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06/05/2022
Statement by
EESC President Christa Schweng

One year on, 7 plenaries and 12 Citizens' Panels later, we can draw a line and state that a positive step has been taken for participatory democracy. The Conference on the Future of Europe has empowered ordinary Europeans, along with policy-makers, to deliver 300 practical recommendations aimed at shaping our future for the better. ...

13/04/2022
Statement by
President Christa Schweng
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

The EESC continues to deliver on its commitment to a policy of zero tolerance for harassment, finding fair agreements with victims and renewing apologies to victims previously identified by OLAF.

24/02/2022
Statement by
EESC
Organisation: 
European Economic And Social Committee

In a spontaneous debate initiated by the EESC President Christa Schweng during the February plenary session, the members of the European Economic and Social Committee condemned the unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. EESC members expressed their solidarity with the Ukrainian people and called for firm actions at both EU and national level in a spirit of unity in this dramatic time.

22/02/2022
Statement by
Christa Schweng, EESC President and Dimitris Dimitriadis, President of the EESC Section for External Relations
Organisation: 
European Economic And Social Committee

Joint Statement by EESC President Christa Schweng and EESC REX President Dimitris Dimitriadis

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) condemns in the strongest possible terms the recognition by the Russian Federation of the separatist territories of Donetsk and Luhansk. Such a declaration constitutes an intolerable violation of international law, the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and the Minsk agreements.

We call on the European Union, its Member States and international allies to show unity and be unequivocal in responding promptly and firmly to this move.

16/12/2021
Statement by
Christa Schweng, EESC President and Dimitris Dimitriadis, President of the EESC Section for External Relations
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

Following the recent decision by Tunisian President Kais Saied to prolong the suspension of parliamentary activities until the next general elections in December 2022:

We strongly support the commitment of the people of Tunisia to democracy, to the constitution and to a well-functioning and legitimate parliament. The return to a normal functioning of state institutions and the restoration of institutional stability should take place as soon as possible, without any further suspension of parliamentary activities.

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