CES/14/49  11-07-2014 - Youth unemployment: Engage, Reform, Adapt 
European Economic and Social Committee - 11 July 2014 EN There are practical solutions for the 5 million unemployed young people in the EU, according to a study by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presented at its 500th plenary meeting. The EESC Labour Market Observatory (LMO) has examined and analysed the implementation of EU...
CES/14/48  11-07-2014 - Investment, growth and jobs should top the agenda for the EU's next term, says EESC 
European Economic and Social Committee - 10 July 2014 EN At its 500th plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an opinion urging Europe's new leaders to take action to complete European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Shaken by the economic and financial crisis, Europe needs to emerge stronger by stepping up its...
CES/14/47  08-07-2014 - Food donations – help the poor and avoid food waste 
European Economic and Social Committee - CES47/2014 8 July 2014 EN Food donation is an important lever for reducing food poverty and food waste across Europe. This was the key message delivered by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) during the conference "Food donation.
CES/14/46  08-07-2014 - Economic recovery and youth employment top EESC agenda ahead of EU presidency change 
European Economic and Social Committee - CES/46/2014 4 July 2014 For its 500th plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will hold a timely vote on the completion of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and presents the results of a study on youth unemployment - a first in assessing the effectiveness of...
CES/14/45  26-06-2014 - Energy prices: the EESC calls for deeper EU integration 
European Economic and Social Committee - 26 June 2014 The Member States have to work together "European coordination and cooperation are indispensable for both keeping prices in check and securing our energy supply", said Stephane Buffetaut in his opening statement.
CES/14/44  25-06-2014 - Liberal Professions – Potential for both growth and consumer protection 
European Economic and Social Committee - 25 June 2014 On Tuesday 24 June 2014, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presented the results of a study on the liberal professions1 carried out by the University of Cologne, which essentially confirms the recommendations and requirements adopted in an EESC opinion2 of March 2014.
CES/14/43  13-06-2014 - Let's talk happiness – beyond GDP 
European Economic and Social Committee - 13 June 2014 GDP (Gross Domestic Product) alone cannot indicate whether a country's population enjoys a good quality of life, as it takes no account either of environmental and sustainability standards or of distributive justice.
CES/14/42  12-06-2014 - TTIP: A challenge, but also an opportunity, for Europe 
European Economic and Social Committee - 12 June 2014 The members of the European Economic and Social Committee have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a balanced EESC opinion supporting the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations and calling for the benefits of TTIP to be spread evenly among businesses, workers, consumers and the public.
CES/14/41  10-06-2014 - EESC wants realignment of EU's climate and energy policies 
European Economic and Social Committee - 6 June 2014 The 499th plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) was largely dedicated to discussions on EU energy and climate policies. In the presence of the Energy Commissioner, Mr Oettinger, Members voted on several energy-related opinions1.
CES/14/40  05-06-2014 - EESC's best practice on youth employment 
European Economic and Social Committee - 5 June 2014 EN Combating youth unemployment is one of the biggest challenges of our time. In view of the EESC's role and its close monitoring of the situation, the Greek presidency has requested that the Committee put forward recommendations based on current practice in the Member States.