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  • 22 Mar 2017
    Business Insolvency Ongoing References: INT/810 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Antonello Pezzini (Employers - GR I / Italy) Co-rapporteur: Ms Franca Salis-Madinier (Workers - GR II / France)
  • 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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  • 8 Feb 2017
    Processing of personal data Ongoing References: TEN/629 Referral - Rapporteur: Jorge Pegado Liz (Various interests - GR III / Portugal)
  • 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

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 24 Jan 2017
    The counterfeit and pirated products industry Ongoing References: CCMI/150 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Pezzini (Employers - GR I / Italy) Co-rapporteur: Mr Leo (Various interests - GR III / Austria)

    The global counterfeit and pirated products industry accounts for up to 2.5 % of global trade, or the equivalent of US $461 billion.

     

    This is equivalent to the GDP of Austria, or that of Ireland and the Czech Republic combined. Right holders, governments and the economy as a whole may suffer significant economic and social losses. A targeted analysis of the European Union shows that, in 2013, imports of counterfeit and pirated products accounted for up to 5 % of imports, or the equivalent of EUR 85 billion.

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