COVID-19 statements

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In a first statement, adopted on 17 March 2020,

the EESC calls for greater solidarity and joint action at European level to deal effectively with the consequences of the pandemic.

In its more recent resolution, issued in June 2020,

the EESC suggests taking the opportunity to build a new societal model, making our economies greener, fairer and more resilient to future shocks.

The EU's response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the need for unprecedented solidarity amongst Member States

Ahead of the Eurogroup meeting on 7 April 2020, the European Economic and Social Committee has adopted a declaration calling for timely and urgent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

No real reconstruction without civil society - Joint statement by the EESC Liaison Group Co-Chairs

European civil society organisations must be equal partners in the post-COVID recovery journey for a sustainable future

Western Balkans summit must usher new solidarity mood amid COVID-19 crisis

Without solidarity and a strong resolve to work together, we will likely fail to maintain peace and prosperity in Europe.

Protecting minorities in these difficult times: the situation of the Roma community

In the light of the numerous reports that are emerging from various organisations concerning the dire situation of the Roma communities during this pandemic, we call on the Commission to monitor more than ever the Roma situation in the Member States

The EU must rise from the ashes of the #Coronacrisis

We urge the Commission to deliver the new proposal for an increased MFF. 

No lockdown for fundamental rights during the COVID-19 crisis!

The response to the COVID-19 crisis has had a negative impact on a number of fundamental rights.

The Global EU response to COVID-19 must foresee a stronger role for civil society

We must react jointly and swiftly to address this unexpected crisis both in Europe and in other regions of the world, because the virus knows no borders, skin colors or social status.

In the next 10 days, we will know whether the Coronavirus crisis will make or break Europe

It is now essentially a matter of political goodwill, of moving on from useless taboos and relentlessly working on technical issues.

EU leaders take initial responsible steps to fight COVID-19, but Europe needs more courage to deliver #WhateverItTakes

We all know that prevention is better than cure. If one country sinks, all of Europe sinks. 

ECOFIN: #WhateverItTakes means Whatever It Takes!

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

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