Press releases

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    20/2024

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), at the request of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, has unveiled crucial recommendations aimed at bolstering social cohesion, managing debt and prioritising investments in healthcare and employment across Europe. The EESC expressed concern that tight budgets might slow down progress in fighting poverty and climate change.

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    19/2024

    Ante el declive de la democracia en diversos países, la proliferación de la desinformación y el creciente descontento, sin olvidar el aumento de la inflación y la inminente amenaza de guerra, es mucho lo que está en juego en la elección del nuevo Parlamento Europeo.

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    18/2024

    En el pleno de marzo del Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE), Enrico Letta, antiguo primer ministro italiano, dejó claro que el mercado único europeo atañe ante todo a las personas y que, treinta años después de su puesta en marcha, debe centrarse en la autonomía estratégica de Europa y en pilares como la defensa, las telecomunicaciones, la energía y las finanzas.

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    17/2024

    This year the UNCSW, the UN’s top annual meeting on gender equality, will focus on ending women’s poverty. During its inaugural participation in the event, the EESC will contribute to the theme with a declaration comprising ten action points for the economic empowerment and social protection of women

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    16/2024

    Tras la conferencia sobre enfermedades raras del año pasado en Bilbao, el Comité Económico y Social Europeo y la Comisión Europea están aunando fuerzas para hacer frente a las enfermedades raras a escala europea.

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    15/2024

    This week, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted the first-ever Civil Society Week, where over 800 representatives from civil society organisations and youth groups gathered to discuss the incoming elections and the future of the EU. The takeaways will be incorporated into an EESC resolution in July that will outline what civil society expects from the incoming leadership of the European Parliament and Commission.

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    14/2024

    On 7 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) rewarded five non-profit organisations for their outstanding contribution to fighting mental health disorders, which have risen dramatically in the EU.

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    13/2024

    On 4 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) kicks off its first ever Civil Society Week, titled 'Rise Up For Democracy!'. This week-long event brings to Brussels more than 200 citizens' organisations and stakeholders from across Europe, including youth organisations, NGOs and journalists. They will be discussing the state of democracy, the challenges it faces, and the vital role civil society plays ahead of the EU elections, drawing up demands for the next EU leaders.

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    12/2024

    On 23 February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission held a flagship event for the European Year of Skills, bringing together over 400 young people from all EU Member States to shine the spotlight on the skills needed for current and future jobs.

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    11/2024

    En una conferencia de alto nivel, el CESE, sede de la sociedad civil organizada de la UE, ha lanzado la voz de alarma: la escasez de viviendas dignas y asequibles es un problema cada vez más preocupante, sobre todo para los grupos vulnerables y la juventud, y la Unión Europea debe reunir los recursos necesarios para combatirlo.