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08/07/2021
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35/2021

Joint press release by the EESC president Christa Schweng and the Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs Anže Logar - The European Economic and Social Committee welcomes the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council and declares that it will cooperate closely with Ljubljana to help turn them into a reality. During the July plenary session, the EESC members had the opportunity to discuss the priorities with the Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs Anže Logar.

19/06/2021
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33 / 2021

The involvement of organised civil society and the EESC is crucial in ensuring the broad participation of citizens in the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), highlighted Christa Schweng, president of the European Economic and Social Committee, at the inaugural Conference Plenary in Strasbourg on 19 June. Ms Schweng took part in the plenary along with a delegation of 18 EESC members.

11/06/2021
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30/2021

In a debate on European values with European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders, held at its plenary session on 10 June, the EESC asked for civil society organisations and citizens to be more heavily and more actively involved in standing up for democracy and the rule of law in the EU, which have taken a turn for the worse across Member States

03/06/2021
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27/2021

La 10a edizione della Giornata dell'ICE, dedicata all'iniziativa dei cittadini europei, si è svolta in via eccezionale online e nell'arco di due giorni. La Presidente del CESE Christa Schweng, la vicepresidente della Commissione europea Věra Jourová e il vicepresidente del Parlamento europeo Pedro Silva Pereira hanno partecipato alla sessione di apertura, valutando la situazione di questo strumento unico di democrazia partecipativa.

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