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30/06/2016

"There is an urgent need for structural changes, political innovation and systemic change where the social economy and civil society should be at the heart of these changes, acting as catalysts, innovators and facilitators of this transformation"

29/06/2016

On 29 June the President of the European Economic and Social Committee met with Dr. Hans-Gert Poettering, former President of the European Parliament (EP) and Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung political foundation and they discussed the project of the House of European History.

29/06/2016
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Experts from politics and civil society gathered at the public hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee to discuss the current situation of prosumers in the EU and the opportunities and challenges that they are currently facing.

"Consumers, households and businesses will play an important role in the Energy Market by becoming consumers and producers at the same time", said in his keynote speech Tomasz Husak, Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska.

28/06/2016

The president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Georges Dassis, met today 28th of June, with a delegation of the Hellenic Confederation of Craftsmen and Merchants (GSEVEE) headed by their president Mr Kavvathas. During their meeting in Brussels, they had the opportunity to exchange views on the current economic and social situation of Greece.

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.

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