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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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New Vice President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Jacek Krawcyk, discusses the role of the EESC as an institution, the prospects for the budget and how he hopes that civil society can influence grass roots democracy beyond the borders of the EU. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/MLi7WeuPfhg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Newly appointed Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Anna Maria Darmanin from Malta, explains the role of the Committee within the EU. She discusses the ability of the Committe to bridge the gap between European Institutions and the general public via civil society organisations. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/xaC9jMSvmAM” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Richard Adams, a Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (Group 3) discusses the role of the Committee in helping guide the EU position on climate change. He also explains the role of the Committee in helping civil society groups to participate in policy making. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/6hnL1GI__UY” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Joost van Iersel, a Member of the EESC’s Steering Committee for EU 2020 discusses the role of creative industries in Europe. He argues that these creative industries – such as fashion, architecture and other high value-added sectors – offer vital competitive advantages to Europe in global markets. To help these sectors, he believes that more… » read more

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