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  • 31 May 2017
    European Defence Action Plan Adopted References: CCMI/149 EESC-2017 Referral Rapporteur: Christian MOOS (Various interests - GR III / Germany) Co-rapporteur: Jan PIE (Employers - GR I / Sweden)

    President Juncker stressed in his 2016 State of the Union Speech the need for a Europe that protects, empowers and defends. Taking greater responsibility for their security means that Europeans must invest in the development of key defence capabilities to be able to deter, respond and protect themselves against external threats. The European Union must demonstrate that it can act as a provider of hard as well as soft security, addressing calls for greater solidarity in security and defence. The Bratislava roadmap, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have also recently underlined this priority.

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  • 22 Feb 2017
    The automotive industry on the brink of a new paradigm? (Information report) Adopted References: CCMI/148 EESC-2017 Exploratory Opinion Rapporteur: Georgi STOEV (Employers - GR I / Bulgaria) Co-rapporteur: Monika SITÁROVÁ HRUSECKÁ (Workers - GR II / Slovakia) Plenary Session: 22 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017

    The survey initiated by the EESC on the automotive industry and its value chain was inspired by the GEAR 2030 initiative and the changes taking place in this sector. It is expected that the new challenges of electrification, digitisation, connectivity and mobility will define the structural transformation of traditional automobile manufacturing. During the next decade, innovation and transformation will take place much more quickly than they have done over the course of the last century.The survey initiated by the EESC on the automotive industry and its value chain was inspired by the GEAR 2030 initiative and the changes taking place in this sector. It is expected that the new challenges of electrification, digitisation, connectivity and mobility will define the structural transformation of traditional automobile manufacturing. During the next decade, innovation and transformation will take place much more quickly than they have done over the course of the last century.

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  • 24 Jan 2017
    Industrial change in the EU beet sugar industry Ongoing References: CCMI/151 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Roche Ramo José Manuel (Various interests - GR III / Spain) Co-rapporteur: Brentnall Estelle (Belgium)

    The European Union is the world's biggest producer of beet sugar and the principal importer of raw cane sugar for refining. EU sugar policy today is supported by three pillars: production quotas, a sugar reference threshold and trade measures (border protection). Production quotas will cease to exist as of 1 October 2017, which means that one of these pillars will fall. Another pillar – border protection – is looking increasingly shaky.

  • 24 Jan 2017
    The counterfeit and pirated products industry Ongoing References: CCMI/150 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Pezzini (Employers - GR I / Italy) Co-rapporteur: Mr Leo (Various interests - GR III / Austria)

    The global counterfeit and pirated products industry accounts for up to 2.5 % of global trade, or the equivalent of US $461 billion.

     

    This is equivalent to the GDP of Austria, or that of Ireland and the Czech Republic combined. Right holders, governments and the economy as a whole may suffer significant economic and social losses. A targeted analysis of the European Union shows that, in 2013, imports of counterfeit and pirated products accounted for up to 5 % of imports, or the equivalent of EUR 85 billion.

  • 20 Oct 2016
    Strengthening European personal care, hygiene and cosmetic products industries Adopted References: CCMI/143 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Madi Sharma (Employers - GR I / United Kingdom) Co-rapporteur: Dirk Jarré (Various interests - GR III / Germany)

    Europe has always played a key role in the innovation and development of personal care, body hygiene and beauty products. However its leading position has progressively been eroded in the process of global competition. While the innovative capacity of Europe’s specialised enterprises is very impressive, the production and commercialisation of European inventions have shifted to other parts of the world with serious economic and social consequences for Europe in terms of benefits, labour opportunities and incentives for research and development. To strengthen this particular branch of industry by appropriate strategies will lead to a major contribution to industrial reshoring and industrial development.

     

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  • 19 Oct 2016
    Role and effect of JTIs and PPPs in implementing Horizon 2020 for sustainable industrial change Adopted References: CCMI/142 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Antonello Pezzini (Employers - GR I / Italy) Co-rapporteur: Enrico Gibellieri (Italy)

    The EESC calls upon the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council to work together to hold an interinstitutional conference as soon as possible on the role of public-private technology partnerships in European reindustrialisation, with a view to the next R&I Framework Programme after 2020.

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  • 19 Oct 2016
    Shipbreaking and the recycling society Adopted References: CCMI/145 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Martin Siecker (Workers - GR II / Netherlands) Co-rapporteur: Richard Adams (United Kingdom)

    The EESC calls for a financial instrument to end "beaching".

     

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  • 20 Sep 2016
    The automotive industry on the brink of a new paradigm? (Information report) Ongoing References: CCMI/148 Rapporteur: Georgi Stoev (Employers - GR I / Bulgaria) Co-rapporteur: Monika Sitárová Hrusecká (Slovakia)

    The European car industry employs 2.5 million workers. Together they account for 8% of total value added in industry. Indirectly the sector provides employment for 12 million workers. European exports of cars are twice as big as imports, resulting in a large trade surplus. European assembly plants produce one out of three cars worldwide. The sector is highly innovative as it accounts for 20% of industrial research funding in Europe. 

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  • 20 Sep 2016
    Digitisation and innovative business models in the European financial sector, impact on employment and customers Ongoing References: CCMI/147 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Carlos Trias Pintó (Various interests - GR III / Spain) Co-rapporteur: Pierre Gendre (France)

    Banking and insurance are evolving. Insurance companies and banks are at the forefront of the development of the digital economy. The very nature of their activities lends itself to the intensive use of the new technologies. In a highly competitive framework marked by a keener pursuit of competitiveness, insurance companies and banks have become part of an ongoing drive for innovation.

  • 4 Jul 2016
    Industry 4.0 and digital transformation: Where to go Adopted References: CCMI/141 Referral Rapporteur: Joost van Iersel (Employers - GR I / Netherlands) Co-rapporteur: Nicola Konstantinou (Workers - GR II / Greece)

    The EESC appreciates the coherent and ambitious strategic vision in industrial policy being displayed in the Communication and its focus on four key issues: (1) technologies and platforms; (2) standards and reference architectures; (3) geographic cohesion, embodied in a network of regional Innovation Hubs; (4) skills at all levels.

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