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  • 19 Jan 2017
    Terrorism Financing – Controls of cash movements Ongoing References: ECO/427 Referral - Rapporteur: Javier Doz Orrit (Workers - GR II / Spain) Co-rapporteur: Mihai Ivaşcu (Various interests - GR III / Romania)
  • 15 Dec 2016
    Extension of the duration of EFSI (EFSI 2.0) Adopted References: ECO/416 EESC-2016-05518-00-02-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Alberto MAZZOLA (Employers - GR I / Italy) Plenary Session: 521 - 14 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016

    The EESC strongly endorses the Commission's initiative to extend the duration and increase the financing of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and welcomes the positive results of the first year and considers the SME "investment window" a success. The Committee recommend that EFSI 2.0 should aim for ever greater involvement of private capital; stresses the importance of keeping a market-driven emphasis, reinforcing the additionality of the EFSI and calls for a more balanced geographically coverage across the EU. The EESC also recommends bolstering the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) and the reinforcement of the social dimension of EFSI deployment. It is also in favour of using the EFSI to nurture the development of a shared industrial and dual technology base in the European defence sector. Finally, in the view of the Committee it is important to raise the visibility of EFSI funding.

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  • 15 Dec 2016
    Amendment EuVECA and EuSEF Adopted References: ECO/413 EESC-2016-04486-00-00-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Giuseppe GUERINI (Various interests - GR III / Italy) Co-rapporteur: Michael IKRATH (Employers - GR I / Austria) Plenary Session: 521 - 14 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016

    The EESC welcomes and supports the Commission's initiative to anticipate the review of the Regulations on European venture capital funds (EuVECA) and European social entrepreneurship funds (EuSEF). The EESC believes that such a regulation can promote the establishment of a capital markets union. The EESC suggests that in order to expand participation in such investment funds, the hitherto very restrictive access criteria, as well as other restrictive conditions, to be significantly relaxed; the Committee proposes to increase the involvement of non-institutional investors and considers it equally important to create an environment in which the financing objectives of social investment funds can develop.

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    EESC opinion: Amendment EuVECA and EuSEF

  • 14 Dec 2016
    Extension of the European Statistical Programme (2018-2020) Adopted References: ECO/415 EESC-2016-05294-00-00-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Petru Sorin DANDEA (Workers - GR II / Romania) Plenary Session: 521 - 14 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016

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    EESC opinion: Extension of the European Statistical Programme (2018-2020)

  • 14 Dec 2016
    Promoting innovative and high growth firms Adopted References: ECO/403 EESC-2016-00899-00-01-ac-tra Own-initiative Rapporteur: Antonio GARCÍA DEL RIEGO (Employers - GR I / Spain) Plenary Session: 521 - 14 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016

    The EESC encourages the Commission to pursue its efforts to develop policy proposals aimed at promoting the creation of innovative and high growth firms. These policy proposals should strengthen the single market, reinforce the clusters and ecosystems in which innovative start-ups are created, develop the equity component of the European capital markets, encourage an academic agenda focusing on jobs for the future and minimise the cost and red tape involved in starting a new entrepreneurial venture.

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  • 14 Dec 2016
    An appropriate framework for the transparency of companies Adopted References: ECO/404 EESC-2016-00828-00-00-ac-tra Own-initiative Rapporteur: Vladimíra DRBALOVÁ (Employers - GR I / Czech Republic) Plenary Session: 521 - 14 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016

    The Committee considers transparency essential as it is important for all parties, for the companies themselves, and for improving their image and boosting the trust of workers, consumers and investors. While the EESC recognises that most companies operating in the EU are indeed transparent and that investors and shareholders are increasingly paying attention to qualitative corporate social responsibility (CSR) indicators, it is important to focus simultaneously on both the effectiveness and scope of the information being filed and on its quality and veracity. The EESC believes that any further initiative on disclosure of information should include a common set of indicators and at the same time should take into consideration the nature of the company and the sector in which it is operating.

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  • 14 Dec 2016
    Anti-tax avoidance practices regarding hybrid mismatches Adopted References: ECO/422 EESC-2016-05994-00-00-ac-tra Referral - General Rapporteur: Mihai IVAŞCU (Various interests - GR III / Romania) Plenary Session: 521 - 14 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016

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  • 14 Dec 2016
    Mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 Adopted References: ECO/417 EESC-2016-05349-00-02-ac-tra Referral - General Rapporteur: Stefano PALMIERI (Workers - GR II / Italy) Plenary Session: 521 - 14 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016

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  • 19 Oct 2016
    EU Budget – focus on real results Adopted References: ECO/399 EESC-2016-00760-00-00-ac-tra Own-initiative Rapporteur: Petr ZAHRADNIK (Employers - GR I / Czech Republic) Plenary Session: 520 - 19 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016

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  • 19 Oct 2016
    Anti-Money Laundering Directive Adopted References: ECO/408 EESC-2016-04274-00-01-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Javier DOZ ORRIT (Workers - GR II / Spain) Plenary Session: 520 - 19 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016

    The EESC believes that the fight against terrorism and its financing and efforts to combat money laundering and other related forms of economic crime should be permanent EU policy priorities. These efforts should be linked more closely with the efforts needed to combat tax fraud and tax avoidance. Therefore, the EESC considers creating public national registers of the beneficial owners of bank accounts, businesses, trusts and transactions, and access to them by obliged entities, to be a priority. Furthermore, all obligations laid down in the Anti Money Laundering Directive should be extended to all territories or jurisdictions whose sovereignty resides with the Member States. And free trade and economic partnership agreements should include a chapter on measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, tax fraud and tax avoidance. The Committee concludes with calling for additional steps to protect the rights of citizens against illegal use or abuse of the information recorded by the competent authorities in the fight against money laundering and related crimes.

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