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  • 31 May 2017
    Services Package Adopted References: INT/815 EESC-2017-729 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Arno Metzler (Various interests - GR III / Germany) Co-rapporteur: Mr Stefano Palmieri (Workers - GR II / Italy) Plenary Session: 526 - 31 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017

    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for services providers to navigate administrative formalities, helping Member States identify overly burdensome or outdated requirements on professionals operating domestically or across borders.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.

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  • 31 May 2017
    European Defence Action Plan Adopted References: CCMI/149 EESC-2017 Referral Rapporteur: Christian MOOS (Various interests - GR III / Germany) Co-rapporteur: Jan PIE (Employers - GR I / Sweden)

    President Juncker stressed in his 2016 State of the Union Speech the need for a Europe that protects, empowers and defends. Taking greater responsibility for their security means that Europeans must invest in the development of key defence capabilities to be able to deter, respond and protect themselves against external threats. The European Union must demonstrate that it can act as a provider of hard as well as soft security, addressing calls for greater solidarity in security and defence. The Bratislava roadmap, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have also recently underlined this priority.

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  • 31 May 2017
    Processing of personal data Adopted References: TEN/629 EESC-2017 Referral - Rapporteur: Jorge Pegado Liz (Various interests - GR III / Portugal) Plenary Session: 526 - 31 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017

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  • 31 May 2017
    Europe's next leaders: the Start-up and Scale-up Initiative Adopted References: INT/812 EESC-2017-00509-00-00-AC-TRA Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Svensson (Workers - GR II / Sweden) Co-rapporteur: Ms Rodert (Various interests - GR III / Sweden) Plenary Session: 526 - 31 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017

    The EESC welcomes the European Commission's (EC) Start-up and Scale-up Initiative and the actions proposed which aim to remove key barriers, but stresses that not all high-growth enterprises are high-tech enterprises and that action is needed across sectors.

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  • 30 May 2017
    Emissions / heavy duty vehicles Ongoing References: INT/827 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Dirk Bergrath (Workers - GR II / Germany) Co-rapporteur: Mr Mihai Manoliu (Employers - GR I / Romania)

    This proposal implements the 2016 European Strategy for low-emission mobility, whose goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions in road transport by at least 60 % in 2050 compared to 1990 levels and drastically reducing the emission of air pollutants. It will also facilitate the development of a methodology for differentiating infrastructure use charges for new HDVs in line with CO2 emissions, supporting the implementation of the review of the ‘Eurovignette’ Directive.

  • 26 Apr 2017
    Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Adopted References: TEN/620 EESC-2017 Referral - Rapporteur: Miltoviča (Various interests - GR III / Latvia) Co-rapporteur: Caño Aguilar (Workers - GR II / Spain) Plenary Session: 525 - 26 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017

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  • 25 Apr 2017
    Copyright / Accessibility Ongoing References: INT/824 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Pedro Almeida Freire (Employers - GR I / Portugal) Co-rapporteur: Mr Mihai Ivaşcu (Various interests - GR III / Romania)

    The EESC agrees with the compromise proposed by the Presidency which makes a swift ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty possible, expecting also a quick implementation by the EU of this Treaty, which is important and necessary for enabling many European citizens who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled to access more accessible works and thus open the door for them to culture, education and employment, hence ensuring effective social inclusion.

  • 29 Mar 2017
    Business Insolvency Adopted References: INT/810 EESC-2016-06275-00-AC-TRA Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Antonello Pezzini (Employers - GR I / Italy) Co-rapporteur: Ms Franca Salis-Madinier (Workers - GR II / France) Plenary Session: 524 - 29 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017 (Summary Plenary Session)

    While supporting the proposal for a directive on preventive restructuring and second chances, the EESC would prefer to see the proposal take the form of a regulation and not be afraid to move towards the maximum possible harmonisation of current systems.

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  • 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.

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  • 26 Jan 2017
    The services directive in the meat processing sector Ongoing References: INT/818 Rapporteur: Mr Peter Schmidt (Workers - GR II / Germany)

    The directive on services in the Internal Market was designed to promote competitiveness, growth and employment in line with the Lisbon Strategy. It has, at the same time, triggered an intensive debate on the form to be taken by the freedom to provide services. The effects of the Directive on national labour markets, social conditions and consumer protection requirements remain a highly controversial issue.

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    Information memo: The services directive in the meat processing sector

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