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Nationality is a bond between a citizen and a state, whether by birthright or by naturalisation. However, in recent years several EU Member States have set up investor citizenship and residence schemes to attract investment. According to an opinion adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) at its October plenary session, this practice poses serious risks and should be banned in all EU Member States.


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Now we have a golden opportunity to align the EU's next disability strategy with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

On 21 October, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a public hearing to gather input from grassroots organisations for its opinion on the EU's next ten-year strategy for disability rights and to draw the lessons from the agenda due to expire in 2020.


Le Comité économique et social européen (CESE) a déploré le fait que tous les États membres de l’Union européenne n’ont pas approuvé le pacte mondial pour les migrations, qui, selon lui, offre une excellente occasion de progresser pour que l’UE s’exprime d’une seule voix en matière de migration au niveau mondial.