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The 25th anniversary of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement, in force since 1994, was the main topic of the EEA Consultative Committee meeting that took place on 23 and 24 May. This committee, which represents employers, workers and other civil society players of EEA member states, insisted on the importance of completing the internal market and taking into account its social dimension.

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On 10 May, candidates from the main parties running for the European Parliament (EP) elections took part in a round table debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Madrid. They were in favour of initiating a reform of the EU institutions with the aim, amongst other things, of enabling organised civil society to play a greater role in the building of Europe.

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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is starting to take stock of progress made so far in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights ("the Social Pillar"), a tool for social policy proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission at the Gothenburg Summit in November 2017.

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En obligatorisk kursplan om EU-politik för att öka medborgarnas kunskaper innan de röstar var det förslag som fick flest röster i 2019 års upplaga av ”Ditt Europa, din mening”, ett ungdomsevenemang som anordnades av Europeiska ekonomiska och sociala kommittén (EESK) den 21–22 mars 2019. Detta initiativ och tre andra utvalda förslag, inriktade på användning av ny teknik och sociala medier för att öka deltagandet i valet till Europaparlamentet, kommer att översändas till Europaparlamentet för övervägande.