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07/06/2019

Change management, better communication on scientific evidence and, above all, civil engagement are key factors for the development and implementation of new indicators to measure people's well-being and societies' progress. This was the main message of a public debate that was held on 4 June by the European Economic and Social Committee and its Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion.   

28/05/2019

EESC calls for better protection of workers in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

The creation of healthy and energy efficient homes and work places, as foreseen in the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), should be achieved by creating synergies with the removal of harmful substances during energy renovation, says the EESC in its opinion on Working with Asbestos in Energy Renovation, which it adopted at its May plenary.

24/05/2019

Euroopa Majandus- ja Sotsiaalkomitee leiab, et kuigi üldiselt on soolise võrdõiguslikkuse valdkonnas tehtud edusamme, võtab selles tempos naiste meestega võrdsustumine Euroopas rohkem kui sajand.

Euroopa Majandus- ja Sotsiaalkomitee nõuab tungivalt, et Euroopa Liit ja liikmesriigid seaksid poliitilises tegevuskavas soolise võrdõiguslikkuse esikohale, pidades silmas muret, et hiljutised naiste õiguste vastased rünnakud Euroopas võivad tõsiselt ohustada naiste ja meeste võrdõiguslikkuse edendamist.

22/05/2019

The single market has been a great achievement. The EU needs to make sure citizens are aware that many of the very real benefits they have enjoyed in the past 25 years as consumers, business owners or workers are the result of the single market. This will help rally the support needed to make it fit for the digital era, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) argues in its response to the European Commission's assessment of the state of play of the single market.

15/05/2019

The UN's Global Compact for Migration was on the agenda of the hearing held at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 2 May 2019, where a number of stakeholders met to discuss its implementation. EESC members José Antonio Moreno Díaz and Séamus Boland insisted that the complex topic of migration needed to be better explained to the public at large, underlining that civil society had an essential role to play.

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