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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has used an own-initiative opinion to call for sufficient funding resources to be put in place for implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights. Adopted at its plenary session on 19 April 2018, the opinion calls for improvements in the Member States and a robust commitment in terms of budget, investment and current spending to make the Social Pillar a reality.
The EESC presents measures to avoid the severity of austerity in the future and to mitigate the negative effects of previous crisis management
Future crisis management should strive for a better balance between fiscal and social objectives to avoid adverse effects on the economic capacities, labour markets and social protection systems of the countries concerned. Instead of restrictive austerity, the EU institutions should in future crisis situations implement policies in pursuit of economic cooperation, growth and solidarity.
The EESC advocates a fiscal stimulus focusing on public investment, while also prioritising structural reforms to enhance productivity and support the creation of quality jobs
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) disagrees with the European Commission's proposal for an overall broadly neutral fiscal stance in 2018, advocating a moderate positive fiscal stance of around 0.5% of GDP instead.
A European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hearing has drawn up preventive measures and alternative approaches for future crises
On 30 November 2017, the Siauliai Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, in partnership with the European Commission, Siauliai District Municipality, Siauliai University and the EESC, held an international conference under the heading "Globalisation and Economic Patriotism: Dilemmas, Challenges and Possibilities" in Siauliai, Lithuania. Nearly 200 representatives from business, science, governmental bodies, local municipalities, social partnerships and other institutions attended the event.
"The EU policy on political and economic cohesion is undoubtedly one of the most important factors in bringing citizens closer to the vision of European integration", declared Georges Dassis on 4 October, at the signing ceremony where he officially joined the Cohesion Alliance, an initiative undertaken by the Committee of the Regions alongside territorial associations aiming to advocate for a strong EU cohesion policy.
Growing inequality is a problem which can no longer be ignored. It is causing a divide between different social groups and has contributed to the rise of extreme movements and parties. It is a destabilising factor for both the economy and society and we urgently need to tackle this problem – these are among ....
Europe's islands are home to over 21 million people, accounting for around 4% of the EU-28's population. Due to their characteristic of insularity and their detachment from the mainland, these territories frequently face serious structural handicaps. In a plenary debate today with Corina Crețu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, the EESC called for the adoption of an integrated policy framework to address the social, economic and environmental challenges of EU islands.
Mr Ostrowski, EESC member, participated in the conference on the Urban Agenda for the EU, organized under the Polish Presidency in Visegrad Group held on 27th October in Warsaw