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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.

25/02/2019
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9/2019

Στις 20 Φεβρουαρίου, η Ευρωπαϊκή Οικονομική και Κοινωνική Επιτροπή (ΕΟΚΕ) υιοθέτησε τη γνωμοδότηση με θέμα «Για μία ευρωπαϊκή οδηγία-πλαίσιο σχετικά με τη θέσπιση ελάχιστου εισοδήματος», στην οποία ζητούσε από την Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή τη θέσπιση δεσμευτικού ενωσιακού πλαισίου για την καθιέρωση επαρκούς ελάχιστου εισοδήματος σε όλη την Ευρώπη, προσαρμοσμένου στο βιοτικό επίπεδο κάθε κράτους μέλους.

21/02/2019
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8 / 2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussed the key role that organised civil society must play for the future of Europe during an event on 21 February 2019 - just over 90 days from the European elections - that brought together the highest representatives of the European institutions and civil society organisations from across the entire EU.

18/02/2019
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4 / 2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the EU house of organised civil society, represented by its Diversity Europe Group, met at Queen's University in Belfast on 15 February 2019 to take stock of the Brexit process and focus on its consequences for the Northern Ireland peace process.

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