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23/09/2021
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39/2021

In a plenary debate with Reporters without Borders and the European Federation of Journalists, the EESC reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the pluralism and freedom of the media and guaranteeing absolute safety for journalists, amid alarming developments across the EU which have in the past few years claimed several reporters' lives.

15/09/2021
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37/2021

A strong emphasis on the EU's recovery, health union and digitalisation, a firm position on defending the rule of law and a focus on the future of Europe: these are the elements of this year's State of the Union that are very much welcomed by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and that particularly align with its priorities.

09/07/2021
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36/2021

Lors de la session plénière de juillet du Comité économique et social européen, M. Jayant Narayan, du Forum économique mondial, a attiré l’attention sur le fait que, pour être compétitive, l’Europe doit investir dans des actions à moyen et long terme afin de créer un écosystème dans lequel l’IA peut prospérer.

08/07/2021
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35/2021

Joint press release by the EESC president Christa Schweng and the Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs Anže Logar - The European Economic and Social Committee welcomes the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council and declares that it will cooperate closely with Ljubljana to help turn them into a reality. During the July plenary session, the EESC members had the opportunity to discuss the priorities with the Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs Anže Logar.

19/06/2021
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33 / 2021

The involvement of organised civil society and the EESC is crucial in ensuring the broad participation of citizens in the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), highlighted Christa Schweng, president of the European Economic and Social Committee, at the inaugural Conference Plenary in Strasbourg on 19 June. Ms Schweng took part in the plenary along with a delegation of 18 EESC members.

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