Opinions on Enterprises & Industry - page 1

Results 1 to 10 out of 208.

  • 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.

    Related Documents

    The automotive industry on the brink of a new paradigm? (Information report)

  • 8 Feb 2017
    Processing of personal data Ongoing References: TEN/629 Referral - Rapporteur: Jorge Pegado Liz (Various interests - GR III / Portugal)

    The protection of personal data is a fundamental right enshrined in the article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The protection of personal data also applies to the processing of personal data by the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies. 

    The Commission's proposal aims to align the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001, the main piece of existing EU legislation on personal data protection in the Union institutions, with the principles and rules laid down in the General Data Protection Regulation, adopted in April 2016 and applicable as of 25 May 2018. The goal is to provide a strong and coherent data protection framework and its homogeneous interpretation throughout the Union, as well as to align the data protection rules with those adopted for the Member States.

    The proposal provides natural persons with legally enforceable rights and specifies the data processing obligations of the controllers in the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies. It also provides for an independent supervisory authority, the European Data Protection Supervisor, to be responsible for monitoring the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies. Increased use of its supervisory authority powers could lead to better implementation of data protection rules.

  • 25 Jan 2017
    Copyright package Adopted References: INT/804 EESC-2016-5382 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Mendoza Castro (Workers - GR II / Spain) Plenary Session: 522 - 25 Jan 2017 - 26 Jan 2017 (Summary Plenary Session)

    With this opinion the EESC welcomes the package of measures to adapt copyright to the requirements of the digital economy, by aiming to eliminate fragmentation while, at the same time, enhancing protection for creators. The EESC supports the exclusive related right of publishers to authorise or prohibit the digital use of their press publications for a period of twenty years and urges to harmonise the "freedom of panorama" exception by means of European rules. The EESC also refers to the ECJ judgment stating that, under certain conditions, the lending of a digital copy of a book has similar characteristics to the lending of printed works.

    Related Documents

    EESC opinion: Copyright package

  • 24 Jan 2017
    Protection of personal data Ongoing References: TEN/631 Referral - Rapporteur: Batut (Workers - GR II / France)
  • 24 Jan 2017
    Services Package Ongoing References: INT/815 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Arno Metzler (Various interests - GR III / Germany) Co-rapporteur: Mr Stefano Palmieri (Workers - GR II / Italy)

    The proposed measures of the services package aim to make it easier for services providers to navigate administrative formalities, helping Member States identify overly burdensome or outdated requirements on professionals operating domestically or across borders. Rather than amending existing EU rules in the services area, the Commission focuses on ensuring better application.

  • 24 Jan 2017
    Building a European Data Economy Ongoing References: TEN/630 Referral - Rapporteur: van Iersel (Employers - GR I / Netherlands)
  • 24 Jan 2017
    Customs Union / governance Ongoing References: INT/814 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Dimitris Dimitriadis (Employers - GR I / Greece)

    The Customs Union operates under already agreed principles and a legal framework known as the Union Customs Code (UCC) in force since 1 May 2016. In its Communication the European Commission sets out a strategic vision for the Customs Union which would see cooperation among national authorities increase to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

  • 13 Dec 2016
    Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Ongoing References: TEN/620 Referral - Rapporteur: Miltoviča (Various interests - GR III / Latvia) Co-rapporteur: Caño Aguilar (Workers - GR II / Spain)
  • 13 Dec 2016
    Europe's next leaders: the Start-up and Scale-up Initiative Ongoing References: INT/812 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Svensson (Workers - GR II / Sweden) Co-rapporteur: Ms Rodert (Various interests - GR III / Sweden)

    According to the key findings from a 2016 public consultation carried out by the Commission: start-ups looking to scale up still face too many regulatory and administrative barriers especially in cross-border situations, for both start-ups and scale-ups too few opportunities exist for potential partners, and accessing finance is one of the biggest barrier to scaling up. In this Opinion, the EESC assesses the Commission's proposed solutions to these issues.

  • 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.

     

    Related Documents

    EESC opinion: Strengthening European personal care, hygiene and cosmetic products industries

Results 1 to 10 out of 208.