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Opinions on Enterprises & Industry

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  • 25 Mar 2014
    Trade secrets Adopted References: CESE 8066/2013 - INT/725 Referral - COM(2013) 813 final - 2013/0402 (COD) Plenary Session: 497 - 25 Mar 2014 - 26 Mar 2014 (Summary Plenary Session)
  • 25 Mar 2014
    Small claims procedure / order for payment Adopted References: CESE 25/2014 - INT/724 Referral - COM(2013) 794 final - 2013/0402 (COD) Rapporteur: Ms Reine-Claude Mader (Various interests - GR III / France) Plenary Session: 497 - 25 Mar 2014 - 26 Mar 2014 (Summary Plenary Session)
  • 27 Feb 2014
    Review of the Community Guidelines on financing of airports and Start-up aid to airlines departing from regional airports Ongoing References: CCMI/125 Referral - Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines Rapporteur: Mr Jacek Krawczyk (Employers - GR I / Poland) Co-rapporteur: Mr Nico Wennmacher (Workers - GR II / Luxembourg)

    The European Commission adopted on 20 February 2014 the new guidelines on how Member States can support airports and airlines in line with EU state aid rules. The guidelines are aimed at ensuring good connections between regions and the mobility of European citizens, while minimising distortions of competition in the Single Market. They are part of the Commission's State Aid Modernisation (SAM) strategy, which aims at fostering growth in the Single Market by encouraging more effective aid measures and focusing the Commission’s scrutiny on cases with the biggest impact on competition.

  • 25 Feb 2014
    Contribution of the woodworking sector in the carbon balance Ongoing References: CCMI/123 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Ludvik Jirovec (Various interests - GR III / Czech Republic) Co-rapporteur: Mr Patrizio Pesci (Employers - GR I / Italy)

    This initiative opinion aims at implementing the recent European legislation on accounting rules on greenhouse gas emissions and removals resulting from activities relating to forestry from an industrial and economical perspective. In particular a new legislative approach will be proposed in this context.

  • 20 Jan 2014
    Industrial Policy Package – Communication on the recovery challenges Ongoing References: INT/733 Referral - COM(2014) 14 final Rapporteur: Ms Ulla SIRKEINEN (Employers - GR I / Finland)

    The EESC welcomes the Communication and concludes that the challenges facing European industries are not abating, and without a competitive industrial base, Europe will not secure growth and more jobs. In its opinion, the EESC particularly recommends to pay more attention to the role of the services and corresponding policies, in particular knowledge based services, to take measures to reduce energy prices and to encourage innovation, EU competition and state aid policies.

  • 20 Jan 2014
    Review of the internal market legislation for industrial products Ongoing References: INT/731 Referral - COM(2014) 25 final Rapporteur: Mr Denis Meynent (Workers - GR II / France)
  • 20 Jan 2014
    Impact of Services on Industry Ongoing References: CCMI/121 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Joost van Iersel (Employers - GR I / Netherlands) Co-rapporteur: Mr Hannes Leo (Various interests - GR III / Austria)

    In July 2013, the EESC has adopted an Opinion on Industrial policy in which industrial policy was qualified as a Growth initiative with great potentials. Following up the Opinion it is suggested to discuss somewhat underestimated aspects of the on-going industrial cycle that are vital for future growth and jobs, entailing huge consequences for (manufacturing) industry. It is about the impact of services, digitalisation, ICT and new variations in the same framework - such as 3D printing and other applications (ICT-plus) - on the industrial processes. Services are an increasing part of the European economy, and creating more jobs than manufacturing. The ICT-industry itself is growing in Europe by 10% annually. Services and ICT-plus have huge socio-economic and political implications.

  • 20 Jan 2014
    Industrial changes in the European packaging sector Ongoing 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.

  • 11 Dec 2013
    The challenges of the European engineering industry (mechanical, electrical, electronic and metalworking) in a changing global economy Adopted References: CESE 1907/2013 - CCMI/110 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Ms Lucie STUDNICNA (Workers - GR II / Czech Republic) Co-rapporteur: Mr Rumen ATANASOV (Employers - GR I / Bulgaria) The European engineering industry (EI) plays a vital role in the economic recovery of Europe and the ambitious goal to increase the industrial output by 2020 to more than 20% of the GDP. However, more investment of companies is necessary to generate such growth, to reverse the current trend and to get people out of unemployment.
  • 11 Dec 2013
    Action Plan for the European Steel Industry Adopted References: CESE 4522/2013 - CCMI/117 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Rolin (Workers - GR II / Belgium) Co-rapporteur: Mr Kotowski (Various interests - GR III / Poland) The EESC considers the APS as a first step forward, recognising the steel sector as a strategically important sector for Europe and a motor for growth. It will be judged on the way it is implemented. Not only on medium and long term as foreseen but also on what practical measures will be immediately decided. The opinion makes specific immediate suggestions to ensure that the sector remains strategic for the European manufacturing industry and employment.

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