Europe needs a new governance mechanism for sustainability

By |december 3rd, 2018|EESC, News, Renewable Energy, SDGs|

The European Union unveiled a strategy last week to become the world's first climate neutral economy by 2050, generating a positive momentum ahead of the COP24 in Katowice, writes Luca Jahier.

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Greek minister: Refugees are the modern Jews, scapegoats of the crisis

By |november 23rd, 2018|EESC, EU elections 2019, News, social europe|

Refugees and immigrants have become modern-day scapegoats for demagogues, who are turning a blind eye to the real causes of the crisis - rising inequalities, according to Greece's Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgios Katrougalos. EURACTIV.com...

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Civil Protection needs more and targeted EU involvement

By |oktober 15th, 2018|civil protection mechanism, Climate Change, EESC, News|

Climate change has been described as one of the biggest global threats of the 21st century. Dimitris Dimitriadis explains what the European Union needs to do to improve its civil protection capacities.

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Oettinger names and shames member states on long-term EU budget cuts

By |september 20th, 2018|cohesion policy, digital tax, EA Cohesion, EESC, EU elections 2019, Günther Oettinger, MFF, News|

Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Finland…. The EU's Budget Commissioner Günter Oettinger did not hesitate to point the finger at countries reluctant to increase their contributions to the EU's next seven-year budget during a speech on Wednesday (19 September).

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EESC President: The MFF proposal is ‘not ambitious enough’

By |september 19th, 2018|EESC, European Economic and Social Committee, Henri Malosse, Luca Jahier, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will discuss today (19 September) the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF) with budget commissioner Günter Oettinger. EESC president, Luca Jahier, told EURACTIV.com that the long-term budget for 2021-2027 should be increased to 1.3% of EU’s GDP.

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EESC rapporteur: reducing future Cohesion’s budget affects EU’s credibility

By |september 5th, 2018|EAcohesion, EESC, EU cohesion policy, News, Regional Policy|

The European Economic and Social Committee expressed strong disagreement with the Commission’s proposal to cut Cohesion policy funds by 10% in a recent opinion, saying the EU executive must show sensitivity for the current political environment rather than focus only...

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How to turn citizens’ consultations into a success

By |marec 2nd, 2018|citizen consultations, citizen conventions, civil society, EESC, Emmanuel Macron, European Citizens Initiative, News|

Four conditions should be met if we want to make citizens' consultations a success and avoid turning the greatly anticipated initiative launched by France's President Emmanuel Macron and backed by 26 countries into a boomerang, which would irremediably...

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EESC: EU needs a comprehensive food policy

By |december 7th, 2017|EESC, European Economic and Social Committee, News|

Europe needs to revolutionise its approach to food, focusing on sustainability and health to tackle the many challenges of the future, said a report published on Wednesday (6 December).

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Four steps to empower civil society organisations to participate

By |junij 29th, 2017|activism, Austria, civil society, Civil Society Days 2017, Democracy, EESC, freedom, Hungary, News, NGOs|

At a time when civil society is being challenged by restrictive policies at national level, the EU must do its part to defend civic space, writes Kélig Puyet. Kélig Puyet is the director of Social Platform, the largest civil society alliance fighting for social justice and participatory democracy. Civil society organisations work for and with […]

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EU cultural diplomacy must be used as a peace-building and soft power tool

By |junij 15th, 2017|Cultural diplomacy, culture, EESC, News, peace|

International cultural relations have an enormous and untapped potential within the current global context, in which freedom of expression, human rights and mutual cooperation are under threat, writes Luca Jahier.

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