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I have just come back from a training seminar in Brussels where I had the opportunity to learn about the latest communication priorities of the European Union and also make contacts with colleagues from across Europe.
At the moment much of the EU’s work of concentrates on stabilising the economic and financial situations in the EU countries.
The EU aims for more cooperation between institutions and countries and swift implementation of new plans. Another important aim is to keep the internal market open, this means investing in employment and trade.
One of the highlights was a discussion on the second day of the conference.
Mario Sepi, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and his Vice-President Irini Pari led an inspiring discussion on their committee’s view of the current economic and financial crisis. The other panelists in this discussion were Umberto Burani, Lars Nyberg and Arno Metzler. They represent various groups (e.g. employers) in the EESC.
You can find more information on the EESC by clicking here.