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The drafting of an exploratory opinion on fairer labour mobility within the EU at the request of the Netherlands Presidency comes against a background of serious threats to the freedom of movement of workers and, in general, all persons in the EU.


In January, the European Commission presented a new legislative package to combat aggressive tax planning. The package aims to establish a transparent model of cross-border taxation which tackles tax avoidance.


Waning resources on the one side and growing mountains of waste on the other side are calling for a rethink of the way we live today, and, in particular the way how we manufacture, use, and deposit our products. We need to switch from a linear "extract-transform-use-throw-away" economy to a circular economy, i.e. an industrial economy which not only avoids waste and pollution but reuses, repairs, remanufactures and recycles. In its opinion on the "Circular Economy Package" ...


During his visit to Lithuania on April 21st and 22nd, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Georges Dassis, focused on issues of labour mobility, the posting of workers as well as the social aspects of the single market.


The Aviation Strategy should create a better climate for investment, in order to encourage EU investors. This will make the sector more competitive and boost its overall in the economy and consequently promote growth and jobs. The strategy can only succeed if it enjoys broad and strong support from ALL parts of the aviation value network. These are the main conclusions to emerge from the public hearing entitled "Delivering the EU Aviation Strategy – getting stakeholders on board", held in Brussels on 22 April 2016.


At the end of his official two-day visit to Tunisia, Georges Dassis, EESC president, signed an agreement consolidating the links between European and Tunisian civil society with Quartet representatives Mr Noureddine Taboubi, UGTT deputy secretary-general, Mr Slim Ghorbel, UTICA vice-president, LTDH vice-president Mr Ahmed Galai and ONAT head Mr Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoud.