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27/01/2021
Statement by
Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, on the occasion of their bilateral meeting

During their meeting on 27 January 2021 EESC President Christa Schweng and Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa stated that, at a time when everything was becoming a matter of urgency – vaccination, economic recovery, the climate and digital transitions, and the relaunch of the European Pillar of Social Rights – it was especially important to focus on quality delivery.

24/12/2020
Statement by
Christa Schweng, EESC President, and Jack O'Connor, President of the EESC Brexit Follow-up Group

Statement from Christa Schweng and Jack O'Connor – Congratulations to the European Union and United Kingdom negotiators for successfully concluding a most complex and difficult negotiation to deliver a Trade Agreement which is vitally important to the people of both the UK and all of Europe.

08/12/2020
Statement by
President Christa Schweng
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

In spite of the enormous challenges posed by the pandemic, European employers, workers and civil society organisations jointly urge all 27 Member States to deliver the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the EU's Resilience and Recovery fund.

01/12/2020
Statement by
President Christa Schweng
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

Recovery from the current crisis, the impasse on long term EU budget and the future of the EU were the main topics of the discussion between the president of the EESC, Christa Schweng, and the president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli. The two presidents met virtually on 1 December for the first time in the current EESC term.

27/11/2020
Statement by
President Christa Schweng
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

Long-term EU budget clinch, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and the conference on the future of Europe – these were the main topics of the discussion between the presidents of the European Council and the European Economic and Social Committee. Christa Schweng and Charles Michel met via video conference on Friday, 27 November.

18/11/2020
Maia Sandu
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Statement by Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee and Dimitris Dimitriadis, President of the External Relations Section.
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

Statement by Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee and Dimitris Dimitriadis, President of the External Relations Section. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), a body representing organised European civil society, congratulates Maia Sandu on her election as sixth president of the Republic of Moldova and as the first female president in the country's history.

09/11/2020
Statement by
President Christa Schweng
Organisation: 
European Economic and Social Committee

In my capacity as President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), I extend my sincere congratulations to Mr. Joe Biden for his election as the 46th President of the United States of America, as well as to Ms. Kamala Harris as Vice-President.

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