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08/07/2021
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35/2021

Joint press release by the EESC president Christa Schweng and the Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs Anže Logar - The European Economic and Social Committee welcomes the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council and declares that it will cooperate closely with Ljubljana to help turn them into a reality. During the July plenary session, the EESC members had the opportunity to discuss the priorities with the Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs Anže Logar.

19/06/2021
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33 / 2021

The involvement of organised civil society and the EESC is crucial in ensuring the broad participation of citizens in the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), highlighted Christa Schweng, president of the European Economic and Social Committee, at the inaugural Conference Plenary in Strasbourg on 19 June. Ms Schweng took part in the plenary along with a delegation of 18 EESC members.

11/06/2021
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30/2021

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

10/06/2021
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29/2021

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.

03/06/2021
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27/2021

Kümnendat korda toimuv Euroopa kodanikualgatuse päev toimus erandkorras kahe päeva jooksul internetis. Avaistungil osalesid Euroopa Majandus- ja Sotsiaalkomitee president Christa Schweng, Euroopa Komisjoni asepresident Věra Jourová ja Euroopa Parlamendi asepresident Pedro Silva Pereira, kes andsid hinnangu sellele ainulaadsele osalusdemokraatia vahendile.

02/06/2021
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26/2021

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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