The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has presented a set of crucial recommendations in response to the Commission's proposed legislative package reforming the European Union's economic governance framework. While the EESC appreciates the intention of simplifying the framework, it advocates for critical adjustments to the proposal. These recommendations come at a pivotal moment, underlining the need for a balanced, adaptable, and sustainable approach to economic governance within the EU.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted in plenary an evaluation report on the implementation of the EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), a critical temporary instrument – introduced in February 2021 – of EUR 723.8 billion in loans and grants available to support reforms and investments undertaken by the Members States to emerge stronger and more resilient from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EESC will participate in the official ceremony attended by Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, on Monday 25 September 2023, at 9.00 am CET. Follow the ceremony online here. The EU organic awards are jointly organised by the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), COPA-COGECA and IFOAM Organics Europe.
At the request of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) offers an insightful perspective on the future of cohesion policy. Against the backdrop of evolving challenges such as the pandemic, climate change and digital transformation, the Committee's exploratory opinion highlights key recommendations to shape a "cohesion policy 2.0" that is more adaptable, socially focused and responsive to the needs of European citizens and regions.
Members of the EU-Armenia Civil Society Platform (CSP), established under the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, condemn in the strongest possible terms, the heavy artillery shelling along the line of contact of Nagorno Karabagh launched by Azerbaijani armed forces on 19 September 2023.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is proud to announce the finalists for each category of the second edition of the EU Organic Awards, co-organised with the European Commission and other partners to reward excellence along the European organic value chain...
On Thursday 20 July 2023, EESC President Oliver Röpke was honoured to invite the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, to the premises of the EESC in order to discuss the state of human rights inside and outside the European Union with representatives from important civil society organisations (CSOs).
From Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 July, EESC President Oliver Röpke attended the UN High-Level Political Forum, in New York, to discuss sustainable development and the crucial role played by civil society in this process.
Rules should set obligations for influencers, but also for video-sharing platforms and social media networks
In the wake of recent banking crises in the US and the Credit Suisse case, the EESC has reviewed the Commission's proposal to reform the Bank Crisis Management and Deposit Insurance framework (CMDI). Among other measures, the Committee calls for protecting the interests of smaller and local banks, depositors and taxpayers, and coordinating the CMDI package with the future reform of the State aid Regulation.