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29/03/2019
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20/2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is starting to take stock of progress made so far in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights ("the Social Pillar"), a tool for social policy proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission at the Gothenburg Summit in November 2017.

22/03/2019
Participants in YEYS 2019
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18/2019

Az Európai Gazdasági és Szociális Bizottság (EGSZB) 2019. március 21-én és 22-én a „Your Europe, Your Say” (YEYS – A Te Európád, a Te szavad!) elnevezésű rendezvénye keretében szót adott az ifjúságnak. A résztvevők közül ebben az évben a legtöbben arra a javaslatra adták le voksukat, amely szerint egy az európai politikával foglalkozó kötelező tantárgy segítségével kellene elérni, hogy a polgárok tájékozottabban szavazzanak.

21/03/2019
Plenary session March 2019 - day 22 - bilateral meeting - presidents Jahier and Bernasconi
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17/2019

The future of Europe was high on the agenda of the EESC March plenary, which hosted a debate with Patrick Bernasconi, president of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council. Luca Jahier, president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), reaffirmed that civil society had a vital role to play in the European project.

20/03/2019
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15/2019

With many legal and technical barriers still in place across the EU, not a single Member State has ensured that elections are accessible to all, an EESC report finds

On 20 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) issued an information report presenting the full state of play when it comes to the right of persons with disabilities to vote in the European Parliament elections.

20/03/2019
Peace signpost
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14/2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted in its March plenary session on 20 March, an opinion proposing an EU-led global peace-building strategy which includes the creation of the WhiteDoveWay, a path of peace from Northern Ireland to Nicosia, to promote dialogue, reconciliation and conflict prevention following in the initial footsteps of the sixth century Irish pilgrim Columbanus.

14/03/2019
Jane Morrice at a EESC plenary session
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13/2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted in its February plenary session an opinion supporting the continuation of the European Peace and Reconciliation Programme (PEACE) in Northern Ireland after the UK's withdrawal from the EU. This continued support is considered as "crucial" given the sensitivity of the debate on the UK/Ireland border in the context of the Brexit negotiations.  

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