In the framework of the preparation of its own-initiative opinion, the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO) organising a public hearing Wealth Inequality in Europe: the Profit-Labour Split, on Friday, 23 June 2017, at the EESC premises, starting from 10 a.m. The objective of the hearing is to gain contributions and insights on this topic from various stakeholders and expert, with a view to channelling these findings into the EESC opinion.
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The European Economic and social Committee is organising the public debate "What future for the euro? Threats and opportunities for stage 2 of deepening EMU". The aim of our public debate is to support the necessary consensus-building on an ambitious roadmap for completing EMU by 2025, as part of a global vision for the future of the European Union.
The EESC is currently working on an opinion on the proposal on extending EFSI. In the framework of the elaboration of the opinion, the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO) organised on 10 November 2016 from 10 a.m. a public hearing on The extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI 2.0).
The European Council mandated the four presidents – Juncker, Tusk, Dijsselbloem and Draghi – to report by June 2015 on further measures to strengthen the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and economic policy coordination. The hearing and the opinion will examine not only the barriers and risks to, but also the opportunities and benefits arising from further euro area integration.
The European Economic and Social Committee is currently drawing up an opinion on the Commission's Report concerning the governance of macro-regional strategies. An increase in the number of macro-regional strategies can be identified, all of which are unique and yet share common features. To exploit their added-value and to find out how to develop such strategies to promote overall European development is of a crucial importance.
In delivering its opinion, the EESC acts as a forum where representatives from the worlds of industry, academia and politics exchange views on the various macro-regional strategies. It is in this capacity that the ECO Section, which covers economic and social cohesion amongst its other areas of specialisation, is planning to hold a thematic discussion on the Commission's Report concerning the governance of macro-regional strategies on Wednesday, 16 July 2014, starting at 10 a.m.
The objective of this joint EESC-CNEL meeting is to contribute to the debate on a strategy which will enable the European and national institutions, by means of proposals and initiatives, to win back ground lost in the dangerously compromised relationship between the EU and Europeans. It is also aimed to feed in the EU political agenda so that decision-makers, supported by civil society, can take the necessary steps to roll out the roadmap across the EU.
The 2014 European Parliament elections will take place in a crucial period which, probably for the first time in history, provides scope for a truly European debate on the essential issues for the future of the European economy and society in times of economic crisis.
Conference "Beyond the Banking Union" co-organised by the EESC and the European Commission in Madrid, as part of the follow-up to the EESC opinion on "Banking Union", with the intervention of Mr Trias Pintó, rapporteur.
Strengthening competitiveness, growth and jobs, and completing the EMU were among the main topics discussed at the European Council of 27-28 June 2013. Appropriate follow-up should now be given both at national and European level. Therefore, the EESC organises a Post-Summit debate with Member States that will focus on an analysis of the main decisions taken at the Summit and their practical implementation for shaping the future of EMU and Europe ahead of the 2014 European elections.
Public hearing in the framework of the opinion ECO/347, held on Thursday, 30 May 2013 at the EESC´s premises in Brussels. The hearing will gather representatives of the financial sector as well as organisations representing the stakeholders in financial markets. The aim is to explore the various demands and needs and make a first attempt at identifying common trends that the EESC can put forward in its opinion on behalf of organised civil society .