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Challenges of future work will be best tackled through strong social policies and education, says EESC

Social security and avoidance of poverty must be given high priority in the face of the digital revolution, which will give rise to many new forms of work while providing both higher flexibility and more uncertainty for workers and employers, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) warned in a recent opinion.


Member States must find an equitable and balanced formula, urges the EESC

Multinational companies are subject to different tax rules across the European Union. This, together with the use of aggressive tax planning results in lower tax revenues for EU Member States, which affects public revenue, and therefore – ultimately – European citizens.


"The social economy is the future, and I am proud of the work that has been done at the EESC while we are on the right track at the level of the European Commission as well", Georges Dassis declared during the 9th ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) that was co-organised with the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Economy in Luxembourg.


Digital healthcare is around the corner. It will bring a sea change to our health care systems, in principle positive change, provided that a few basic political choices are made at European level before it is too late. This was the main conclusion of an own-initiative opinion entitled Impact of the digital healthcare revolution on health insurance, adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 21 September.


A structured form of dialogue with organised civil society is essential for successful negotiations, says the EESC

Europe and its Member States are the main investor in Latin American and Caribbean countries and their most significant cooperation partner. In fact, the countries of Latin America and Caribbean are the EU's second largest trading partner - together, the EU and CELAC account for around 25% of global GDP.  


The Innovation Camp on Resilience, organized by The Centre for Research & Technology Helas (CERTH), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), took place in Thessaloniki on 21-23 September 2017.


A solid and sustainable social dimension of the European Union is crucial for securing its future,  speakers said at the public hearing on the "Impact of the social dimension and the European Pillar of Social Rights on the Future of the European Union", held by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 11 September.