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20/07/2021
Statement by
Christa Schweng, EESC President and Cristian Pîrvulescu, President of the EESC Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law (FRRL) Group
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

The EESC welcomes the publication today by the European Commission of its second Report on the Rule of Law. Given the multiplication of challenges all over the EU, the Rule of Law Mechanism offered by the Report and subsequent debates is an important tool which allows all concerned actors to have a single framework of reference. This gives hope for a greater sense of joint responsibility in urgently addressing the rule of law especially independent judiciary and media freedom backsliding in Member States.

09/07/2021
Statement by
President Christa Schweng
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

At today's informal meeting of the EU ministers for employment and social policy, I underlined that work on resilient and inclusive labour markets for all is among the core priorities of the EESC's work.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made us realise that we need more than just money to solve the current situation. The transition to an economy that is greener and more digital needs to be linked to a social recovery.

25/05/2021
Statement by
Christa Schweng and Dimitris Dimitriadis

The state-orchestrated forced landing of the civilian plane connecting two EU capitals on 23 May 2021 at the airport of Minsk represents an unacceptable attack on the safety of travellers and an assault on the freedom of press. The EESC, as representative of organised European civil society, strongly opposes any attack against the freedom of speech or press and severely condemns all acts of violence. ...

23/03/2021
Statement by
Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Dimitris Dimitriadis, President of the Section for External Relations (REX)
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

Statement by Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Dimitris Dimitriadis, President of the Section for External Relations (REX)

17/03/2021
Statement by
EESC President Christa Schweng / Brikena Xhomaqi, Co-chair of the EESC Liaison Group
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

Organised civil society is a key player in our democracies in Europe. We need to involve it in the current recovery and reconstruction process to make sure that no one is left behind on our way towards a sustainable Europe in 2030 and beyond.

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Joint statement by the EESC Liaison Group Co-Chairs - No sustainable recovery in Europe without civil society

10/03/2021
Statement by
President Christa Schweng
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

Statement by EESC President Christa Schweng
I welcome today's signature of the joint declaration between the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council that sets out the Conference on the Future of Europe. The European Economic and Social Committee is looking forward to actively contributing to the debate, being invited as an observer.

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