European Economic and Social Committee

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/PxIEUjtwCM0″ width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] How are we going to feed nine billion people in our global village while farmers only have the capacity to produce enough food for six billion? That question is key to this debate among the 400 delegates present here in Brussels. Among them, also representatives of farmers from Africa,… » read more

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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TVlUKFrRgbM” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] ‘What are the prospects for participatory democracy in Europe?’ Under this question the European Economic and Social Committee on Tuesday 22 March 2011 in Brussels convened an extraordinary meeting of Group III “Various Interests”, to discuss and analyze the needs for further policy actions under Article 11 of the… » read more

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Luca Jahier, President of Group III of the European Economic and Social Committee, speaks in an interview about the EESC’s 22 March conference on participatory democracy. In its extraordinary meeting on 22 March 2011, the “Various Interests” group of the EESC debated past experiences and challenges ahead with organised civil society networks and organisations. The… » read more

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At the European Economic and Social Committee Plenary Session in the European Parliament, new President Staffan Nilsson, explains the three subjects that he views as vital for the Committee to address in the coming two and a half years. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/T4hZI7dHi9c” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Jacek Krawcyk, Vice President of the European Economic and Social Committee explains why he is so interested in policies that will relate to Eastern Europe and the countries ‘to the east’ of Eastern Europe. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/VAqRuPXDnQs” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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