Monetary developments in the euro area: February 2023

Annual growth rate of broad monetary aggregate M3 decreased to 2.9% in February 2023 from 3.5% in January Annual growth rate of narrower monetary aggregate M1, comprising currency in circulation and overnight deposits, was -2.7% in February, compared with -0.8% in January Annual growth rate of adjusted loans to households decreased to 3.2% in February from 3.6% in January Annual […]

YEYS! 2023: Youth ask for a more transparent, digital and simplified EU

On 23 and 24 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted the 14th Your Europe, Your Say! (YEYS!) event, bringing 105 students from 35 schools from all 27 EU Member States and the seven candidate countries to Brussels. Given the many societal and economic challenges, a shrinking civic space and threats to peace […]

Civil society players – indispensable allies for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

At its March plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted Ambassador Lachezara Stoeva, president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Ambassador Stoeva strongly supported the key role civil society must play in implementing the 2030 Agenda.  

EESC proposes concrete actions to counter threats to EU democracy

On 23 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a plenary debate and adopted a resolution entitled “United for Democracy” with concrete proposals to strengthen democracies and democratic values across the European Union. Policymakers, experts, and organised civil society representatives agreed that civic education, better funding to social partners and a focus on […]

Leena Ylä-Mononen selected as next Executive Director of the European Environment Agency

On 23 March 2023, the Management Board of the European Environment Agency (EEA) decided to nominate Leena Ylä-Mononen, a Finnish national, as the next Executive Director of the EEA. The decision was taken after the Management Board interviewed shortlisted candidates, as a result of a pre-selection by the European Commission following an open call for […]

Children Fleeing Ukraine – Interview With Martina Tomic Latinac Child Protection Specialist and Child Rights Expert at UNICEF

We have recently witnessed that millions of people had to flee their home country due to the Russian-Ukrainian war, and there are thousand of children among the refugees who have to be protected. Interview with Martina Tomic Latinac child protection specialist and child rights expert at UNICEF.