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28/10/2016

The role of trade as a generator of growth and jobs is undeniable, but public perception of the further liberalisation of trade is getting worse and citizens' concerns must be addressed far more effectively than before. This was one of the conclusions of the conference on "Strengthening European Growth and Competitiveness: Proactive Trade Agenda – NOW!" that took place in Helsinki on 26 October.

27/10/2016

Statement of the President of the Employers' Group, Jacek P. Krawczyk concerning final agreement to sign CETA

The Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee decisively welcomes the agreement that will enable signature of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA). The employers have been strongly and systematically supporting not only CETA but also other comprehensive trade agreements (including TTIP).

27/10/2016

On 27 October 2016, the Various Interests' Group of the EESC met in Bratislava to discuss 'The Role of Civil Society in the European Energy Union: ensuring secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy'. Bringing together some 120 civil society representatives from Slovakia and the EESC, the participants were honoured by the presence of the EC Vice President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič and Vojtech Ferencz, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. Opening the conference, Luca Jahier, President of the ...

26/10/2016

The role of trade as a generator of growth and jobs is undeniable, but public perception of the further liberalisation of trade is getting worse and citizens' concerns must be addressed far more effectively than before. This was one of the conclusions of the conference on "Strengthening European Growth and Competitiveness: Proactive Trade Agenda – NOW!" that took place in Helsinki on 26 October. Jacek Krawczyk, President of the EESC Employers' Group, added: It is our responsibility to advocate for trade; we cannot take it for granted that people understand what the benefits ...

25/10/2016

Euro-Mediterranean civil society expresses its view on key policies for the region

Faced with a greater need than ever to enhance dialogue between countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region, civil society organisations answered the invitation of the European Economic and Social Committee and the Greek Economic and Social Council to discuss their role in addressing the challenges in the region.

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