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  • 9 Jul 2014
    Review of the Community Guidelines on financing of airports and Start-up aid to airlines departing from regional airports Adopted 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) OJ

    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.

  • 9 Jul 2014
    Long-term shareholder engagement Adopted References: CESE 2817/2014 - INT/745 Referral - COM(2014) 213 final - 2014/0121 (COD) Rapporteur: Mr Michael Smyth (Various interests - GR III / United Kingdom) Plenary Session: 500 - 9 Jul 2014 - 10 Jul 2014
  • 8 Jul 2014
    An industrial policy for the European glass sector Ongoing References: CCMI/127 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Zboril Josef (Employers - GR I / Czech Republic) Co-rapporteur: Gibellieri Enrico (Workers - GR II / Italy)

    The glass industry is being doubly impacted by the economic crisis, since its activity relies heavily on the economic health of other sectors such as the construction and automotive sectors. Weak economic growth and slowing domestic demand are specifically due to the austerity policies coordinated at European level and together account for the crisis that is affecting the sector.



  • 8 Jul 2014
    Programme REFIT Ongoing References: INT/750 Referral - COM(2014) 368 final Rapporteur: Mr André Mordant (Workers - GR II / Belgium)
  • 8 Jul 2014
    Remotely piloted aircraft systems Ongoing References: CCMI/126 Referral Rapporteur: Mr. Jan Simons (Employers - GR I / Netherlands) Co-rapporteur: Mr. Marcel Philippe (Workers - GR II / France)


    By 2050, various different aircraft categories are expected to be operating in European civil aviation, diverse in size, performance and type, with some still having a pilot on board, but many remotely piloted or fully automated. The European Commission has adopted this Communication in order to provide guidelines for opening the European market for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) – in other words the civilian use of drones.


    The Communication has the primary objective of establishing a single RPAS market able to reap the societal benefits of this innovative technology, and to dealing appropriately with citizens' related concerns.

  • 4 Jun 2014
    Industrial products Adopted References: CESE 719/2014 - INT/731 Referral - COM(2014) 25 final Rapporteur: Mr Denis Meynent (Workers - GR II / France) Plenary Session: 499 - 4 Jun 2014 - 5 Jun 2014 (Summary Plenary Session)
  • 3 Jun 2014
    Social Impact Investment Ongoing References: INT/747 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Ms Ariane Rodert (Various interests - GR III / Sweden)
  • 30 Apr 2014
    Employability of young people – matching training with industry needs in an age of austerity Adopted References: CESE 5662/2013 - CCMI/118 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Fornea (Workers - GR II / Romania) Co-rapporteur: Mr Grimaldi (Various interests - GR III / Italy)

    The EESC stresses that a real growth strategy at EU and national level is needed to support the creation of better and more stable jobs for young people.

  • 29 Apr 2014
    For a European Industrial Renaissance Adopted References: CESE 746/2014 - INT/733 Referral - COM(2014) 14 final Rapporteur: Ms Ulla Sirkeinen (Employers - GR I / Finland) Plenary Session: 498 - 29 Apr 2014 - 30 Apr 2014 (Summary Plenary Session)

    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.

  • 29 Apr 2014
    Reshoring of EU industries in the framework of reindustrialisation Adopted References: CESE 6859/2013 - CCMI/120 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Iozia (Workers - GR II / Italy) Co-rapporteur: Mr Leiriao (Various interests - GR III / Portugal)

    The European Commission under the European Strategy 2020 has established a goal to raise the industry contribution to GDP from 15.6% (2011) to 20% by 2020. The Industrial Policy Communication updated of October 2012 outlines a strategy to reverse the declining role of industry announcing actions in four main areas: Investment in new technologies and innovation; Access to Markets; Access to Finance and Human capital and skills.

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