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23/09/2016

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was warmly welcomed to the EESC Plenary by Georges Dassis, President of the EESC, who underlined the strong support of the Committee and its members to Commission President Juncker and emphasized the need for the European Union to be close to its citizens, for citizens and for more solidarity in Europe.

23/09/2016

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was warmly welcomed to the EESC Plenary by Georges Dassis, President of the EESC, who underlined the strong support of the Committee and its members to Commission President Juncker and emphasized the need for the European Union to be close to its citizens, for citizens and for more solidarity in Europe.

21/09/2016

With discussions for TTIP now at a critical point, the EESC has published a new opinion, ‘The position of the EESC on specific key issues of the TTIP negotiations’. The own-initiative opinion assesses some key issues of the negotiations and identifies the main considerations for European civil society. This new ...

21/09/2016

The Slovak Presidency has asked the EESC to give its opinion on a "future proof legislation" that promotes better regulation while at the same time improving the competitiveness of European economy.

21/09/2016

On 12 September 2016, and after a few years of absence, the EESC has again welcomed some VIP guests, or Very Important Pollinators. Two beehives have benn installed on the 7th floor of the JDE building. This initiative aims to raise awareness about the possibilities of urban beehives, and more globally, the vital importance to our planet of bees and pollinators and the need to halt their dramatic decline in recent years. In addition, any honey produced will be used for tastings by staff and visitors as well as gifts whenever appropriate.

16/09/2016

At the invitation of Greece's labour minister, Georgios Katrougkalos, the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Georges Dassis, will be attending an international conference being held by the Greek Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity at Athens' Zappeion Hall on 16 and 17 September. The conference title is: Collective bargaining in the European social model and the future of work.

15/09/2016
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The European Economic and Social Committee Members are organising a series of debates with representatives of civil society on the European Pillar of Social Rights. 

The national debates  with organised civil society are taking place across Europe between September and October 2016. The debates aim to provide a platform to exchange and gather views on the most urgent social and economic challenges at national and European level, and how a European Pillar of Social Rights could contribute to addressing these.

15/09/2016

Transition to a circular economy is a must if we are to protect our planet, but also if we are to increase the competitiveness of European industry. This is a long-term process that will require numerous initiatives at European, national and regional level. Companies see the circular economy as an opportunity. "Going green" is beneficial not only for the environment, but also for businesses, providing real savings in terms of raw materials, water and energy. Apart from its environmental and economic benefits, the circular economy also has social advantages, providing new jobs and new business models.

30/08/2016

On Tuesday 30 August, Georges Dassis, president of the European Economic and Social Committee, received Dr Ian Borg, Parliamentary Secretary for the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union and European funds, at the Committee building. Dr Borg was accompanied by H.E. Marlene Bonnici, Permanent Representative of Malta to the European Union.

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