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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) addresses the state of play of the Energy Union and the national energy and climate plans, warning that the 2050 EU energy and climate objectives can only be reached with a change of pace in the transition and that citizens must really be put at the heart of the process.

  • 24 March, 2.45 p.m. The EESC will debate with Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality, the newly proposed EU strategy for the rights of persons with disabilities ...
  • 24 March, 4.00 p.m. Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, will hear the EESC's proposals on how the EU can provide a credible EU perspective for the Western Balkans ...

    At the online debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), stakeholders from the audiovisual industry debated Europe's future media market, stressing how crucial the involvement of grassroots organisations is.


    Statement by EESC President Christa Schweng
    I welcome today's signature of the joint declaration between the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council that sets out the Conference on the Future of Europe. The European Economic and Social Committee is looking forward to actively contributing to the debate, being invited as an observer.

    Read the full statement here


    We are looking forward to working on the European Commission's three major initiatives: a Communication on "the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan", a Proposal for a Directive to "strengthen the application of the principle of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value between men and women through pay transparency and enforcement mechanisms" as well as on "the Strategy for the rights of persons with disabilities 2021 – 2030".