Trade unionist: Von der Leyen has to deliver on Social Europe ‘if she wants to gain trust’

By |julij 29th, 2019|European Economic and Social Committee, European pillar of social rights, eurozone budget, MFF, News, social europe, stability and growth pact, Ursula von der Leyen|

The Workers Group of the Economic and Social Committee welcomes European Commission president-elect Ursula Von der Leyen’s announcements on social policy but if she wants to be trusted, she needs to deliver, president Olivier Röpke told EURACTIV.

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40% of EU budget should be dedicated to greening the economy, EESC says

By |november 9th, 2018|Climate Change, European Economic and Social Committee, Green finance, Just transition, low carbon economy, Multiannual Financial Framework, News|

The EU's next multi-annual budget (2021-2027) should dedicate 40% of spending to the low-carbon economy and high-quality jobs, said Rudy de Leeuw, a delegate at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an EU advisory body.

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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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Inspiring new forms of debate to boost participatory democracy in Europe

By |april 18th, 2018|citizen consultations, Democracy, European Economic and Social Committee, European Parliament, News, youth|

The new president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Luca Jahier, intends to promote a new culture of dialogue around sustainable development, culture, peace and youth, in order to bring citizens closer to the European project.

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Greek stakeholders ask for less red tape in major rural development programme

By |februar 21st, 2018|European Economic and Social Committee, leader program, News, rural development|

Simplified application procedures and better communication among local, national and European stakeholders are the priorities for the improvement of Leader programmes which finance rural development projects, a new study has found. EURACTIV Greece reports.

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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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