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27/09/2019
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41/2019

Cooperation and partnership between governments and civil society will be crucial for completing ambitious reforms needed for the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union. Taking into account economic, social and environmental aspects is equally important for strengthening the social role of the European semester, concluded a high-level panel of top EU officials and experts at the plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

26/09/2019
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40/2019

At the September plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, took stock of the ground covered during her term and gave her insight into the challenges facing the European public administration and how they should be addressed, while the EESC president, Luca Jahier, stressed the need for people‑oriented EU instit

25/09/2019
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39/2019

The September plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate during which the Committee's president, Luca Jahier, reiterated his priorities for the future of Europe and the European Parliament vice-president, Klára Dobrev, presented the Parliament's focus for the 2019-2024 legislature.

29/08/2019
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37/2019

Data finali għall-applikazzjonijiet: 6 ta’ Settembru

Il-Kumitat Ekonomiku u Soċjali Ewropew qed jistieden lill-organizzazzjonijiet tas-soċjetà ċivili u lill-individwi madwar l-Unjoni Ewropea biex japplikaw għall-Premju għas-Soċjetà Ċivili prominenti tiegħu. Din is-sena, qed jonora inizjattivi li jiġġieldu kontra l-isterjotipi tal-ġeneri billi jippromovu l-opportunitajiet indaqs għan-nisa u l-irġiel u t-trattament ugwali tagħhom fl-isferi kollha tal-ħajja ekonomika u soċjali.

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.

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