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  • 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.

     

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  • 20 Oct 2016
    European standards for the 21st Century Adopted References: INT/794 EESC-2016-03406-00-00-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Pezzini (Employers - GR I / Italy) Plenary Session: 520 - 19 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016

    The EESC considers that a new vision is imperative in order to establish a European Standardisation System (ESS) able to adapt to constantly changing international circumstances and deliver increasing benefits to businesses, consumers, workers and the environment alike.

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  • 19 Oct 2016
    Role and effect of JTIs and PPPs in implementing Horizon 2020 for sustainable industrial change Adopted References: CCMI/142 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Antonello Pezzini (Employers - GR I / Italy) Co-rapporteur: Enrico Gibellieri (Italy)

    The EESC calls upon the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council to work together to hold an interinstitutional conference as soon as possible on the role of public-private technology partnerships in European reindustrialisation, with a view to the next R&I Framework Programme after 2020.

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  • 19 Oct 2016
    Shipbreaking and the recycling society Adopted References: CCMI/145 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Martin Siecker (Workers - GR II / Netherlands) Co-rapporteur: Richard Adams (United Kingdom)

    Most ships that reach their economical end-of-life are scrapped in an irresponsible way in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh using the "beaching-method". That involves grounding them on a sandy beach where they are scrapped by unskilled workers, including many children, without appropriate equipment, without any health and safety provisions protecting them against the large quantities of hazardous substances released and without paying them a liveable wage. In the EU there are only some facilities that are primarily specialised in recycling military vessels for safety reasons. They most often can’t compete in the market for recycling commercial vessels as the price offered in the countries that use the beaching method is much higher than in Europe.

     

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  • 19 Oct 2016
    Unjustified geo-blocking Adopted References: INT/797 EESC-2016-03623-00-00-AC-TRA Referral - Rapporteur: Mr van Iersel (Employers - GR I / Netherlands) Plenary Session: 520 - 19 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016

    The proposal from the Commission is a welcomed step further in the creation of a Digital Single Market, but it's not a game-changer. More ambitious and well-defined proposals for a Digital Single Market in favour of consumers and companies, should be put forward.

    Justified geo-blocking resulting from different Member States' industrial policies and diverging legislation is also damaging the development of SMEs and scale-ups operating in Europe. The EU should focus equally on the remaining obstacles in the Single Market that discourage or hamper traders from selling on-line and/or off-line across borders.

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  • 19 Oct 2016
    Report on Competition Policy 2015 Adopted References: INT/800 EESC-2016-04505-00-00-AC-TRA Referral - Rapporteur: Juan Mendoza Castro (Workers - GR II / Spain) Plenary Session: 520 - 19 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016

    The EESC welcomes the 2015 Report and considers it fundamental to have a competition policy that ensures a level playing field in all sectors. Imports based on unfair competition constitute a danger to European businesses. Anti-dumping measures are essential to save jobs and protect the economy.

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  • 21 Sep 2016
    Future proof regulation Adopted References: SC/045 EESC-2016-02976-00-01-AC-TRA Exploratory Opinion Rapporteur: Mr Christian Moos (Various interests - GR III / Germany) Co-rapporteur: Mr Denis Meynent (Workers - GR II / France) Plenary Session: 519 - 21 Sep 2016 - 22 Sep 2016

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  • 20 Sep 2016
    Application of the Decision on public compensation for the provision of services of general economic interest (2012/21/UE) Ongoing References: TEN/605 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Ms Milena Angelova (Employers - GR I / Bulgaria)
  • 20 Sep 2016
    Horizon 2020 (evaluation) Ongoing References: INT/807 Rapporteur: Gonçalo Lobo Xavier (Employers - GR I / Portugal)

    As a response to a request from the European Commission this Information Report will highlight the main, positive or negative, effects of Horizon 2020 on civil society and, where necessary, will make recommendations.

    The Report will have a special focus on Science with and for Society (SwafS), a specific programme which objective is building effective cooperation between science and society.

  • 20 Sep 2016
    Copyright package Ongoing References: INT/804 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Mendoza Castro (Workers - GR II / Spain)

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