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24/09/2021

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) fully supports the Commission's recent measures aimed at setting standards for the definition of "sustainable economic activities", but points out that some elements may prove a complex and costly challenge, particularly for SMEs, and questions whether the current version of the Delegated Regulation is fit for purpose.

23/09/2021

Ending the segregation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and enabling them to live full, independent lives within the community requires political will and substantial investment in social and community-based services. Above all, huge support is needed for their families who – forgotten by public policies - carry too great a burden on their own

21/09/2021

At a debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), experts and civil society representatives met to discuss pros and cons of the European Commission's recently presented package of climate, transport and energy proposals.

30/07/2021

The new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change is a crucial step towards achieving climate neutrality and resilience by 2050. European civil society strongly supports the Commission's commitment to strengthening efforts on climate proofing, resilience building, prevention and preparedness. The floods occurring in Western Europe, just weeks after a record-breaking heatwave in the US and Canada, are fresh reminders of the pace of change.

22/07/2021

La creación de asociaciones en materia de talentos con los países de origen y tránsito es una política clave para abordar la migración. Europa ha de cambiar el enfoque de la dimensión exterior de la política migratoria e incluirla en una agenda geopolítica y geoeconómica más amplia que a su vez ocupe el lugar que le corresponde entre el resto de políticas. De lo contrario, el Nuevo Pacto será demasiado débil para hacer frente al creciente número de flujos migratorios.

22/07/2021

The Commission's initiatives on a European child guarantee and an EU Strategy on the rights of the child call on European and national policy-makers to work toward the common good of all children growing up in the EU. Ambitious and bold in their approach to ensuring a life free from any discrimination for each and every child, both initiatives have won the EESC's approval.

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