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17/08/2018

The EESC is preparing several opinions on the cohesion package and will organise a public hearing on "Regional Development and Cohesion Policy – Cohesion Policy for the Period 2021-2027" bringing together officials, experts and civil society representatives to engage in the necessary consensus-building on the way ahead for our cohesion policy, which would also serve as an input to the EU leaders' decisions expected in the coming years.

26/07/2018

The Committee also calls for measures to discourage disproportionate water use

The EESC believes that an updated Drinking Water Directive – following the Right2Water citizen initiative - should be based on the WHO guidelines. In its opinion Drinking water directive the Committee also calls for a stop to water privatisation and wants to see measures that motivate citizens to make a mindful use of this finite resource. The potential problems of the mineral water industry should also be anticipated, says the EESC.

24/07/2018

La società civile dovrebbe essere coinvolta a pieno titolo e impegnata in larga misura nella definizione di una strategia dell'UE per lo sviluppo sostenibile, e va inoltre responsabilizzata affinché ricopra un ruolo attivo, a tutti i livelli di intervento, nel controllo e nell'attuazione dell'Agenda 2030 delle Nazioni Unite. Queste le raccomandazioni principali formulate a nome del Comitato economico e sociale europeo (CESE) dai membri Peter Schmidt, Brenda King e Lutz Ribbe in occasione della loro partecipazione al Forum politico annuale di alto livello delle Nazioni Unite sullo sviluppo sostenibile, che si è tenuto a New York dal 16 al 18 luglio 2018.

20/07/2018

The Civil Society JCC also focused on the situation of media and civil society

Members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and representatives of Montenegro's civil society held the Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) for the 11th time in Podgorica, on 17 July. The JCC discussed the state of play and the work ahead in Montenegro's EU accession negotiations and adopted a joint declaration.

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