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  • 18 Feb 2015
    Emission limits and type-approval / NRMM Adopted References: INT/763 EESC-2014-6067 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Brendan Burns (Employers - GR I / United Kingdom) Plenary Session: 505 - 18 Feb 2015 - 19 Feb 2015 (Summary Plenary Session)
  • 18 Feb 2015
    Customs risk management Adopted References: INT/761-6021 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Bernardo Hernández Bataller (Various interests - GR III / Spain) Co-rapporteur: Mr Jan Simons (Employers - GR I / Netherlands) Plenary Session: 505 - 18 Feb 2015 - 19 Feb 2015 (Summary Plenary Session)
  • 17 Feb 2015
    The role of engineers in reindustrialising Europe (own-initiative opinion) Ongoing References: CCMI/139

    There is an urgent need to reindustrialise Europe. In order to achieve this the engineering and technical professions should be focused. These professions are indispensable in developing innovative production methods and products. However, without appropriate human resources and their potential, experience and knowledge, this goal is not to be achieved. Industry and companies should introduce communication policy to emphasise the attractiveness of the industrial sector; the crucial role belongs to industry associations. Better dialogue between companies and organisations in charge of vocational training might be an important step in facing the employment creation issue. What is more it could reduce differences between demand and supply.

  • 17 Feb 2015
    Contribution of indigenous coal and lignite resources to the EU's energy security (own-initiative opinion) Ongoing References: CCMI/138

    The policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030, published by the European Commission in January 2014, is mainly concerned with reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the European Union. However, the proposed framework, which is now the subject of much debate, does not ignore the need for competitive and secure energy supplies. On the latter, it proposes that further exploitation of sustainable indigenous energy sources is a necessity, including the exploitation of conventional and non-conventional fossil fuels. Therefore, given that 88% of the EU's conventional energy reserves are in the form of coal and lignite, there is a clear need to consider how these reserves can be exploited sustainably. A report on the future shape of the coal and lignite industry in Europe should be prepared showing the conditions under which it can contribute to competitiveness and security objectives. In the case of security, the European Commission published the EU Energy Security Strategy in May 2014. Various measures are described that would increase the security of energy supply in the European Union.

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Family Business Ongoing References: INT/765 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Klimek (Employers - GR I / Poland)
  • 20 Jan 2015
    Creative and cultural industries – a European asset to be used in global competition (own-initiative opinion) Ongoing References: CCMI/137 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Ms Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs (Employers - GR I / France) Co-rapporteur: Mr Nicola Konstantinou (Workers - GR II / Greece)

    The Commission’s 2012 Communication on "promoting the cultural and creative sectors for growth and jobs in the European Union" was a milestone in the recognition of the economic, social and cultural importance of these industries by the European institutions. This Communication was accompanied by two staff working documents (SWD) — one relating to the competitiveness of high-end industries , and the other to the competitiveness of the European fashion sector . This was followed by an action plan on the competitiveness of high-end industries and the European fashion sector.

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Effects of digitalisation on service industries and employment (own-initiative opinion) Ongoing References: CCMI/136 Rapporteur: Mr Wolfgang Greif (Workers - GR II / Austria) Co-rapporteur: Mr Leo Hannes (Various interests - GR III / Austria)

    Digital technologies have reached a degree of maturity that allows their use across a wide range of economic sectors in manufacturing as well as in service industries. According to the 2010 edition of the European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), more than 50% of the EU workforce use ICT in their daily work, with individual EU Member States reaching rates above 85%. Services sectors are identified as the heaviest users of ICT (for instance, more than 90% of finance employees using ICTS in their daily work), which is to be seen as a natural consequence of the increasing digitalisation of many services – such as eBanking, eCommerce, and online media. 

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Prospects for long-term smart, sustainable development of European offshore industry and its relations with the EU's maritime sectors (own-initiative opinion) Ongoing References: CCMI/135 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Marian Krzaklewski (Workers - GR II / Poland) Co-rapporteur: Mr. José Leirião (Various interests - GR III / Portugal)

    The offshore industry comprises offshore energy production, together with the gas, oil and minerals extraction sectors. Some of the most rapidly developing markets are linked to these sectors, offering potential for long-term sustainable and smart growth. Maritime industries linked to the European offshore industry, including sectors such as shipbuilding, ship repairs and conversion, marine equipment and shipping supplies, have both specialist expertise and the requisite human potential enabling them to tap into markets linked to offshore sectors.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    Merger control Adopted References: INT/758 EESC-2014-5222 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Juan Mendoza Castro (Workers - GR II / Spain) Plenary Session: 503 - 10 Dec 2014 - 11 Dec 2014 (Summary Plenary Session)
  • 10 Dec 2014
    Industrial changes in the European packaging sector Adopted References: CCMI/122 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr. Xavier GonçaloLobo (Employers - GR I / Portugal) Co-rapporteur: Mr. Nicola Konstantinou (Workers - GR II / Greece)

    The European packaging sector comprises five main sub-sectors. "Paper and board" (including paper bags and cartons) is the largest consumer packaging category with a~34% share of the total packaging market. "Rigid plastics" (tubs, pots and jars etc.) is the second-largest packaging category with a ~27% share and is one of the faster‑growing categories, forecast to grow above real GDP (~4% per year) until 2015.

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