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  • Adopted on 29/10/2020 - Bureau decision date: 15/09/2020
    EESC opinion: VAT - Identification of taxable persons in Northern Ireland
  • Adopted on 15/05/2019
    Workers - GR II

    The objective of the opinion, requested by the Romanian Presidency, is to explore which measures and initiatives should be taken at EU and national level in order to promote organised philanthropy and eliminate barriers within the internal market that are hindering the realisation of its full potential, so as to maximize its contribution to EU values, such as cohesion, social justice and European Policies, and to the competitiveness of the European economy.
    The opinion is expected to feed into the Romanian presidency programme and into the political priorities for the new Commission.

    EESC opinion: European Philanthropy: an untapped potential (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Romanian Presidency)
  • Healthcare must be people-centred and valued as a social investment, not a 'cost', concluded a conference organised by the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the EESC at the House of Europe in Stockholm on 25 May 2023. For this to happen it is necessary to change mindsets socially, economically and politically. Building on cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic, EU Member States need to join forces to build resilient and sustainable health and care systems that leave no one behind and value the work of care workers, civil society organisations and volunteers.

  • Inaugural speech at the conference 'Health, Care and Prosperity after Covid-19: Swedish and European Perspectives', Stockholm, 25 May 2023

  • Academia, local civil society organisations, representatives of regional and national authorities and members of the European Economic and Social Committee met at a conference in Dolni Vítkovice, a former industrial area for coal mining and steel production in Ostrava, on 11 October 2022. The conference on Reinventing the Moravian-Silesian Region in search of a socially just transition was organised by the EESC's Civil Society Organisations' Group as part of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.

  • Plenary debate with Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

  • EESC plenary debate with Clément BEAUNE, French Secretary of State for European Affairs, 19 January 2022

  • May I send my best wishes to the French government, which will assume the Presidency of the Council of the EU today, on January 1st 2022. The challenges facing citizens in the Union are well documented and require ...

  • EESC plenary debate with Anže Logar, Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs

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    EESC is ready to give a helping hand to Croatian endeavours to strengthen the Union and promote a credible and merit-based EU enlargement policy.