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The European Union has attained a very high level of security and safety in civil aviation but that shouldn't encourage it to relent in its efforts....
The Workers' Group organised a cultural event for the presentation of a book by Bernard Thibault, former General Secretary of the CGT of France, entitled "La troisième guerre mondiale est sociale" (The Third World War is a Social War).
Ahead of the demonstration organised by IndustriAll for 9 November, which will bring to Brussels 10,000 steel workers from across Europe to protest against the continuous decline of their sector, the EESC's "steel" rapporteurs from both Employers' and Workers' groups have called for a level playing field for Europe's steel industry. Europe's steel industry has been hard hit by the financial and economic crisis and the austerity policies adopted as a result.
The EESC Workers' Group was honoured to welcome Tim Roache, General Secretary of the GMB, the UK's third largest trade union, at its Group meeting on 19 October. Mr Roache and the Workers' Group members discussed the issues around the UK referendum vote to leave the EU and the trade union strategy for securing the best outcome for working people during the exit negotiations.
The fight against money laundering, corruption, fraud and tax evasion and other similar crimes must be reinforced by strengthening the means available for it. To this purpose, a closer cooperation among intelligence and security services of Member States must be ensured, in order to tackle money laundering, terrorism and its funding.
The current H2020 FP has introduced substantial innovations with respect to structure, leaving more space for influence and synergies with industry and Member States through various forms of PPP to support sectors vital for the economy.
Given that 120 million people are transported by domestic passenger ships every year, the EU legislation on passenger ship safety is very important.