On 10 May, candidates from the main parties running for the European Parliament (EP) elections took part in a round table debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Madrid. They were in favour of initiating a reform of the EU institutions with the aim, amongst other things, of enabling organised civil society to play a greater role in the building of Europe.
EESC debate on growing antisemitism
EESC members demonstrated their unanimity in the fight against growing antisemitism in Europe. Read more ..
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, declared at the May plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) that "the Commission has been pushing for digital taxation because we need a global solution; it's unacceptable that some companies pay taxes and others don't". Read more..
Tinerii europeni consideră că apartenența la UE le aduce beneficii directe și doresc să învețe alte limbi, să exploreze alte culturi și să-și facă prieteni în alte țări ale UE.
The 7th edition of the Western Balkans Civil Society Forum, which took place in Tirana on 16 and 17 April, concluded with a call for the next Commission to maintain the Western Balkans enlargement policy as one of its priorities in the interest of both the region and of the EU.
The Commission has the moral obligation to react to ECIs, said First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is starting to take stock of progress made so far in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights ("the Social Pillar"), a tool for social policy proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission at the Gothenburg Summit in November 2017.
The European Union must get closer to its citizens and become the global leader in sustainable development, argues the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in a bold opinion on the future of the EU, which was adopted at its plenary session in March.
Un program obligatoriu despre politici europene, menit să-i ajute pe cetățeni să voteze în cunoștință de cauză, a fost cea mai votată propunere la ediția 2019 a manifestării „Europa ta, părerea ta!” (Your Europe, Your Say — YEYS), organizată pentru tineri de Comitetul Economic și Social European (CESE) la 21 și 22 martie 2019. Această inițiativă și alte trei propuneri selecționate, axate pe utilizarea noilor tehnologii și a platformelor de comunicare socială pentru a spori participarea la alegerile europene, vor fi trimise Parlamentului European spre examinare.
The future of Europe was high on the agenda of the EESC March plenary, which hosted a debate with Patrick Bernasconi, president of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council. Luca Jahier, president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), reaffirmed that civil society had a vital role to play in the European project.