This is the last plenary I have the honour to address as President of the EESC. Two and a half years ago, in April 2018, I invited you to dream with me of a re-energised Europe and to work together for a second European Renaissance! I called for a strong civic engagement for our sustainable European future.
The European Economic and Social Committee welcomes the signature of the bilateral agreement between the EU and China to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GIs) in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the EU. This is a first step towards a more fair and balanced relationship between the two global partners.
Requested by Politico to comment assertions made by Jacek Krawczyk in an interview published today (11 Septemer 2020), I sent the journalist the following statement: I do not intend to go into detail once again on matters that have been repeatedly raised and answered over the past 9 months.
I am deeply shocked by the blaze that devastated the Moria refugee camp. I am relieved that no causalities happened, but the fire put at risk the lives of thousands of people: refugees, migrants and staff.
The very serious statement issued yesterday (8 September) by the UK government on its decision to renege on the Withdrawal agreement is unacceptable.