The fight against climate change and the promotion of sustainable energy were high on the agenda at the June plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). At the end of the mandate of the current European Commission, Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President responsible for the Energy Union and EESC President, Luca Jahier engaged in a fruitful discussion on the future of Europe and took a firm stand: citizens must continue to be involved and consulted in the decisions on the transition to a carbon-neutral society.
On the eve of key decisions which will shape the Union's new leadership and strategic agenda for the next five years, the national Economic and Social Councils and the European Economic and Social Council met in Rome on 13-14 June ...read more
European citizens should be both vigilant and engaged
At a crucial time in Europe and in the world, Sustainable Democracy in Europe was this year's topic at the Civil Society Days, organised by the Liaison Group at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 12 and 13 June 2019.
Kā secināts Eiropas Ekonomikas un sociālo lietu komitejas nesen pasūtītā pētījumā, pārrobežu pakalpojumi rada jaunas darbvietas un stimulē ekonomikas izaugsmi. Tie labvēlīgi ietekmē visas ES valstis un dažāda veida darbvietas — gan darbaspēka, gan zināšanu ietilpīgs. Dokuments apliecina, ka, izvairoties no stingra regulējuma pārrobežu pakalpojumu jomā, iekšējais tirgus labvēlīgi ietekmē ES ekonomiku. Pārrobežu pakalpojumu daļas samazināšanās par 1 % ES ekonomikai izmaksātu 8 miljardus eiro.
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.
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.
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.
EESC debate on growing antisemitism
EESC members demonstrated their unanimity in the fight against growing antisemitism in Europe. Read more ..
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, declared at the May plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) that "the Commission has been pushing for digital taxation because we need a global solution; it's unacceptable that some companies pay taxes and others don't". Read more..
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.