In a debate at the EESC plenary session on 25 March, the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People, Valdis Dombrovskis said that most of the national recovery and resilience plans (RRPs) are still at an early stage and that "there is still a lot of work to do before the plans are mature enough". He also stressed that trade policy has a key role to play in getting the EU economy back on track.
At its March plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate with Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, to discuss the state of play of the accession of the Western Balkan partners. EESC members showed their convincement that integrating the Western Balkan partners in the EU is a geostrategic investment in peace and economic growth.
In a plenary session debate with the Commissioner for Equality, the EESC welcomed the new EU Disability Rights Strategy for the next decade, describing it as a key moment for the rights of persons with disabilities. Its implementation is even more important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which is taking its heaviest toll on Europe's most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities.
Studenti di scuola superiore provenienti da tutta Europa hanno preso parte a un vertice europeo virtuale della gioventù sul clima organizzato dal Comitato economico e sociale europeo (CESE) il 18 e 19 marzo 2021, al termine del quale hanno presentato al vicepresidente esecutivo della Commissione europea Frans Timmermans una serie di proposte concrete.
Il Procuratore nazionale antimafia italiano Federico Cafiero De Raho ha invocato la necessità per l'Europa di agire come un unico paese contro la criminalità organizzata, con sistemi di monitoraggio elevati e risposte giudiziarie immediate. Nella conferenza online organizzata dal CESE si è parlato della capacità delle mafie di infiltrarsi nell'economia legale, rappresentando una minaccia ancora più pericolosa in tempi di pandemia.
Reconstruction after the pandemic must be an opportunity to rebuild Europe on a new foundation of democratic participation. It would be a huge mistake if the fate and future of so many were to be decided by so few, the EESC 2021 Civil Society Days heard.
The projects which took home the prize are just a snapshot of the immense efforts undertaken by countless civil society organisations, companies and individuals on the ground, demonstrating that without them the price paid for the pandemic would be much higher
Il Comitato economico e sociale europeo (CESE) ha adottato una risoluzione in cui sottolinea che le organizzazioni della società
The forthcoming Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is a sign of new thinking at EU level, bringing citizens right into the heart of policy-making with concrete power to drive systematic change, said Commission Vice-President Dubravka Šuica at the EESC Plenary.
23 projects from the EU and the UK have received the award for their outstanding contribution to fighting COVID-19 and its disastrous consequences.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) announced the laureates of its Civil Solidarity Prize, launched in 2020 as a one-off award with the theme "Civil Society against COVID-19".