Press releases

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    37/2022

    The July plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate with Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský to discuss the priorities of the Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union for the second semester of 2022.

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    36/2022

    At the July plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), its president Christa Schweng and the newly elected president of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) Vasco Alves Cordeiro discussed renewed prospects for joint action and cooperation between the two committees.

     

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    35/2022

    At its July plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) debated the Commission's draft directive to tackle gender-based violence and gender equality in presence of Cristina Fabre of the European Institute for Gender Equality. The Committee adopted two opinions with recommendations for making the legislation more effective in combatting such an issue of epidemic proportions and demanded for its inclusion in the list of EU crimes.

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    34/2022

    Augsta līmeņa konferencē, ko Rīgā rīkoja Eiropas Ekonomikas un sociālo lietu komiteja (EESK), tika paustas bažas par cenas ziņā pieejamu mājokļu krīzi un izskanēja brīdinājumi, ka Eiropas Savienībai ir pienācis laiks rīkoties, lai Eiropas iedzīvotājiem būtu iespēja apmierināt šo pamatvajadzību, kas tagad ir pakļauta vēl lielākam riskam saistībā ar enerģijas cenu kāpumu un Ukrainā notiekošo karu.

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    33/2022

    At the June plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee, EESC president Christa Schweng and European Commission vice-president Dubravka Šuica agreed that, after a year of debate on the future of the EU, it was now vital to provide Europe's people with specific follow-up measures.

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    32/2022

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), just a week ahead of the EU Council Summit, adopted its second Resolution on Ukraine, strongly supporting the country's unconditional candidate status to the EU. The European civil society will be working hand in hand with Ukraine for Ukraine on the reconstruction of the country delivering a stronger, greener, more resilient and sustainable European partner.

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    31/2022

    With the Declaration of Digital Rights and Principles and the Data Act, the EU is taking two more steps towards the creation of a digital space that puts people at its centre, a debate at the EESC's June plenary highlighted.

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    30/2022

    Key industrial sectors in Europe made the case for a more data-driven and future-oriented response to overcome the disruption arising from Covid, Russian aggression, the energy and climate crises, and industrial and social transformation.

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    29/2022

    Creating a better future for young people and helping Ukrainian war victims are the two themes of this year's EESC Civil Society Prize

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    28/2022

    A resilient, sustainable and inclusive Europe is only possible if organised civil society is systematically involved in both national recovery plans and the Commission's new REPowerEU strategy. During its annual conference in June, the European Semester Group (ESG) renewed its call for a regulation or directive to ensure civil society participation, and proposed a permanent and common investment financing mechanism to enhance crisis preparedness and response capacity.