Tag Archives: European Economic and Social Committee

Renewal of European Economic and Social Committee membership

On the 21st September the principal institution in Europe representing the voice of civil society got to see a renewal of its membership. According to the EU Treaty, all 350 members will be renewed every five years.  This time around, … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Happiness

On the 10th of June 2014 a very rich debate has taken place at the EESC about wanting to be rich or poor, or wanting to have a house or not. The members at the meeting looked at questions concerning … Continue reading

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2014 European elections

From 22 to 25 May the European elections were held. In Belgium it were very important elections on Sunday the 25th of May because they would be a turning point for the country itself and for it stance in the … Continue reading

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When Crimean people made their choice

In January Jacek Krawczyk, President of the EESC Employers Group, said he thought that the European Economic and Social Committee must stand up for the rights of citizens whenever they are violated, especially when this happens through police brutality. He … Continue reading

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Ukrainians should be free to shape the future of their country

26-27 February 2014 EESC, Brussels: Ukrainians should be free to shape the future of their country. Europe looking at 2014 2014 was going to be a crucial year for all Europeans, having them to bring their vote once again and … Continue reading

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Met Argus ogen kijkend naar de EU

De EESC is bij uitstek geschikt om in het hart van Europa de belangen van de burgers te behartigen. Dit vereist wel dat het EESC zich daar op ieder niveau (politiek en operationeel) voor inzet, d.w.z. dat zowel zijn leden … Continue reading

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Citizens to be put at the heart of the public debate

The Corsican/French Henri Malosse was elected president of the Employers’ Group of the EESC in 2006 and has been actively involved in EU policies supporting SMEs and, in particular, inspired the creation of the Euro Info Centres, specialist EU policy information … Continue reading

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Impact of the crisis on civil society organisations in the EU – Risks and opportunities

State of the Civil Society and how Civil Society Organisations have been affected by the Financial Crisis Last month 250 civil society representatives gathered in Brussels to seek ways in which the young and old in Europe could gain better … Continue reading

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Stop large retailers’ abuse, says the EESC

Retailers’ abusive practices are hastening the decline of the agro-food sector.  A distorted market affects consumers as well as suppliers. On 13 February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) endorsed an opinion to put an end to these dramatic … Continue reading

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A smile of Steel and Moving forward in the European Union

Thursday Di Rupo had just tweeted that Belgium was back on track when steelmaking giant ArcelorMittal announced unexpected, that it would shut down six cold-processing facilities in the Liege region of eastern Belgium, eliminating 1,300 jobs, infuriating the prime minister … Continue reading

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