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23/02/2016

Committee calls for swift action and creativity in solving the job crisis 

In view of the worrying job situation and faltering investment in many parts of Europe, at its 17 March plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee adopted an opinion on the 2016 annual growth survey (AGS). The EESC is particularly concerned about the high level of unemployment, leaving 22.5 million people without a job. Moreover, nearly a quarter or 122 million Europeans are at risk of poverty or social exclusion – which, according to the EESC, is unacceptable and is the final wake-up call for both the Commission and European leaders.

 

19/02/2016

Συμμετοχή μαθητών από την Καβάλα στη δημόσια συζήτηση της ευρωπαϊκής νεολαίας για τη μετανάστευση

Έναρξη της προετοιμασίας στις 23 Φεβρουαρίου, με επίσκεψη της ΕΟΚΕ στο ενδιαφερόμενο σχολείο

18/02/2016

The EESC urges the EU Council to reiterate the commitment made in the Europe 2020 strategy, namely to reduce the number of people living below the poverty line by at least 20 million by 2020 and recommends that, when doing so, it take into account the Sustainable Development Goals.

18/02/2016

Seven years since the start of the crisis, the Committee expresses its concern over high unemployment, which is an issue in certain Member States in particular. The 2016 AGS contains much more in the way of social analysis, objectives and goals, but for this new approach to be effective, it should not be based on the reiteration of the policy recommendations of previous years.

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