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#GreenFuture – Europe has to show the way and lead by example

#GreenFuture – Europe has to show the way and lead by example

| January 24, 2020

The fight against climate change was high on the agenda of the January plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which hosted a debate on COP25 and the European Green Deal. Urgent measures need to be taken to make climate protection and sustainable development happen, and the European Union must take the […]

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Commissioner #Hahn in Stockholm, Sweden

Commissioner #Hahn in Stockholm, Sweden

| January 24, 2020

Stockholm is the next step of Commissioner Hahn’s “tour des capitales”. Commissioner Johannes Hahn (pictured), in charge of Budget and Administration, will be in Stockholm today (24 January), to discuss the next long-term EU budget. Commissioner Hahn said: “For the sake of beneficiaries, it is high time to reach a compromise!” He will meet the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, […]

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#PetTrafficking – Measures against the illegal puppy business

#PetTrafficking – Measures against the illegal puppy business

| January 24, 2020

MEPs want action to tackle the illegal trade in pets in order to better protect animals and punish rule breakers. Many pets are traded illegally across the EU generating high profit at a low risk, often providing a profitable source of income for criminal networks. To clamp down on the illegal trade in pets, the environment […]

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Show us the money for new policy proposals, MEPs tell budget commissioner

Show us the money for new policy proposals, MEPs tell budget commissioner

| January 24, 2020

Commissioner Hahn in the Budget Committee  The European Commission needs to clarify how it plans to fund new policy proposals for the EU’s budget for 2021-2027, said the budget committee. During a debate with Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn (pictured) on 22 January, members of the Parliament’s negotiating team for the EU’s next long-term budget expressed […]

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#EESC prioritizes #Croatia EU presidency aims

#EESC prioritizes #Croatia EU presidency aims

| January 24, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is ready to give a helping hand to Croatian endeavours to strengthen the Union and promote a credible and merit-based EU enlargement policy. The EESC has expressed its agreement with the priorities of the new Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU and has said they strongly resonate with […]

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Commission encourages member states to ratify International Convention on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

Commission encourages member states to ratify International Convention on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

| January 23, 2020

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Decision allowing member states to take forward the process of ratifying at national level the Convention on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. The Convention, adopted during the International Labour Organization (ILO) Centenary in June 2019, is the first international […]

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#EESC bids farewell to its British members with promise of maintaining close ties with UK civil society

#EESC bids farewell to its British members with promise of maintaining close ties with UK civil society

| January 23, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) paid tribute to its British members on 22 January at the last plenary session they will attend before the UK leaves the EU on 31 January. The 24 members representing the United Kingdom received a commemorative medal in a ceremony that showed the EESC’s commitment to maintaining strong […]

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