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06/04/2021

COVID-19 has blatantly exposed all the cracks and fissures in the European health systems and shown the EU to be unprepared for dealing with major health emergencies. But the first building blocks of the future European Health Union, recently proposed by the Commission, look promising and may give the EU the right weapons to fight pandemics in the future

06/04/2021

At its March plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an opinion issued by the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) which proposes supporting investment in the exploration and extraction of critical raw materials, as well as in the use of secondary materials from wastes, as this is essential to the green transition in the EU.

31/03/2021

Durante los primeros confinamientos de la COVID-19, la proporción de teletrabajadores en la UE se disparó del 5 % al 40 %. Un año después, el teletrabajo está aquí para quedarse, si bien sigue siendo difícil realizar una evaluación adecuada de su impacto en los empresarios, los trabajadores y la sociedad en su conjunto. El CESE señala la necesidad de seguir investigando y de adoptar una perspectiva a largo plazo, con el fin de aprovechar los beneficios y mitigar los riesgos de esta forma de trabajo.

29/03/2021

Accurate data collection and adequate policies by the Member States are necessary to ensure the effective implementation of the EU anti-racism action plan and to unmask racism and ethnic discrimination, which has taken a turn for the worse during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

29/03/2021

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) addresses the state of play of the Energy Union and the national energy and climate plans, warning that the 2050 EU energy and climate objectives can only be reached with a change of pace in the transition and that citizens must really be put at the heart of the process.

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