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24/06/2016

"The European project, which was born after the Second World War to reconcile people and transform the historical rivalries between the countries of Europe in an ever closer union, is now being challenged. Never before has the European idea been so threatened. The integration process has never seemed so reversible. Europe has never seemed so distant from the concerns of its citizens."

24/06/2016

It is with my deepest personal regret that we woke this morning to the news that the United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union. Democracy has spoken, but the consequences will be of the scale of a nuclear explosion, rippling through the national, European and global arenas.

24/06/2016

It is with my deepest personal regret that we woke this morning to the news that the United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union. Democracy has spoken, but the consequences will be of the scale of a nuclear explosion, rippling through the national, European and global arenas.

24/06/2016
 
The British people have decided to leave the European Union. The EESC Workers' Group deeply regrets this decision but respects the democratic vote.
 

 

23/06/2016

On 23 June the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Georges Dassis held a meeting with António Vitorino, President of the Jacques Delors Institute, Notre Europe, and former Commissioner for Justice and Internal Affairs.

23/06/2016

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organized a seminar in Brussels this week entitled: "Do we need an Energy chapter in the TTIP?" as one of the initiatives integrated in the monitoring work of the Transatlantic Relations Follow-Up Committee, chaired by its President, Mr. Jacek Krawczyk, also President of the EESC Employers' Group.

The main objective of the seminar was to assess together with other civil society stakeholders the need to include in the negotiations a chapter on energy and raw materials, subject which is still not prominently discussed in the talks for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) after already three year of negotiations.

22/06/2016

On 21st June 2016 the European Economic and Social Committee, in cooperation with the United Nations, the International Organization for Migration and the Italian cultural institute in Brussels, organised the screening of 'Fire at Sea' ('Fuocoammare'), the award winning film-documentary set on the island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis.

22/06/2016

The latest issue of the newsletter of the Association of former EESC members is online. 28 pages full of information and ideas, including Luca Jahier's reflections on Brexit, an exclusive interview with the Slovak RP, a simulation game to publicise the EESC's activities and the recollection of a visit paid by EESC members to King Baudouin...

22/06/2016

On 21 June, the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) met Jean-Claude Juncker at the Greek Economic and Social Council (OKE), in the course of the European Commission president's visit to Athens. The Commissioner for migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and OKE president George Vernicos were also present. Speaking at thThe OKE extraordinary plenary session gave the two presidents an opportunity to state their positions on the major challenges facing Europe, and Greece in particular, with a special focus on the reforms in Greece and on development of the welfare state and social dialogue.

21/06/2016

The European Union is home to world-class scientific research. Researchers from all over the world come to Europe to benefit from its border-free network of cooperation. They are attracted by the excellent research infrastructure containing world-class instruments funded jointly by Member States and the EU. All this is made possible as a result of cooperation within the European Research Programmes (Framework Programmes, Horizon 2020). The UK plays a major role within this European Research Area, keeping British research at the cutting edge. We want this success story to continue and we worry that Brexit would lead to a harsh disruption of this success story.

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