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21/06/2021

On 17 June, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) held a spirited debate examining the views of organised civil society following the publication of the European Commission's Update to the New Industrial Strategy. The debate, which is the first in a series of joint activities by EESC sections on the topic, questioned whether the updated strategy contains sufficient elements to enhance EU industry's resilience and strategic autonomy.

18/06/2021
Sustainable food Systems

On World Sustainable Gastronomy Day, the EESC stresses the importance of setting the sustainability bar high on how the world should aspire to feed itself in the coming decades. It is critical to take into account where ingredients come from, how food is grown and how it gets from farms to our forks, and to carry out the urgent transformations needed to achieve more sustainable food systems. All citizens and stakeholders across all food chains, in the EU and elsewhere, should benefit from a just and inclusive transition, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn.

15/06/2021

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls for ambitious economic objectives to be set to strengthen the euro. This has become even more important given the pace of change in the global economy and the EU's current position in terms of innovation, competitiveness and fostering an investment-friendly regulatory environment.

09/06/2021

Thanks to their bold ambition to ensure a life free of any discrimination and intimidation for each and every child and to break down the cycle of disadvantage across generations, the EU's two new comprehensive initiatives on children's rights have been receiving positive reactions. However, there are concerns as to whether their implementation in the Member States will go as smoothly as hoped, an EESC hearing has found

09/06/2021

The EESC's Transatlantic Relations Follow-up Committee met just days ahead of the high‑level EU-US summit, marking the importance of civil society's transatlantic dialogue. Amongst a wide range of subjects to work together on, the meeting put special emphasis on issues of climate change and trade. 

09/06/2021

Radicata nella Convenzione delle Nazioni Unite sui diritti delle persone con disabilità (CRPD), che è stata il primo trattato internazionale ad adottare un approccio alla disabilità basato sui diritti umani, la strategia dell'UE sulla disabilità per il prossimo decennio è un documento promettente con molte proposte lodevoli e solo alcune carenze. Tuttavia, affinché la strategia possa tener fede alla promessa di porre fine alla discriminazione nei confronti degli 87 milioni di persone con disabilità in Europa, per la sua attuazione saranno necessari una forte volontà politica e risorse adeguate.

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