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According to the new study commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee, cross-border services generate new jobs and economic growth. They are positive for all EU countries, for different kinds of jobs – both labour and knowledge intensive. The document proves that avoiding strict regulation in the cross-border services internal market is beneficial for the EU economy. A reduction of the share of cross-border services by 1 % would cost the EU economy around 8 billion euro.

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Jau galima teikti paraiškas 2019 m. premijai gauti

Europos ekonomikos ir socialinių reikalų komitetas (EESRK) skelbia konkursą savo 2019 m. pilietinės visuomenės premijai gauti. Šių metų tema — Daugiau moterų Europos visuomenėje ir ekonomikoje. Šia premija apdovanojamos novatoriškos iniciatyvos ir projektai, kuriais siekiama kovoti už lygias moterų ir vyrų galimybes ir vienodą požiūrį į juos visose ekonomikos ir visuomenės gyvenimo srityse.

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The 25th anniversary of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement, in force since 1994, was the main topic of the EEA Consultative Committee meeting that took place on 23 and 24 May. This committee, which represents employers, workers and other civil society players of EEA member states, insisted on the importance of completing the internal market and taking into account its social dimension.

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On 10 May, candidates from the main parties running for the European Parliament (EP) elections took part in a round table debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Madrid. They were in favour of initiating a reform of the EU institutions with the aim, amongst other things, of enabling organised civil society to play a greater role in the building of Europe.

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Young Europeans think that belonging to the EU benefits them directly and are keen to learn other languages, explore other cultures, and have friends of other EU nationalities. These are just the first results of a study on "Youngsters and the EU - Perceptions, Knowledge and Expectations", which the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Diversity Europe Group presented at a major event in Brussels on 15 May 2019.