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22/03/2021
  • 24 March, 2.45 p.m. The EESC will debate with Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality, the newly proposed EU strategy for the rights of persons with disabilities ...
  • 24 March, 4.00 p.m. Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, will hear the EESC's proposals on how the EU can provide a credible EU perspective for the Western Balkans ...
    16/03/2021

    At the online debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), stakeholders from the audiovisual industry debated Europe's future media market, stressing how crucial the involvement of grassroots organisations is.

    10/03/2021

    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.

    Read the full statement here

    04/03/2021

    We are looking forward to working on the European Commission's three major initiatives: a Communication on "the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan", a Proposal for a Directive to "strengthen the application of the principle of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value between men and women through pay transparency and enforcement mechanisms" as well as on "the Strategy for the rights of persons with disabilities 2021 – 2030".

    02/03/2021

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted its position on the EU's economic priorities for 2021. It welcomes the steps taken in the strategy to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of the European Green Deal, but is disappointed that the strategy proposed by the European Commission devotes too little attention to social issues. It also warns against phasing out support measures too early and advocates establishing new fiscal rules that will reflect social and economic realities after the pandemic.

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