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Editorial

Dear readers,

It is a pleasure for me, as the new EESC vice-president for Communication, to open this special issue of our newsletter dedicated to the mid-term renewal of the EESC's most senior positions.

At its April plenary session, the EESC elected a new leadership to steer its work over the next two and a half years, with Luca Jahier as its president. In this supplement, we present to you the names and faces that will represent European civil society at the highest level and express your views, deliver your expertise and voice your concerns in Brussels in the thirty months to come.

In short

New face of the EESC Bureau

As of April 18, the EESC has a renewed Bureau in addition to a new president and vice-presidents.

 

EESC News

rEUnaissance: The new president of the EESC vows to revive civic engagement for a sustainable Europe

Italy’s Luca Jahier has been elected as the 32nd president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which he will head for the next two and a half years, together with his two new vice-presidents, Milena Angelova (Bulgaria) for budget and Isabel Caño Aguilar (Spain) for communication.

 

Spanish member Isabel Caño Aguilar elected as EESC vice-president for communication

Isabel Caño Aguilar from Spain, member of the Workers' Group, will be one of the two vice-presidents of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) for a two-and-a-half year term from 2018 to 2020. She will be responsible for communication matters. She will fill one of the senior positions in the EESC along with the newly elected president Luca Jahier from Italy, former president of the Various Interests' Group, and vice-president Milena Angelova from Bulgaria, member of the Employers' Group, who will be the vice-president for budgetary matters.

Bulgarian member Milena Angelova is new EESC vice-president for budget

Milena Angelova from Bulgaria, member of the Employers' Group, will be one of the two vice-presidents of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) for a two-and-a-half year term from 2018 to 2020. She will be responsible for budget matters.

More women in EESC leadership roles

From the two vice-presidents to the new heads of the social affairs and consumer affairs sections to the President's team, the EESC's new leadership features many women.

 

EESC presidency and group and section presidents 2018-2020

See below the new organisational chart for the EESC enlarged presidency