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  • 15 Feb 2017
    Euro area economic policy (2017) Ongoing References: ECO/423 Referral - Rapporteur: Javier DOZ ORRIT (Workers - GR II / Spain) Co-rapporteur: Petr ZAHRADNIK (Employers - GR I / Czech Republic)

    The EESC appreciates the European Commission's effort to apply an economic policy that focuses on supporting the strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth of the euro area as well as a balanced mix of monetary, fiscal and structural instruments in order to achieve this, including a positive fiscal stance.

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  • 15 Feb 2017
    Improving double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms Ongoing References: ECO/420 Referral - Rapporteur: Krister ANDERSSON (Employers - GR I / Sweden)

    The EESC welcomes the Commission proposal for a Council Directive to improve double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms in the EU. Double taxation is one of the biggest tax obstacles to the Single Market. There is an urgent need for mechanisms ensuring that cases of double taxation are resolved more quickly and more decisively when they arise between Member States. Therefore it is urgent to implement this proposal.

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    Information memo: Improving double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms

  • 14 Feb 2017
    Specific measures to Member States affected by natural disasters Ongoing References: ECO/426 Referral - Rapporteur: Pietro Vittorio BARBIERI (Various interests - GR III / Italy)
  • 25 Jan 2017
    VAT- derogation - reverse charge Ongoing References: ECO/428 Referral - Rapporteur: Giuseppe Guerini (Various interests - GR III / Italy)
  • 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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    EESC opinion: Promoting innovative and high growth firms

  • 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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    EESC opinion: An appropriate framework for the transparency of companies

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