Tíortha an mhéadaithe

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Tá CESE rannpháirteach ar bhonn gníomhach i bpróiseas an mhéadaithe agus tá cur chuige déach aige – ar cur chuige réigiúnach agus déthaobhach é – le haghaidh an chaidrimh atá aige le heagraíochtaí na sochaí sibhialta i dtíortha an mhéadaithe.

Maidir leis an gcur chuige réigiúnach, is é an Coiste Leantach um na Balcáin Thiar – comhlacht inmheánach buan de Choiste Eacnamaíoch agus Sóisialta na hEorpa – an phríomhionstraim chun gníomhaíochtaí CESE sa réigiún sin a chomhordú. Is cuid d'obair an Choiste Leantaigh é Fóram na Sochaí Sibhialta um na Balcáin Thiar agus déantar an fóram sin a reáchtáil uair sa dá bhliain.

Oibríonn CESE ar bhonn déthaobhach freisin le tíortha na mBalcán Thiar agus leis an Tuirc. Ar bhonn comhaontuithe comhlachais idir na tíortha sin agus an tAontas Eorpach, chruthaigh CESE trí chomhchomhlacht i gcomhar le hionadaithe na sochaí sibhialta sa Tuirc, i Montainéagró agus sa tSeirbia d’fhonn ról a thabhairt d'eagraíochtaí na sochaí sóisialta sna próisis réamhaontachais agus aontachais. Is éard atá i ngach comhlacht líon comhionann comhaltaí ó CESE agus ón tír chomhpháirtíochta agus tagann siad i gceann a chéile dhá uair sa bhliain.

Coimeádann CESE teagmháil rialta le heagraíochtaí na sochaí sibhialta sna tíortha is iarrthóirí nó is iarrthóirí ionchasacha nár bunaíodh aon chomhchomhlacht d'ionadaithe ón tsochaí shibhialta iontu go fóill agus eagraíonn sé gníomhaíochtaí comhpháirteacha i gcomhar leo.

Déantar obair na gcomhchomhlachtaí a chomhlánú trí thuairimí CESE a ullmhú maidir le próisis réamhaontachais agus aontachais na dtíortha aonair, agus maidir le hábhair spéise réigiúnacha.

  • The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has strongly supported the enlargement of the European Union to the six Western Balkans countries provided they fulfil all the necessary criteria for membership. In the aftermath of the Council's non-decision to open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia in October 2019, we have reacted swiftly by adopting, on 31 October, a Resolution expressing our profound disappointment by the lack of unanimity from the Member States. The EESC has since been committed to working closely and intensively with the civil society in the Western Balkans to support and reassure them that their place is in the European Union.

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    - The current state of play in EU-Montenegro relations and the accession process

    - The Connectivity Agenda in the areas of Energy and Transport

    - Chapter 5 - Public procurement

    - The state of industrial relations and the development of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Montenegro

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    The External Relations Section (REX) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is responsible for dialogue between European civil society organisations and their homologues from the countries with which the European Union has formal relations (e.g. under the form of a Free Trade Agreement). Through this dialogue, made possible by a series of bilateral bodies, and through specialized opinions and information reports, the Committee is able to concretely contribute to EU foreign policy.