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15/06/2019

The European Semester should be based on the principles of partnership and multilevel governance modelled on the partnership agreements existing in cohesion policy, as this bottom-up approach will contribute to more clarity, legitimacy and ownership at implementing level. This was one of the main messages of a hearing recently held by the European Economic and Social Committee.

12/06/2019

The EU-Montenegro Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) held a meeting in Podgorica on June 7 to discuss the state of play in Montenegro's EU accession negotiations. The members of the JCC agreed on a joint declaration, which calls on the EU institutions to continue to be supportive of the EU enlargement policy after the European elections in May 2019 and on the Montenegrin authorities to produce tangible results in the areas of rule of law, media freedom, fight against organised crime and corruption.

07/06/2019

Change management, better communication on scientific evidence and, above all, civil engagement are key factors for the development and implementation of new indicators to measure people's well-being and societies' progress. This was the main message of a public debate that was held on 4 June by the European Economic and Social Committee and its Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion.   

28/05/2019

EESC calls for better protection of workers in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

The creation of healthy and energy efficient homes and work places, as foreseen in the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), should be achieved by creating synergies with the removal of harmful substances during energy renovation, says the EESC in its opinion on Working with Asbestos in Energy Renovation, which it adopted at its May plenary.

24/05/2019

Neraugoties uz dzimumu līdztiesības jomā kopumā panākto progresu, līdzšinējā tempā paies vairāk nekā gadsimts, līdz sievietes Eiropā būs kļuvušas līdztiesīgas vīriešiem, uzskata EESK.

Eiropas Ekonomikas un sociālo lietu komiteja (EESK) mudina Eiropas Savienību un dalībvalstis izvirzīt dzimumu līdztiesības jautājumu par vienu no galvenajām savas politikas prioritātēm, bažīdamās, ka nesenie uzbrukumi sieviešu tiesībām Eiropā varētu nopietni apdraudēt progresu ceļā uz vīriešu un sieviešu līdztiesību.

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