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23/03/2018
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14/2018

 How best to ensure online consumer protection: this was the focus of the 20th European Consumer Day, a joint event of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council held in Sofia on 20 March. The conference "The digital economy: what deal for consumers" was an opportunity for experts and policy-makers to discuss the new challenges to consumer protection posed by digitalisation from both a European and a national perspective.

21/03/2018
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13/2018

EESC holds the second of its 'going-local' meetings on the live-in care industry in the EU, revealing dire conditions of care workers employed in German households

Despite the rise in the number of foreign care workers living in German homes, the live-in care sector in the country is highly fragmented and unregulated, with underpaid carers who are denied basic working rights or social protection, and with care recipients who have no guarantees of the quality of the care they receive, a meeting held by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) revealed.

19/03/2018
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12/2018

La juventud europea afirma que disfrutar de más oportunidades para aprender idiomas viajando, tener lugares de interés cultural europeos más accesibles y preservar nuestra cultura a través de la cocina y la artesanía nacionales puede inspirar a los jóvenes europeos a descubrir culturas diferentes y adquirir una mejor comprensión de nuestro patrimonio cultural común. Estas recomendaciones a los responsables políticos de la UE fueron formuladas por los 99 estudiantes de toda Europa que participaron en el acto juvenil anual «Tu Europa, tu voz» (YEYS) 2018.

16/03/2018
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11/2018

EESC rapporteur on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Catelijne Muller says the strategy, as outlined by Commissioner Ansip to the EESC's plenary on March 15, fully meets the Committee's call for the European Union to take global pole position in determining the framework for the responsible development and deployment of AI.

15/03/2018
Bernardo Hernández Bataller

The EESC acknowledges the Commission's Communication Tackling Illegal Content Online – Towards and enhanced responsibility of online platforms as a first and useful step but is not satisfied with its scope. It therefore calls on the Commission to establish programmes and effective measures to provide a stable and consistent legal framework for the efficient removal of illegal content. 

16/02/2018

English version available soon

Le CESE a un rôle essentiel à jouer dans les consultations citoyennes proposées par le président français, car il y a une profonde cohérence entre l'action que mène le CESE au quotidien, permettant à la société civile de participer à l'évolution de l'Europe au plus haut niveau, et l'ambition que ces consultations citoyennes expriment. C'est ce qu'a affirmé la ministre des Affaires européennes, Nathalie Loiseau, lors de son intervention à la plénière du CESE à Bruxelles le 15 février.

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