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A resilient, sustainable and inclusive Europe is only possible if organised civil society is systematically involved in both national recovery plans and the Commission's new REPowerEU strategy. During its annual conference in June, the European Semester Group (ESG) renewed its call for a regulation or directive to ensure civil society participation, and proposed a permanent and common investment financing mechanism to enhance crisis preparedness and response capacity.

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On 24 May in Sarajevo, the EESC's Western Balkans Follow-up Committee held its yearly external meeting - for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic - to meet with civil society organisations (CSOs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and discuss their role and concerns regarding the current situation. The conclusions will be conveyed to the country's political authorities and to the EU institutions.


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No 25/2022

The European Economic and Social Committee is calling on the European Commission to carry out more targeted impact assessments of its proposals for new EU budget funding sources to repay NextGenerationEU debt. The EESC generally agrees with the proposed EU "own resources" revenues for the budget. However, they need to be stable and fair – and should not burden households or businesses.

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The EU's full range of competition policy tools - merger, antitrust and State aid control rules - and even its most basic concepts, such as market share, relevant markets and level-playing field, should be overhauled to serve the Union's climate and digital ambitions and the goal of resilience, which will require massive investment. Two new EESC opinions explain how this overhaul should be done.

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Il Comitato economico e sociale europeo (CESE) dà il suo pieno sostegno all'iniziativa REPowerEU della Commissione e ribadisce che la sicurezza energetica deve essere accompagnata da misure urgenti volte a proteggere gli utenti vulnerabili, accelerare la decarbonizzazione e diversificare le fonti energetiche. Servono inoltre interventi per ridurre la domanda di gas russo, che ha determinato un aumento significativo dei prezzi dell'energia.

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Alla riunione dell‘Ufficio di presidenza del Comitato economico e sociale europeo (CESE) svoltasi a Praga, il ministro ceco agli Affari europei Mikuláš Bek ha presentato le priorità della prossima presidenza ceca dell'UE. Il ministro ha inoltre partecipato assieme ai membri del CESE a un seminario sull'energia sostenibile e a prezzi accessibili per l'UE.