New from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is an EU advisory body acting as a bridge between Europe and organized civil society. “The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission shall be assisted by an Economic and Social Committee and a Committee of the Regions acting in an advisory capacity.” (Treaty on European Union, Article 13.4). It is an assembly of 353 members representing civil society from the 28 Member States of the EU. Members are appointed for a renewable five-year term by the Council of Ministers on the basis of lists drawn up by the national governments. It sends its opinions to the EU Parliament, the EC and Consilium (Council of the European Union).

The EESC has recently issued a draft opinion on electromagnetic hypersensitivity and a report on Human Rights as affected by increasing electrosmog.