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Statement by #EESC President Luca Jahier on situation in the #MiddleEast and #Libya – ‘Now more than ever, it’s time for the EU to speak with one voice’

Statement by #EESC President Luca Jahier on situation in the #MiddleEast and #Libya – ‘Now more than ever, it’s time for the EU to speak with one voice’

| January 15, 2020

“On behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), representing the organized civil society at EU level, I am deeply concerned about the increased tensions in the Middle East and Libya. “The EESC considers that there is an urgent need for calm and peaceful solutions of all conflicts and sensitive situations worldwide and particularly […]

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#SustainableDevelopment – #EESC proposes measures to boost private sector contribution

#SustainableDevelopment – #EESC proposes measures to boost private sector contribution

| December 20, 2019

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires more than political commitment, says the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Increased investment, especially by the private sector, is needed to address current economic, social and environmental challenges. The Committee therefore advises the EU and its Member States to adjust their investment and tax policies to enhance […]

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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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