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The EESC holds a conference in Bucharest on the importance of a serious dialogue about the EU with Europe's young generation

On 13 November, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a conference entitled "Let's talk Europe! Communicating the EU to young people". The conference was held in conjunction with an EESC extraordinary Bureau meeting in Bucharest ahead of Romania taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union.


The EU and Japan signed on 17 July 2018 an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that will boost growth and create a free trade area with a combined market of around 640 million consumers. This is the first EPA signed by the EU which includes specific commitments related to the fight against climate change, and the EESC and its Japanese counterparts will be responsible to monitor its social and environmental impact.


The "LEONARDO: rEUnaissance today" project will be launched on 16 and 17 November in Rome. The project is a concrete expression of the slogan of the Presidency of Luca Jahier: "rEUnaissance" which is closely linked to one of the Presidency priorities: Culture. In a challenging time in European politics, and before the crucial European elections of May 2019, the EESC President looks to the Renaissance era for an inspiration for a positive narrative for the European Union of today. 


Rudy De Leeuw, member of the EESC, rapporteur of the opinion on the European finance-climate pact voted in the plenary session in October 2018, affirmed during a meeting on 8 November with journalists that Europe needs to do more in terms of budget and investments to fight the climate change and its effects. But far from being a burden, this challenge has also a positive side: "The finance-climate pact is a necessity, but also an opportunity for Europe". 


Interview by Luca Jahier to SERVIMEDIA

El presidente del Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE), Luca Jahier, destaca que “gracias a la ONCE, las personas con discapacidad han dejado de ser receptoras de ayuda para convertirse en protagonistas de su futuro”, un modelo que “la hace pionera en Europa, y que después tantas otras organizaciones han copiado”.


At its last plenary session, held on 17 October 2018, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an opinion aiming to improve the EU space programme's outcomes and raise its profile. The EESC supports the EU's efforts to remain a major independent space power, but calls for more investment in research, start-ups and business incubators as well as for a consistent application of the "European preference" principle. Clear emphasis should be placed on space mining research and the benefits that space activities could provide in terms of sustainable development.


Sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS) can contribute to a greater diversification of and a risk reduction for sovereign bond portfolios held by banks and other financial operators. This could have a positive impact on the stability and resilience of the financial system and improve financial market integration.


Európai szintű szervezetek érdekelt felei és az Európai Gazdasági és Szociális Bizottság (EGSZB) tagjai gyűltek össze 2018. október 29-én Brüsszelben, hogy elemezzék a romák egészségi állapotával és az egészségügyhöz való hozzáférésükkel kapcsolatos jelenlegi helyzetet, külön kitérve a nők és a gyermekek helyzetére. A résztvevők számos témát kiemeltek, köztük az egészségügyi ellátáshoz való hozzáférés terén megvalósuló diszkriminációt, a romák és a nem romák várható élettartama közötti különbséget, a szegénységet és annak az egészségre gyakorolt hatását, továbbá a nőket és gyermekeket illetően a kényszersterilizációt, a terhességet, a csecsemőhalandóságot és az anyai halálozást, valamint a gyermekek oltását.


The 7th meeting of the EU-Serbia Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) that took place in Belgrade on 23 October gave an opportunity to civil society organisations from both sides to examine the state of play of Serbia's accession process. Although welcoming positive economic developments in Serbia, the JCC expressed in the joint declaration its concern about "the lack of progress in the area of freedom of expression" and encouraged the Serbian authorities to "redouble their efforts to ensure respect for the rule of law, fundamental rights, judicial reform, the fight against corruption and freedom of the press".