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01/07/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Today starts the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The European agenda could hardly have been more challenging: the adoption of the Recovery plan to repair the consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic, the crucial Brexit negotiations and the launch of the Conference on the future of Europe.

While the agenda is heavy, there is no doubt that the German Presidency is fully equipped to transform each of these challenges into concrete and successful results to deliver a stronger, more innovative, inclusive and sustainable Europe.

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01/07/2020

Le CESE est prêt à associer ses forces à celles de la présidence allemande pour contribuer à la sortie de crise et rendre l’Europe plus forte

Le 1er juillet, l’Allemagne prend le relais de la Croatie à la tête du Conseil de l’UE, pour ce qui sera probablement la présidence la plus difficile qu’elle ait connue, alors même que l’Europe se trouve confrontée à la plus grave crise économique, sociale et sanitaire de son histoire récente.  

01/07/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Today starts the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The European agenda could hardly have been more challenging: the adoption of the Recovery plan to repair the consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic, the crucial Brexit negotiations and the launch of the Conference on the future of Europe.

While the agenda is heavy, there is no doubt that the German Presidency is fully equipped to transform each of these challenges into concrete and successful results to deliver a stronger, more innovative, inclusive and sustainable Europe.

24/06/2020

Contrairement aux prévisions les plus catastrophistes, le continent africain est loin d’être le plus touché par le coronavirus, avec uniquement 1,76 % des décès à l’échelle mondiale. Cet exemple de résilience a été examiné lors d’un webinaire organisé par le Comité Économique et Social Européen (CESE) au cours duquel les orateurs ont signalé les opportunités qui se présentent pour une coopération renforcée entre l’Afrique et l’UE une fois la crise passée.

04/06/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President and José Antonio Moreno Díaz, President of the Group on Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law (FRRL)

On 25 May, Mr George Floyd, a 46-year-old US citizen, died of asphyxia during his arrest by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department. As the shocking images of this brutal arrest of an African-American citizen spread across the world, a growing wave of protests in the USA and beyond shook people's conscience.

03/06/2020
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13/2020

A few days after the European Commission presented its proposal for a major recovery plan to face the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, on 2 June the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a webinar to assess its suitability. All participants agreed on the importance of this ambitious initiative, an example of the solidarity and the political will of all EU Member States in times of uncertainty.

13/05/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President and Stefano Mallia, Chair of the EESC Brexit Follow-up Group

The EESC gives its full support to EU negotiator and calls for a consensus-building attitude

With the third round of future relationship negotiations with the United Kingdom ongoing, EU civil society is united in calling for collective responsibility to incentivise both sides to reach a deal and prevent damaging even further our chances for a recovery in the post-Covid era.

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Statement by Luca Jahier, EESC President and Stefano Mallia, Chair of the EESC Brexit Follow-up Group on the future relationship with the United Kingdom

08/05/2020
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Il y a soixante-dix ans, un groupe de visionnaires a jeté les bases de la reconstruction économique, sociale et morale de l’après-guerre, donnant vie au plus grand projet de progrès de l’histoire de l’humanité.

«Faire l’Europe, c’est faire la paix. C’est faire travailler les hommes ensemble au-delà des frontières.» Mais comme l’a dit Churchill, si la politique se nourrit d’idéaux, elle a ensuite besoin d’itinéraires, de choix, de règles et d’institutions communes.

La déclaration Schuman est le manifeste politique le plus remarquable de l’ère moderne, basé sur des réalisations concrètes progressives, fondé sur une «solidarité de fait».

 

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