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60th anniversary of the EESC

Commemorative session

Commemorative session for the 60th anniversary of the EESC.

The European Economic and Social Committee celebrated its 60th anniversary on 24 May with a debate on the future of Europe with Luca Jahier, president of the EESC, followed by a debate with Ramón Valcarcel Siso, vice-president of the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, president of the European Committee of the Regions.

Herman Van Rompuy, former president of the European Council, gave an inspirational speech.