Press releases

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    2/2024

    Competitiveness, SMEs and social inclusion are at the heart of the Belgian Presidency programme. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) makes policy recommendations on the relationship between economic governance, long-term inclusive growth and sustainable security, and the power of the social economy in combating poverty and social exclusion.

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    1/2024

    Europe is falling behind on competitiveness and needs to address the shortcomings of its single market urgently but in a way that benefits both business and Europeans

  • The European Economic and Social Committee has today launched a call for expression of interest to become "enlargement candidate members (ECM)" and contribute to the advisory work of the Committee in 2024. The civil society organisations from EU candidate countries, who fulfil the eligibility criteria, can submit their applications here until 25 January.

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    56/2023

    El 12 de diciembre de 2023, la Mesa del Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) decidió nombrar a Isabelle Le Galo Flores como nueva secretaria general.

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    55/2023

    The EESC is a success story, but the European Union needs to make an even stronger effort to uphold its social contract, solidarity, a fair economy and inclusiveness. This is the key to preserving its European values.

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    53/2023

    En su pleno de diciembre, el Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) ha hecho balance del trabajo realizado por la Presidencia española de la UE en el segundo semestre de 2023 y ha abordado los retos futuros a los que se enfrentará Europa.

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    53/2023

    The results of the COP28 climate conference have disappointed civil society organisations. Nonetheless, they can be a springboard for further European action in the global COP forum.

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    51/2023

    In the run-up to the EU-Western Balkans Summit, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) met with Montenegrin civil society on 7 December 2023 to take stock of the country's accession progress, and in particular its public administration reform. The participants raised concerns about the weakening capacity of the country's public administration to respond to the growing demands of the EU agenda. However, with the new government, there is a window of opportunity for the necessary reforms to move forward in the accession negotiations.

  • Transparency International EU and Generation Climate Europe have now joined the EESC's network of European civil society organisations working to shape EU laws

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    49/2023

    The 8th European Migration Forum (EMF), organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, explored questions around migrants' vulnerabilities, bridging the skills gap and countering prejudice surrounding migration.