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  • EU lawmakers: Single market key to getting Europe out of crisis

    News | Trade & Society 27-09-2012

    If civil society  engage more actively in its development and implementation, a functioning internal market can help the EU get out of the financial crisis, EU lawmakers said, in a resolution celebrating 20 years of the single market.

  • De Buck: Boosting the role of the EESC

    Interview | Economy & Jobs 29-06-2012

    Philippe de Buck, who is stepping down as director-general of BusinessEurope at the end of 2012, has put forward his candidature to head the European Economic and Social Committee. He promises to boost its visibility if elected.

  • More Europe for energy too

    Opinion | Energy 16-09-2011

    Europe's energy needs could be better met through a European Energy Community providing for common negotiations with external providers, a common market and shared research, argues Staffan Nilsson, president of the European Economic and Social Committee.

  • Let’s get back to EU values

    Opinion | Social Europe & Jobs 02-09-2011

    Europe needs to return to its core values of integration, tolerance and diversity as the means of coping with globalisation, argues European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) President Staffan Nilsson.

  • Poland: A Tonic for Europe

    Opinion | Future EU 15-07-2011

    The optimistic tone Poland has adopted for its six-month presidency of the European Union is providing a welcome antidote to the reigning discourse of austerity, Euroscepticism and xenophobia in other countries, argues Staffan Nilsson.

  • EU advisory committee defends its role against critics

    News | Social Europe & Jobs 19-01-2011

    A week after the European Parliament's liberal ALDE group suggested scrapping advisory bodies to save taxpayers' money, the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Staffan Nilsson, has come out to defend the role of civil society in EU policymaking.