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18/07/2019
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35/2019

The 18 July plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels played host to PR 35/2019, Finland's Minister of Social Affairs and Health, who presented the programme of the Finnish EU presidency. This includes a special focus on sustainability and the wellbeing of citizens. Minister Pekonen also listed enhancing the rule of law and EU values among its other priorities.

08/07/2019
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34/2019

Corporate taxes could the the most harmful form of taxation to economic growth. Contrary to public perception, there has been no reduction in corporate tax revenues in relation to GDP in the last 40 years. Countries that have reduced their corporate tax rates in recent years have seen increases in investment in the following years. There is no race to the bottom, rather to a middle range of some 20% corporate tax rate and revenues are stable or even increasing.

20/06/2019
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32/2019

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.

11/06/2019
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29/2019

Skont l-istudju l-ġdid ikkummissjonat mill-Kumitat Ekonomiku u Soċjali Ewropew, is-servizzi transfruntiera jiġġeneraw impjiegi ġodda u tkabbir ekonomiku. Dawn għandhom effetti pożittivi għall-pajjiżi kollha tal-UE, għal tipi differenti ta’ impjiegi kemm dawk li jirrikjedu ħafna ħaddiema kif ukoll dawk b’intensità għolja ta’ għarfien. Id-dokument juri li l-evitar ta’ regolamentazzjoni stretta fis-suq intern tas-servizzi transfruntiera huwa ta’ benefiċċju għall-ekonomija tal-UE.

04/06/2019
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28/2019

L-applikazzjonijiet għall-2019 issa huma miftuħin

Il-Kumitat Ekonomiku u Soċjali Ewropew (KESE) nieda l-Premju għas-Soċjetà Ċivili għall-2019. It-tema ta’ din is-sena hija dwar Aktar nisa fis-soċjetà u l-ekonomija tal-Ewropa, u l-premju se jonora inizjattivi u proġetti innovattivi li għandhom l-għan li jiġġieldu favur l-opportunitajiet indaqs għan-nisa u l-irġiel u t-trattament ugwali tagħhom fl-isferi kollha tal-ħajja ekonomika u soċjali.

24/05/2019
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27/2019

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.

20/05/2019
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24/2019

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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