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25/02/2021
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10/2021

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted a resolution pointing out that organised civil society organisations can offer an invaluable contribution to the national recovery and resilience plans and must have a voice in this process.

15/02/2021
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8/2021

23 projects from the EU and the UK have received the award for their outstanding contribution to fighting COVID-19 and its disastrous consequences.

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) announced the laureates of its Civil Solidarity Prize, launched in 2020 as a one-off award with the theme "Civil Society against COVID-19".

28/01/2021
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5/2021

For the first time after the signature of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement Michel Barnier, Head of the European Commission Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom, expressed publicly his views on the text during a debate at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) January plenary session. "This agreement starts a new era of our relationship with the UK, but we will have to face together a number of issues in the future", said Barnier.

28/01/2021
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4/2021

Portugal's Prime Minister, António Costa, participated in the European Economic and Social Committee's plenary session on 27 January to present the priorities of the Portuguese presidency of the EU. Portugal has pushed the social agenda up to the top of its presidency's programme and asked the EESC to provide its expertise on seven key opinions for the EU's future.

28/01/2021
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3/2021

More clarity, greater financial transparency, strict rules on harassment and stronger sanctions for non-compliance. On 28 January 2021, the members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) voted for major changes to their Code of Conduct. This is the first milestone in the reform of the Committee that the new EESC leadership is undertaking.

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