• In an opinion adopted at its January plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) addressed the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on peace, security and defence. The Committee stresses the urgent need to invest in setting up resilient responses to these global challenges. The Committee's position is that it is imperative to continue integrating the climate and security nexus by creating proactive interfaces between the institutions responsible for both external relations and the Member States' security and defence services.

  • Plenary debate with Yana Giovanis, Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU

    EESC plenary session, 17 January 2024

  • The document highlights the Worker's Group priorities for 2023-2025. We want to shape a social and sustainable future that also upholds the principles of the rule of law, human rights, gender equality, solidarity and diversity. We strive to empower our democracy, society, and everyone in it. Our journey is an ongoing commitment, demanding unwavering determination as we strive to shape a society marked by shared prosperity and equality.

  • Un debate organizado por el Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) ha puesto de manifiesto que, a pesar de las últimas iniciativas, la presencia de hombres aún predomina en la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemáticas. La UE debe adoptar nuevas medidas específicas para promover la participación de las mujeres y garantizar así una transición ecológica y digital justa.

  • In a recently adopted opinion, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) warns that the EU's overreliance on imports of active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished medicines from Asia poses threats to the health and well-being of EU citizens. The EESC therefore proposes a Critical Medicines Act.

  • The Global Gateway initiative aims to secure the EU's open strategic autonomy, but must be based on impact assessments, as underlined by the European Economic and Social Committee in its opinion adopted at its December plenary. The EESC proposes to play a more active role in the key stages of the decision-making process for development projects associated with the Global Gateway.

  • In an opinion adopted at its plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has proposed a strategy to address socio-economic challenges facing the EU's islands, mountainous regions, and sparsely populated areas. The EESC is calling for EU action to be taken through cohesion policy, emphasising the need for tailored strategies, reliable data, and specific mechanisms for sustainable growth.

  • In the pursuit of a more competitive EU economy, the financial sector – and especially banking – emerges as the backbone, wielding substantial influence over both financing and pivotal transitions towards sustainability. In an opinion adopted in plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) highlights key ways to fortify this sector and reinforce its contribution to the EU's strategic autonomy and transformative goals.

  • Cerca de 900 000 personas en la UE pasan la noche habitualmente en la calle o en albergues para personas sin hogar. Ante el rápido aumento del sinhogarismo, el CESE insta a los Estados miembros y a la UE a que adopten medidas concretas.

  • In a visionary call for transformative change, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), at its latest plenary session, adopted an own-initiative opinion  emphasising the pivotal role of young people in shaping the sustainable future of rural areas across Europe.