Press releases

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    To turn solidarity with Ukraine into concrete action, the EESC is joining the European Parliament's "civil society hub" initiative for Ukraine, allowing the NGO Promote Ukraine to use part of its premises at rue de Trèves 74, along with logistical equipment.

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    Vidusskolēni no visas Eiropas iesniedza Eiropas Komisijas priekšsēdētājas vietniecei Verai Jourovai (Věra Jourová), kura atbild par vērtību un pārredzamības jautājumiem, astoņus konkrētus priekšlikumus. Skolēni piedalījās virtuālajā jaunatnes pasākumā “Jūsu Eiropa, jūsu lēmumi!” (YEYS2022), kura temats bija “Patiesība par meliem. Jaunieši pret dezinformāciju”. Eiropas Ekonomikas un sociālo lietu komitejas (EESK) rīkotais pasākums notika 2022. gada 31. martā un 1. aprīlī.

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    The European Union needs not only to improve the preparedness of its health system but also to address inequalities within the Union and globally. It needs to move quickly to assess the public health action taken to date

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    This year – 2022 – the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be co-organising the first-ever EU organic awards, together with the European Commission, European Committee of the Regions (CoR), COPA-COGECA and IFOAM Organics Europe, aimed at recognising excellence and rewarding the best and most innovative players in the EU organic value chain.

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    Ņemot vērā Eiropadomes samitu, Eiropas Ekonomikas un sociālo lietu komiteja šodien pieņēma rezolūciju “Karš Ukrainā un tā ekonomiskā un sociālā ietekme”. Komitejas locekļi pauda solidaritāti ar Ukrainu un uzsvēra pilsoniskās sabiedrības lomu palīdzības sniegšanā Ukrainas iedzīvotājiem un bēgļiem.

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    In its Resolution on War in Ukraine and its economic, social and environmental impact adopted on Thursday, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) strongly condemns the ongoing unilateral aggression against Ukraine ordered by the President of the Russian Federation.

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    At the March plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussed the Commission's proposal on this new European lifestyle combining sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion and highlighted the importance of its participatory approach.

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    The Civil Society Days 2022 brought together citizens, civil society organisations and European institutions to debate and address the challenge of ensuring shared prosperity. This major challenge has never been more crucial for Europe as the impacts from the Russia-Ukraine war emerge and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt, speakers emphasised.

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    The conference on Women in the Labour Market organised by the EESC to mark International Women's Day, was held on 8 March under the shadow of the war. The participants paid tribute to the remarkable Ukrainian women for their strength, bravery and resilience. Attention was drawn to different aspects of gender equality such as the need to increase women's participation in the labour market, especially with regard to new digital and green jobs, to facilitate female entrepreneurship, to improve care services and work-life balance, and to tackle gender stereotypes and work-related harassment.

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    In a spontaneous debate initiated by the EESC President Christa Schweng during the February plenary session, the members of the European Economic and Social Committee condemned the unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. EESC members expressed their solidarity with the Ukrainian people and called for firm actions at both EU and national level in a spirit of unity in this dramatic time.