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16/05/2019
Speaker
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Recent events are showing us that we must not let down our guard and believe that the 60 years of peace in Europe are to be taken for granted. Our Fundamental Rights, which are enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty of the European Union are not to be taken for granted. It is inadmissible that last year saw the largest number of anti-semitic acts in decades, leading to an increasing sense of emergency among Jewish communities worldwide. 

15/05/2019

Une résolution du CESE invite la société civile à se mobiliser en masse et à voter pour une Europe unie
La session plénière du CESE a adopté, ce 15 mai, une résolution dans laquelle elle exhorte tous les citoyens à voter aux prochaines élections européennes et à voter en faveur d'une Europe unie. Le Comité invite aussi les organisations de la société civile à se joindre aux efforts pour mobiliser les électeurs. Lire le texte complet de la résolution.

08/05/2019
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In a little less than three weeks, more than 400 million Europeans, the largest electorate in the world after India, will go to the polls to elect 751 members of parliament in an election that is probably the most decisive for the future of Europe since 1979, the first time we went to vote for our transnational parliament. For the past two years, EU and national leaders have been working relentlessly to define a vision for Europe. Several scenarios were outlined by the European Commission. Discussions and consultations were organised, plans sketched, solutions formulated.

07/05/2019
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Alors que nous approchons des élections européennes et que le discours politique devient de plus en plus toxique, l’heure est venue de redorer le blason de l’Union européenne afin d’éviter qu’elle ne soit, une fois de plus, le bouc émissaire de l’incapacité des pays à faire face aux transformations du XXIe siècle.

10/04/2019
Speaker
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Le processus de décision sur le futur de l'Europe connaîtra un moment de clarification lors du sommet informel des chefs d'état et de gouvernements, à Sibiu, le 9 mai prochain. Dans la perspective de ce sommet et des prochaines élections au Parlement européen, le Comité a adopté le 20 mars 2019 un avis très exhaustif, intitulé "Être à l'écoute des citoyens pour un avenir durable," qui expose la vision du CESE sur l'avenir de l'Europe, du point de vue de la société civile européenne.

08/04/2019
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Culture is a powerful tool to build bridges between people and reinforce mutual understanding. Artistic freedom, enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU as well as the Treaty of the EU, is essential for development of our open democracies and our European values and identity. I, therefore, welcome the Council conclusions on an EU strategic approach to international cultural relations and a framework for action of 8 April.

01/04/2019
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My agenda this week is under the sign of migration: I will visit the Red Star Line Museum, open the 5th Meeting of the European Migration Forum and have a meeting with his Excellency John Issam Darwish, Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop of Furzol, Zahle and the Bekaa, to talk about his work with refugees along the Lebanese border.

29/03/2019
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The EESC will switch off the lights in support for Earth Hour. This important annual event reminds us to take joint action for a better future on our planet. We can no longer turn a blind eye to climate change and its impact on our environment and people's lives. The latest UN report is another wake-up call. 

22/03/2019
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Today, once again, we stand together in solidarity to remember the innocent victims and their families, who were struck by the devastating terrorist attacks in Brussels three years ago. It is with great sadness and grievance that we prepare to mark the anniversary of this barbarous attack.

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