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For the past year Europeans have been able to exercise a new EU right: the right to propose legislation on matters where the EU has competence to legislate, on condition that the initiative is backed by at least one million citizens from seven EU Mem...
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The European Union – a project of peace NEW
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Some have questioned why the EU has been awarded the Peace Prize just now, when people all over Europe are protesting against what they see as the EU's strict austerity requirements. In fact, it is at times like this that it is especially important f...
We don't just contribute, we benefit from Europe too! NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 1 Year, 8 Months, 6 Days, 50 Minutes ago
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How bringing Rio+20 home makes sense in the midst of the crisis NEW
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As the Rio+20 outcome was not as ambitious as we Europeans would have wished, we want to keep up the momentum and motivate all EU actors and governments to take forward and practice sustainable development measures (economic, social and environmental...
Why Europe makes economic and social sense NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Europe is a broad, diverse continent, yet one that is united in peace. It is a huge market, and it has a single currency. It is blessed with different cultures and different languages. Sometimes, to understand the hallmarks of European unity, we need...
Rio+20 – what worked well (I) NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Last month was marked by the Rio+20 global summit on sustainable development. At the EESC we were committed to contributing to the EU’s position and to mobilising EU civil society in order to push EU and world leaders towards an ambitious Rio+20 ou...
Finishing the puzzle NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Following an in-depth debate, political group leaders and the President of the European Parliament decided this week in Strasbourg that the European Parliament would suspend its cooperation with the Council on five files unless a satisfactory outcome...
Crisis calls for Fiscal Stability Union backed by Eurobonds - Statement by Staffan Nilsson NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
On the margins of a conference organised by the European Economic and Social Committee on 7 June, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Staffan Nilsson, stresses the need for a Fiscal Stability Union in Europe, backed by Eurobo...
How effective can the EU be at Rio+20? NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
With a major share of the world’s population living in poverty, increasing environmental degradation and over-consumption of natural resources, we are a long way from a sustainable world...
Statement on the Irish Referendum NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
I welcome the outcome of the Irish Referendum. I congratulate the European Irish citizens who have shown their sense of responsibility with a strong and clear majority and that they still keep the faith in the European project. European leaders must...
Give a Soul to Europe on Europe Day NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The cooperation we have had in the EU is a success! You may think it is crazy and naïve to say so in times of crisis, turmoil, unemployment and insecurity across Europe. Still I want to say it today, on Europe Day, as we must dare to see things in p...
Europe, business and bikes NEW
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We all worry about the millions of young skilled people in Europe, ready to enter the labour market, looking for a job. And they often begin their working life, if at all, in precarious, low-paid part-time employment. From the beginning of my term...
Europe, business and bikes NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 3 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 1 Minute ago
We all worry about the millions of young skilled people in Europe, ready to enter the labour market, looking for a job. And they often begin their working life, if at all, in precarious, low-paid part-time employment. From the beginning of my term...
Trust collective wisdom – European Citizens' Initiative NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
To our normal awareness, a room filled with people is just a crowd. But arrange those people in the right way, with the right processes, and they can generate wisdom. I believe in the collective wisdom of European citizens emerging from the new democ...
Trust collective wisdom – European Citizens' Initiative NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
To our normal awareness, a room filled with people is just a crowd. But arrange those people in the right way, with the right processes, and they can generate wisdom. I believe in the collective wisdom of European citizens emerging from the new democ...
Trust collective wisdom – European Citizens' Initiative NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
To our normal awareness, a room filled with people is just a crowd. But arrange those people in the right way, with the right processes, and they can generate wisdom. I believe in the collective wisdom of European citizens emerging from the new democ...
Free movement and full rights for EU citizens? NEW
Staffan Nilsson's Comment | European Economic and Social Committ 2 Years, 4 Months, 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Recently I've been asked a lot of questions about the way we at the EESC respond to the EU's economic and social crisis in general, and specifically how we deal with the EU democratic deficit - something which is increasingly questioned. Yes, the EU...