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25/07/2018
Statement by
Luca Jahier, President of the EESC, and Isabel Aguilar Caño, Vice-President for Communication
Organisation: 
EESC

On behalf of the Members of the European Economic and Social Committee we would like to assure the people of Greece of our full solidarity.
Our deep thoughts go to the victims and the families who are mourning their losses in that tragedy.
We strongly call on the European Union to implement all possible mechanisms to support the Greek government in responding to this natural disaster.

29/06/2018
Statement by
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Today’s early-morning agreement of the European Council on migration is a step forward to build a stronger future of Europe. We have avoided the worse, now it’s time to walk the walk. Despite a very tense debate on migration, EU leaders put on the same level not only the effective control of EU’s external borders, but also an "increased external action and the internal aspects, in line with our principles and values.”

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EU leaders proved that Europe is part of the solution, not the problem

26/06/2018
Speaker
Luca Jahier, EESC President

Social justice is an aspiration common to people of all faiths and value-based philosophies. Helping the poor and needy is a moral – if not also economic and social- imperative that we all share. If there is no solidarity, there is no social cohesion and thus no competitiveness.

The European Economic and Social Committee has been calling for an improved social dimension for a long time, and welcomed the Proclamation of a European Pillar of Social Rights as a first step.

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The European Social Pillar is the real test for a Europe that protects

20/06/2018
Speaker
Ignacio Velo
Organisation: 
Ilunion, Spain

Intervention on the occasion of the public hearing "Persons with disabilities as a human capital: their contribution to the economy and society" organised in Brussels on 20 June 2018.

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Persons with disabilities as a human capital

20/06/2018
Speaker
Dirk Rombaut
Organisation: 
Passwerk

Intervention on the occasion of the public hearing "Persons with disabilities as a human capital: their contribution to the economy and society" organised in Brussels on 20 June 2018.

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