Due to economic, physiological and socio-cultural reasons, women may end up falling into energy poverty more easily than men. In light of recent alarming statistics, the thematic debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) urged the EU to adopt policies where gender is considered as a specific factor.
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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) points out that public transport is essential to ensure access to and continuity of basic services. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people's behaviour in terms of mobility and the EU needs a specific strategy to upgrade it and really make it environmentally and people friendly.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) debated its strategic vision on energy, highlighting the actions needed to reform the EU's energy market. It also stressed the need to guarantee security of supply and affordable prices for both consumers and industry.
Europeiska ekonomiska och sociala kommittén (EESK) intar en fast hållning i energifrågan i ett yttrande som antogs vid dess plenarsession i september: kommissionens förslag är ett steg i rätt riktning för att garantera EU:s oberoende av energi från Ryssland, men dessa nödåtgärder får inte skapa nya beroendeförhållanden eller lägga hämsko på arbetet med att så snart som möjligt uppnå klimatneutralitet.
In an opinion adopted at the September plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) says that in order to achieve the energy transition and climate goals, massive public investment is needed. It proposes skimming the windfall profits and applying a "golden rule" to finance infrastructure investment.
This event organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the University of Debrecen highlighted the crucial importance of co-creating services of general interest in the area of health and well-being, especially in light of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) flags up the opportunities of the digital revolution but also warns of threats: if implemented too quickly, digital solutions could lead to a large part of the EU population being excluded. Digital technology must not replace the role of humans but rather complement it and, at the same time, it must be inclusive and protect vulnerable groups such as older people.
In a webinar organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), participants advocated that the New European Bauhaus must serve the European people and help build a more inclusive and sustainable EU future.
At its May plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an opinion on a new urban mobility framework. The main takeaway was that in light of increasingly ambitious environmental, health and societal objectives, the EU should change approach: from ensuring seamless traffic flows to moving people and goods in a more sustainable and inclusive way.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) throws its support behind the Commission's "REPowerEU" initiative, stressing that energy security must be accompanied by urgent measures to protect vulnerable users, accelerate decarbonisation and diversify energy sources. Steps should also be taken to reduce demand for Russian gas which has brought about a significant increase in energy prices.
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