During his visit to Lithuania on April 21st and 22nd, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Georges Dassis, focused on issues of labour mobility, the posting of workers as well as the social aspects of the single market.
The Aviation Strategy should create a better climate for investment, in order to encourage EU investors. This will make the sector more competitive and boost its overall in the economy and consequently promote growth and jobs. The strategy can only succeed if it enjoys broad and strong support from ALL parts of the aviation value network. These are the main conclusions to emerge from the public hearing entitled "Delivering the EU Aviation Strategy – getting stakeholders on board", held in Brussels on 22 April 2016.
Debate with Commissioner Hill in the EESC ECO Section: putting the focus on supporting investment, jobs and growth in Europe
On 21 April, the enlarged presidency of the Workers’ Group and British trade unions met in London to discuss the UK referendum.
On 21 April, the enlarged presidency of the European Economic and Social Committee’s Workers Group will meet British trade unions in London to discuss the UK’s EU referendum and its impact on workers.
On 20 April the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Georges Dassis, will attend the international conference "Human flows and the word we share: Can Europe tackle the Refugee and Migrant Issue?"
At the end of his official two-day visit to Tunisia, Georges Dassis, EESC president, signed an agreement consolidating the links between European and Tunisian civil society with Quartet representatives Mr Noureddine Taboubi, UGTT deputy secretary-general, Mr Slim Ghorbel, UTICA vice-president, LTDH vice-president Mr Ahmed Galai and ONAT head Mr Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoud.
On 7 April the President of EESC, Georges Dassis met with Maria João Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur on the European Semester for economic policy coordination.
The transport sector is vital to the EU’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and meet greenhouse gas emissions targets, which have been revised following the recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21). But transport is also fundamental for the EU's economy and people's welfare. The EESC is working to help Europe navigate towards a greener future.
Since the peak of the migration flow in 2015, the European Union has had to focus on operational and urgent responses to immediate challenges. However, a solid long-term migration policy needs to be developed to manage and accompany migration, as stated in the European Agenda on Migration.