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January 2021

In this issue:

  • EESC welcomes prominent Irish disability advocate Sinéad Burke
  • 2021-2027 EU budget – EESC pleased to see views of civil society having an impact
  • #DigitalServicesAct, #DigitalMarketsAct: Time for our democracy to catch up with technology
  • New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: a missed opportunity for a much-needed fresh start
December 2020

In this issue:

  • European Circular Economy Platform set to move up a gear as it enters second term
  • The EESC addresses shortcomings in the integration of migrant women and children
  • A prosperous, inclusive and sustainable Europe at the heart of the EESC's new presidential programme
  • Recovery funds and the budget cannot be held hostage!
November 2020

In this issue:

  • EESC elects Austria's Christa Schweng to its top post
  • Christa Schweng: "The input of civil society is a must to shape Europe for the better"
  • Cillian Lohan: "We need leadership that we can trust"
  • Giulia Barbucci: "It is essential to maintain sound and transparent budget management"
  • Record numbers of new and female members join the EESC
October 2020

In this issue:

  • EESC term of office kicks off with over 40% new members
  • After the youth climate strikes it's time to give youth a seat at the table
  • EESC gives its say on the need for an EU instrument for minimum wages
  • COVID-19 is a ticking time bomb for Europe's tourism industry
September 2020
  • EU gender equality strategy must not fail to address the damaging effects of the COVID-19 crisis on women
  • Artificial Intelligence: EU law should set safe boundaries for high-risk applications
  • Global warming: EESC calls for new tax measures to reduce CO2
  • Coronavirus crisis: EESC says EU companies should rethink their business model
July 2020
  • The Grassroots View - Episode 8 : When the world of work comes tumbling down
  • 'Dessine-moi...' - series of articles
  • EESC to award Civil Solidarity Prize to projects fighting coronavirus in each Member State and the UK
  • Expectations are running high as Germany takes over the EU presidency
June 2020
  • Michel Barnier: “We cannot accept the UK’s attempts to cherry-pick parts of our Single Market benefits”
  • EESC proposals for post-COVID-19 recovery and restructuring: towards a new model of society
  • «I can’t breathe». The EESC's tribute to George Floyd
  • Investment Plan must live up to Green Deal ambitions
May 2020

In this issue:

  • EESC celebrates Europe Day online for the first time ever
  • EESC coronavirus webinars: The EU and Africa – A joint fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Lifelong learning needs more substantial public funding
  • EESC asks for 2020 Employment Guidelines to be adapted in the face of Covid-19 pandemic
April 2020
  • Now, we are either a Union or we are nothing. EESC statement on the COVID-19 epidemic
  • Coronavirus response: Commission proposal on use of EU Solidarity Fund does not go far enough
  • Coronavirus response: The EESC calls for a larger European investment plan
  • Aviation: EESC supports suspension of EU rules on airport slot allocation
March 2020
  • ECI Day 2020: activists call for "meaningful" public involvement in Conference on Future of Europe
  • The European Parliament must insist on a strong EU budget for 2021-2027
  • Disability strategy for the next decade: EU should lead the way in promoting progressive policies
  • Unmask your food, says Europeans Citizens' Initiative "Eat Original"

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