International Cooperation

Statement by President Jahier and Chairman of the Brexit Follow-up Group Stefano Malia on Brexit

Following the proposal on the issue of Ireland by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, forwarded to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, EESC President Luca Jahier and Chairman of the Brexit Follow-up Group, Stefano Malia, announced a joint statement.

Open Europe – what is the benefit of us all?

“An open economy and an open society are key factors for prosperity, prosperity and a way of life in Europe,” the Helsinki Declaration on Open Europe states. The declaration was signed by the EESC’s Employers’ Group, the Confederation of Finnish Industries EC and the Finnish Chamber of Commerce during the Open Europe Conference – How is everyone benefiting? on October 9 in Helsinki, Finland.

Civil Society Media Seminar 2019: The EU is (FOR) YOU

The 13th EESC Media Seminar will look at the EU’s achievements over the last sixty years and raise the a lot of key questions.

It’s time to reconsider ePrivacy (e-privacy)

SMEunited has signed a joint ePrivacy industry statement with 60 other organizations. This statement urges the Council to ask the Commission to review the proposal for a regulation on the confidentiality of electronic information.

The social partners discuss active labor market policies

As part of its work program on social dialogue 2019-2021, the European social partners organized a special working group to improve the performance of labor markets and social systems with a second seminar on “Active labor market policies”.

European employers and trade unions want an ambitious EU industrial strategy

European employers and trade unions call on the new European Commission and Parliament for a proactive and ambitious EU industrial strategy. The European Trade Union Confederation, BusinessEurope, SMEunited and CEEP want to position European industry as a world leader that will responsibly deliver prosperity, creating value for people and the planet.

The ECOFIS Commission is discussing the von der Leyen Program

The European Commission’s Economic Policy Program of Ursula von der Leyen was the main focus of the ECOFIS Committee meeting. Their discussions focused on the Green Deal and the upcoming challenges posed by the new banking regulation.

Von de Lyon Commission faces delay after rejection of Commissioner-nominated Gulard

The next European Commission, led by Ursula von der Leyen, will almost certainly not be able to take up the post, as planned early next month, after the European Parliament on Thursday rejected a majority by Sylvie Goulard – the French nominee for the commission. EU internal market, industrial policy and defense.

MEP Larotourt: “The whole group of socialists and democrats want guarantees for financing the European Green Deal”

Ursula von der Leyen will take another month or two to negotiate a coalition agreement with the European Parliament, including a new pact on the financial and climate regime to support the energy transition, Pierre Larotourt says, adding that he will not vote for the new Commission without additional money for the climate.

The euro area with a new anti-shock fund

The finance ministers of the 19-member eurozone reached an agreement late Wednesday (October 9th) on details of a “budgetary instrument” for the euro area, including enhanced measures to support countries hit by a sudden economic shock.

Hopes for New Brexit after Johnson and Varadkar say “road to a deal” exists

Hope for the Brexit deal was dramatically revived on Thursday (October 10th) after three-hour talks between Boris Johnson and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.