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African civil society is key partner for the future, says #EESC president Luca Jahier

African civil society is key partner for the future, says #EESC president Luca Jahier

| December 13, 2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate on development cooperation policy at its December plenary session, stressing that it was essential to upgrade relations between EU and African civil society in order to move from help to development to partnership. Relations between European and African civil society must be at the heart of […]

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#EESC reveals five front-runners for its Civil Society Prize 2019

#EESC reveals five front-runners for its Civil Society Prize 2019

| December 4, 2019

This year, the EESC honors outstanding citizens’ initiatives that champion equal opportunities for women and men and contribute to empowering women in society and the economy. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has announced that it has chosen five finalists from among the 177 projects it received for its Civil Society Prize 2019, dedicated to […]

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#ArtificialIntelligence can improve quality of life but potential risks remain says #EESC

#ArtificialIntelligence can improve quality of life but potential risks remain says #EESC

| November 29, 2019

A delegation of members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) visited three Finnish technological hubs to assess the potential benefits and dangers of artificial intelligence for our society. They stressed that all future developments must encompass three pillars: product safety, consumer trust, and solidarity in health and social care. Artificial intelligence applications can […]

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#EESC supports move to qualified majority voting on energy taxation

#EESC supports move to qualified majority voting on energy taxation

| October 1, 2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) backs the Commission’s proposal to make EU decision-making on energy and climate more democratic, specifically to move from unanimity to qualified majority voting on energy tax matters. Climate change requires immediate action, and prompt European decision-making is fundamental: the Union must be able to make rapid decisions and […]

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#EESCplenary – #EESC president Luca Jahier and European Parliament Vice President Klára Dobrev together for a stronger, safer and happier Europe

#EESCplenary – #EESC president Luca Jahier and European Parliament Vice President Klára Dobrev together for a stronger, safer and happier Europe

| September 27, 2019

The September plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate where the Committee’s President Luca Jahier reiterated his priorities for the future of Europe and the European Parliament Vice President Klára Dobrev presented the institution’s focus for the 2019-2024 legislature. The EESC president, Luca Jahier, addressed the European Parliament vice-president, Klára Dobrev, and […]

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Blockchain can have multiple applications in the social economy, but must not create a new ‘digital economy elite’, says #EESC

Blockchain can have multiple applications in the social economy, but must not create a new ‘digital economy elite’, says #EESC

| August 1, 2019

Originally associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) are in fact very versatile and can be usefully applied to the social economy. However, it is important to regulate them properly and gear them to benefits for all, allowing everyone to participate, says the EESC in a report tabled at its July plenary. While […]

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#EuropeanSemester and a new governance approach are crucial for future EU economic policy 

#EuropeanSemester and a new governance approach are crucial for future EU economic policy 

| July 26, 2019

The European Union should grasp the opportunity of the new political mandate and financial period to improve its economic policy co-ordination and governance. The European Semester should become the most important element of economic policy co-ordination and a multi-level and multi-actor governance approach should be implemented, says the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). It […]

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