Zemlje istočnog susjedstva

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Aktivnosti EGSO-a koje se odnose na istočno susjedstvo uključuju Armeniju, Azerbajdžan, Bjelarus, Gruziju, Moldovu i Ukrajinu. Glavni je cilj EGSO-a s obzirom na istočno susjedstvo Europe poboljšati odnose s organizacijama civilnog društva u regiji i uključiti ih u dijalog s njihovim nacionalnim tvorcima politika kao i s organizacijama civilnog društva iz EU-a.

Glavne mehanizme suradnje s Gruzijom, Moldovom i Ukrajinom čine platforme civilnog društva  koje upotpunjuju politička tijela koja postoje u okviru sporazumâ o pridruživanju koje je EU sklopio s tim zemljama. Te platforme omogućuju organizacijama civilnog društva iz EU-a i partnerskih zemalja da prate proces provedbe i pripreme svoje preporuke za nadležna tijela.

Na strani EU-a te platforme čine članovi EGSO-a i predstavnici velikih europskih mreža civilnog društva. Što se tiče partnerskih zemalja, u platformama je zastupljen širok spektar organizacija civilnog društva. Članstvo u platformama temelji se na uravnoteženoj zastupljenosti svih interesnih skupina (organizacija poslodavaca, sindikata i raznih interesnih skupina).

Unutar EGSO-a Odbor za praćenje istočnog susjedstva osnovan je 2004. kao posebno tijelo zaduženo za odnose s civilnim društvom u zemljama istočnog susjedstva. Odbor za praćenje obično se sastaje četiri puta godišnje i njegovi članovi aktivno sudjeluju u aktivnostima Istočnog partnerstva kao što su multilateralne platforme Istočnog partnerstva i Forum civilnog društva Istočnog partnerstva.

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The European Economic and Social Committee has been an ardent supporter of the Eastern Partnership from the very outset and the EESC's Employers' Group has continually emphasised the need to strengthen the partnership's economic dimension. An appropriate tool was needed to enable the representatives of employers, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises from the EU and its partner countries to meet and openly assess the process of convergence with the European acquis and its impact on the economic situation.

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The EU is highly dependent on energy resources. More than a half of EU energy consumption is linked to imports. Increasing instability in the Middle East together with the deterioration of EU-Russia relations mean that energy security will remain at the top of the EU's agenda in the coming years. How can we achieve a true energy union? How can interconnectivity be increased between Member States? What should the ideal energy mix look like and how can energy efficiency be increased within the EU? The publication summarises the debate that seeks answers to these questions.

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Staffan Nilsson

The EESC believes that Northern Dimension cooperation should not only comprise actors from governmental and regional levels but it should also involve business organisations, trade unions and non-governmental organisations. Civil society is an important Northern Dimension actor: the role of civil society organisations in the implementation of the different projects is essential.


Staffan Nilsson`s speeches at the Northern Dimension meetings

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The Employers' Group newsletter May 2016