29/03/2019
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20/2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is starting to take stock of progress made so far in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights ("the Social Pillar"), a tool for social policy proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission at the Gothenburg Summit in November 2017.

22/03/2019
Participants in YEYS 2019
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18/2019

Ένα υποχρεωτικό μάθημα για την ευρωπαϊκή πολιτική προκειμένου να αυξηθούν η γνώσεις των πολιτών πριν προσέλθουν στις κάλπες αποτέλεσε την πιο δημοφιλή πρόταση στη φετινή έκδοση της εκδήλωσης «Η δική σου Ευρώπη, η δική σου φωνή!» (YEYS), η εκδήλωση για τους νέους που διοργάνωσε η Ευρωπαϊκή Οικονομική και Κοινωνική Επιτροπή (ΕΟΚΕ) στις 21-22 Μαρτίου 2019.

21/03/2019
Plenary session March 2019 - day 22 - bilateral meeting - presidents Jahier and Bernasconi
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17/2019

The future of Europe was high on the agenda of the EESC March plenary, which hosted a debate with Patrick Bernasconi, president of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council. Luca Jahier, president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), reaffirmed that civil society had a vital role to play in the European project.

20/03/2019
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15/2019

With many legal and technical barriers still in place across the EU, not a single Member State has ensured that elections are accessible to all, an EESC report finds

On 20 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) issued an information report presenting the full state of play when it comes to the right of persons with disabilities to vote in the European Parliament elections.

20/03/2019
Peace signpost
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14/2019

Η Ευρωπαϊκή Οικονομική και Κοινωνική Επιτροπή (ΕΟΚΕ) υιοθέτησε κατά τη σύνοδο ολομέλειας του Μαρτίου γνωμοδότηση που προτείνει μια παγκόσμια ειρηνευτική στρατηγική υπό την ηγεσία της ΕΕ, η οποία θα περιλαμβάνει τη δημιουργία του «Δρόμου του λευκού περιστεριού», δρόμου ειρήνης από τη Βόρεια Ιρλανδία ως τη Λευκωσία, για την προώθηση του διαλόγου, της συμφιλίωσης και της αποτροπής συγκρούσεων ακολουθώντας τα βήματα του ιρλανδού προσκυνητή Κολουμβάνου τον 6ο αιώνα.

14/03/2019
Jane Morrice at a EESC plenary session
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13/2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted in its February plenary session an opinion supporting the continuation of the European Peace and Reconciliation Programme (PEACE) in Northern Ireland after the UK's withdrawal from the EU. This continued support is considered as "crucial" given the sensitivity of the debate on the UK/Ireland border in the context of the Brexit negotiations.  

06/03/2019
8th Meeting of the EU-Serbia Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee
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12/2019

Civil society representatives from both Serbia and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) asked the EU institutions to monitor more effectively the reforms in the area of the rule of law in Serbia and other EU candidate countries in a joint declaration issued as an outcome of the 8th meeting of the EU-Serbia Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) that took place in Brussels on 27 February.

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