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01/07/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Today starts the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The European agenda could hardly have been more challenging: the adoption of the Recovery plan to repair the consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic, the crucial Brexit negotiations and the launch of the Conference on the future of Europe.

While the agenda is heavy, there is no doubt that the German Presidency is fully equipped to transform each of these challenges into concrete and successful results to deliver a stronger, more innovative, inclusive and sustainable Europe.

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23/03/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Today's ECOFIN decision did not seem to fully respond to the magnitude of the challenge that the EU is facing.

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ECOFIN: #WhateverItTakes means Whatever It Takes!

20/03/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Following the EESC declaration "COVID-19: Now, we are either a Union or we are nothing", adopted by the Bureau on March 17, 2020, President Luca Jahier has urged today all institutions, authorities, regulators, both at European or national level, to take urgent and decisive actions to contain and fight against the pandemic and address the risks of a long-term shock for the economy and people's wellbeing. 

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President Jahier urges ECB and EBA to allow EU banks to help families, workers and companies with extraordinary measures

11/03/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Covid-19 obliges everyone to show full responsibility and caution. It is a delicate moment for everyone. However, it is necessary to continue to ensure the proper functioning of all the institutions and the EESC will do its part, continuing to work also using other working methods, in order to fulfil its functions.

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Statement by EESC President on Covid-19

25/02/2020
Speaker
Luca Jahier, EESC President

In a time of transformations, where traditional forms of political participation are being questioned and new forms are tested here and there, we should be wise enough to be open to change. However, such changes must not compromise the strength of traditional ways of participation, time-tested and continuously adapted, and the in-depth force of institutions.

20/02/2020
Declaration by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

I am deeply shocked by the attack that killed 11 people in a shooting in the German city of Hanau last night. This is yet another tragedy, whose xenophobic nature, if confirmed, is unacceptable in a fully democratic Europe. 
It is with great emotion and compassion for the victims and their families that I express our sincerest condolences and our strong solidarity with the German authorities. 

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