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ELi ja Venemaa järelevalvekomitee on komiteesisene organ, mis vastutab suhete eest Venemaa kodanikuühiskonnaga.

Pärast seda, kui Vene Föderatsiooni võimud alustasid sõjategevust Ukraina vastu 24. veebruaril 2022, vaigistati Venemaa vaba kodanikuühiskond eriseaduste ja laienevate repressioonidega ning paljud režiimi kritiseerijad on sunnitud eksiili.

Praeguses raskes olukorras on komitee otsustanud hoida ukse dialoogipidamiseks avatuna ELi territooriumil asuva ELi territooriumil viibiva Venemaa kodanikuühiskonna sõjavastase osaga.

See on soodustanud viljakat teabe- ja arvamuste vahetust selle üle, kuidas peaksid kahepoolsed suhted kujunema pärast sõda ning riigi naasmist vabaduse ja demokraatia teele.

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Ahead of the international Roma Day on 8 April, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will hold a hearing on "Anti-gypsyism, possible responses", which will feed into the work of the EESC permanent study group on Roma inclusion monitoring the implementation the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies.

Anti-gypsyism is an important barrier to the effective implementation of the framework and national integration strategies, and the hearing wants to shed light on possible responses to this cross-cutting problem. The European refugee crisis acerbates problems with general racism, xenophobia which also affects Roma. A hearing on anti-gypsyism and other forms of racism and xenophobia will allow exchanging best practices on how to combat these phenomena.


The Dutch Presidency has requested an exploratory opinion about the shift from the traditional employment relationship to more non-standard forms of employment, introduced among others by online platforms like Uber. The EESC is to examine the link between new forms of employments relationships to a decent living wage and make policy recommendations as to how to take full advantage of digital innovation but regulate and mitigate the effects in terms of labour law protection and social protection.


The hearing is held within the framework of the preparation of an own-initiative opinion entitled: "The digital growth pillar: e-seniors, a potential 25% of the European population."

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The External Relations Section (REX) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is responsible for dialogue between European civil society organisations and their homologues from the countries with which the European Union has formal relations (e.g. under the form of a Free Trade Agreement). Through this dialogue, made possible by a series of bilateral bodies, and through specialized opinions and information reports, the Committee is able to concretely contribute to EU foreign policy.

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Realistic targets are needed to achieve a competitive and sustainable energy ecosystem

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Ms Kamila Partyka - Policy Officer
Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

EU-Russia Cooperation in Higher Education (.pptx)