Tag Archives: EESC

EESC on EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive: all high-risk third countries need to be added

‘Panama Papers countries’ should be covered by enhanced due diligence obligations of the 5th AML Directive BRUSSELS, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The list of high-risk third countries subject to enhanced due diligence measures, published on 14th July, does not include … Read the full press release

EESC comments on geo-blocking, roaming and parcel delivery

BRUSSELS, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU has not delivered on its promise to abolish obstacles to the free movement of goods and services for consumers. The European Economic and Social Committee, Europe’s voice for civil society, has delivered three key … Read the full press release

EESC debate: policy proposals aimed at “making the lives of criminals more difficult and their actions impossible”

EESC debate also calls for safeguards against misuse of data collected BRUSSELS, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — An EESC debate this week on fighting money laundering, terrorist financing and tax evasion called for a number of policy proposals aimed at “making … Read the full press release

EU Directive for the protection of Victims’ Rights should now be in place in all Member States – EESC

BRUSSELS, 20-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — When discovering there was no help, no support nor advice for her and her son, Robbie, victim of a serious attack in Greece that left him with lifelong brain injuries, Maggie Hughes decided to take … Read the full press release

EESC’s Stephane Buffetaut: European coordination and cooperation are indispensable for both keeping prices in check and securing our energy supply

The Member States have to work together Brussels, 26-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — “European coordination and cooperation are indispensable for both keeping prices in check and securing our energy supply”, said Stephane Buffetaut in his opening statement. The same line was vigorously taken up by … Read the full press release

Luis PLANAS PUCHADES appointed Secretary-General EESC

Brussels, Belgium, 3-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The EESC has appointed Luis PLANAS PUCHADES as Secretary-General He takes up duty on 1 March 2014. Mr Planas was minister for agriculture, fisheries and the environment in the regional government of Andalucía (Spain) until September … Read the full press release

EESC calls for cheaper and easier basic electronic payments over internet for EU citizens

Brussels, Belgium, 16-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — On 11 December, the EESC plenary session backed the Commission’s proposals on card-based payments, but wants EU citizens to be able to make basic electronic payments cheaply and easily over the internet, both nationally and across borders. Debit … Read the full press release

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) made loud and clear call for coherent EU immigration policy based on burden-sharing

Brussels, Belgium, 18-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — At its plenary session in Brussels yesterday, in the wake of the Lampedusa disaster, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) made a loud and clear call for a coherent EU immigration policy based on burden-sharing. … Read the full press release

EESC conference: The credit crunch and shrinking savings: how to break the vicious circle to kick-start recovery?

7-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Low credit offerings lead to low consumption levels, which in turn cause the economy to stagnate. That is the key problem of the current economic crisis. The EU needs to respond and reverse the trend, but one … Read the full press release

Thessaloniki Conference “The Impact of the Crisis on Greek Citizens: moving forward towards recovery”

Thessaloniki, 4-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On 31 May, the Various Interests Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised the conference, “The Impact of the Crisis on Greek Citizens: moving forward towards recovery”, in Thessaloniki. The event brought together approximately 100 participants, … Read the full press release

EESC president Henri Malosse met the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė

European presidency and energy issues on the agenda for the meeting 23-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — EESC president Henri Malosse today met the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, to address the challenge of the lack of support by European citizens for the … Read the full press release

EESC: There is no single market without a single European airspace

19-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — A single European airspace will not emerge without greater leadership from the European Commission and a better enforcement of EU legislation, said the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) during its April plenary session. The warning came … Read the full press release