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#EESC outlines the key role of trade in promoting a sustainable economic recovery from the #COVID-19 crisis

#EESC outlines the key role of trade in promoting a sustainable economic recovery from the #COVID-19 crisis

| July 29, 2020

At its July plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an opinion on the latest annual report issued by the European Commission on the implementation of free trade agreements (FTAs), covering 2018. The EESC outlines the key role of trade in “promoting a sustainable economic recovery and allowing companies to rebuild and […]

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Constant changes in national political priorities are jeopardizing the completion of the trans-European transport network by 2030, warns #EESC

Constant changes in national political priorities are jeopardizing the completion of the trans-European transport network by 2030, warns #EESC

| July 29, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) says that completing key EU transport corridors is vital, but that obstacles persist at national level which could be largely overcome by involving civil society organizations early on. Constant changes in the EU member states’ domestic political priorities are a fundamental obstacle to achieving timely implementation of the […]

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EU’s gender equality strategy must not fail to address the damaging effects of the #COVID-19 crisis on women says #EESC

EU’s gender equality strategy must not fail to address the damaging effects of the #COVID-19 crisis on women says #EESC

| July 28, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls on the European Commission to promptly implement its new Gender Equality Strategy, while tackling the damaging gender impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has further exacerbated existing social and economic gender inequalities, increasing violence against women and different forms of discrimination against them. In the opinion adopted at […]

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Globalization without regulation leads to increased inequality, says #EESC

Globalization without regulation leads to increased inequality, says #EESC

| July 28, 2020

Fostering competitiveness, innovation and job creation should be a priority in global regulatory co-operation through a renewed multilateral trading scheme, says the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in its opinion, initiated by Georgi Stoev and Thomas Student and adopted by the EESC plenary in July. Disruptions like coronavirus (COVID-19) threaten to bring the world economy and social life to […]

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#ArtificialIntelligence – EU law should set safe boundaries for high-risk applications, says #EESC

#ArtificialIntelligence – EU law should set safe boundaries for high-risk applications, says #EESC

| July 23, 2020

Biometric recognition for tracking, surveillance and detecting emotions should have no place in Europe’s human-centric approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI), says the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in its response to the European Commission’s White Paper on AI, adopted by the EESC plenary on July. The European Commission has proposed that an AI application should be […]

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#GlobalWarming – #EESC calls for new tax measures to reduce and remove CO2 from the atmosphere

#GlobalWarming – #EESC calls for new tax measures to reduce and remove CO2 from the atmosphere

| July 23, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has underlined the fact that taxes on carbon dioxide emissions will not be enough to reduce CO2 sufficiently and says that there is a need to adopt a symmetrical approach to taxation that promotes the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. New taxes and additional measures on CO2 emissions will help, […]

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New industrial strategy for Europe brings much-needed paradigm shift, says #EESC

New industrial strategy for Europe brings much-needed paradigm shift, says #EESC

| July 23, 2020

For the first time, we now have a real strategy that can help Europe re-assert its industrial sovereignty, says the EESC in its newly adopted opinion on the proposed new industrial strategy for Europe. What is still needed is a clear action plan with practical short-, medium- and long-term measures to achieve its goals. The […]

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