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In a debate on European values with European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders, held at its plenary session on 10 June, the EESC asked for civil society organisations and citizens to be more heavily and more actively involved in standing up for democracy and the rule of law in the EU, which have taken a turn for the worse across Member States

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To provide the European Commission with a valuable contribution to its 2022 work programme, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted a Resolution. This timely and important document addresses the main issues around using investment and reforms to overcome the economic and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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La décima edición del Día de la ICE, consagrada a la Iniciativa Ciudadana Europea, se celebró excepcionalmente en línea y duró dos jornadas. La presidenta del CESE, Christa Schweng, la vicepresidenta de la Comisión Europea, Věra Jourová, y el vicepresidente del Parlamento Europeo, Pedro Silva Pereira, participaron en la sesión inaugural y evaluaron la situación de este instrumento único de democracia participativa.

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The involvement of organised civil society is far from satisfactory in a majority of EU countries, warned the European Economic and Social Committee at the annual conference of its European Semester Group, which took place remotely on 31 May. This event was organised right before the publication of the European Semester Spring Package by the Commission, on the 2 June 2021.

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On 28 April, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held an exchange of views with Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit on the Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) and the upcoming Porto Social Summit, where the plan will be discussed at the highest level.