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08/02/2017

LEERLINGEN VAN DE RSG BROKLEDE SCHOOL VERTEGENWOORDIGEN DE JEUGD VAN NEDERLAND TIJDENS INSPRAAKDEBAT OVER DE TOEKOMST VAN EUROPA

Op 8 februari zullen leerlingen van de RSG Broklede uit Breukelen bezoek krijgen van heer Martin Siecker lid van het Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité, die hen zal helpen om het evenement "Your Europe, Your Say" (YEYS) voor te bereiden. YEYS is een Europese jeugdassemblee bestaande uit leerlingen van 33 scholen (uit EU-landen en kandidaat-lidstaten) die op 30 en 31 maart 2017 in het EESC-gebouw in Brussel zullen debatteren over de toekomst van Europa.

 

 

08/02/2017

On 10 February 2017, the EESC TEN section examines the results of the EESC Projects "Smart Islands" and "smart cities". Representatives of the six visited islands (île d'Yeu-FR, Mallorca-ES, Favignana-IT, Kythnos-EL, Samsø-DK and Saaremaa-ET) and cities (Vilnius, Eindhoven, Genova, La Rochelle, Malaga and Lisbon) will  contribute to the discussion, informing EESC Members on the state of play of innovative projects in the field of energy, information and communication technologies (ICT), environment and transport.

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08/02/2017

A delegation from the ESC in the Castile and Leon region – led by its president, Germán Barrios, and made up of regional representatives from the CCOO and UGT trade unions – met with the EESC President, Georges Dassis, who was accompanied by Isabel Caño Aguilar, a member of the Workers' Group, to inform him of the problems facing the region that had been caused by companies moving away.

08/02/2017

The event focused on analyzing the information barriers that SMEs face when searching for funds, especially in the case of bank loans, on possible solutions and on support and advisory structures.

07/02/2017

On 7th February, as we mark the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty, the European Economic and Social Committee turns to political leaders, the European civil society organisations which we represent, and all European citizens, with a call: the call for social and economic solidarity, which is urgently needed across Europe. 25 years ago, Europe was in turmoil: the aftermath of the Cold War; the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany; the path of Eastern European countries to democracy, all shaped the zeitgeist. Yet, on this momentous day in 1992, the 12 nations of the European Communities signed this European Treaty, thus creating the European Union as we know it and its greatest achievement, the single currency. Today, the geo-political landscape ...

07/02/2017

The event brought together the European Commission, represented by Didier Millerot (Head of Unit in DG FISMA), MEPs Jeppe Kofod (co-rapporteur on the PANA Inquiry Committee), Bernd Lucke (ECON rapporteur on Covered Bonds), and Olle Ludvigsson (ECON), and stakeholders' representatives to discuss how covered bonds can help microfinance and boost innovation. The EESC was represented by Ms Milena Angelova, rapporteur for the opinion on "EU Regulatory Framework for Financial Services".

01/02/2017

On 1 February 2017, professors Jörg Bibow and Heiner Flassbeck presented a study on austerity and wage reduction at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU. EESC member Javier Doz Orrit also attended the debate in the framework of his consultative activities as rapporteur for the EESC opinion on the "Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area".

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