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  • 10 Dec 2014
    Merger control Adopted References: CESE 5222/2014 - INT/758 Referral - COM(2014) 449 final Rapporteur: Mr Juan Mendoza Castro (Workers - GR II / Spain) Plenary Session: 503 - 10 Dec 2014 - 11 Dec 2014 (Summary Plenary Session)
  • 10 Dec 2014
    Industrial changes in the European packaging sector Adopted References: CCMI/122 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr. Xavier GonçaloLobo (Employers - GR I / Portugal) Co-rapporteur: Mr. Nicola Konstantinou (Workers - GR II / Greece)

    The European packaging sector comprises five main sub-sectors. "Paper and board" (including paper bags and cartons) is the largest consumer packaging category with a~34% share of the total packaging market. "Rigid plastics" (tubs, pots and jars etc.) is the second-largest packaging category with a ~27% share and is one of the faster‑growing categories, forecast to grow above real GDP (~4% per year) until 2015.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    Contribution of the woodworking sector in the carbon balance Adopted References: CCMI/123 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Ludvik Jirovec (Various interests - GR III / Czech Republic) Co-rapporteur: Mr Patrizio Pesci (Employers - GR I / Italy)

    In order to maximise the benefits offered by wood products in the carbon balance and to enhance the competitiveness of the European woodworking industry and its capacity to drive innovation, the European Economic and Social Committee has drawn up the following recommendations...


  • 10 Dec 2014
    Programme REFIT Adopted References: CESE 4458/2014 - INT/750 Referral - COM(2014) 368 final Rapporteur: Mr Denis Meynent (Workers - GR II / France) Plenary Session: 503 - 10 Dec 2014 - 11 Dec 2014 (Summary Plenary Session)

    One common rule to apply in all Member States can be much simpler and more efficient than a complex web of varying rules. However, the challenge is to keep this legislation simple by making use of withdrawals, amendments and repeals.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    Emission limits and type-approval / NRMM Ongoing References: INT/763 Referral - COM(2014) 581 final – 2014/0268 (COD) Rapporteur: Mr Burns (Employers - GR I / United Kingdom)
  • 14 Oct 2014
    Customs risk management Ongoing References: INT/761 Referral - COM(2014) 527 final Rapporteur: Mr Bernardo Hernández Bataller (Various interests - GR III / Spain) Co-rapporteur: Mr Jan Simons (Employers - GR I / Netherlands)
  • 14 Oct 2014
    Proposals to fight corruption in the EU: meeting business and civil society concerns Ongoing References: CCMI/132 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Hamro-Drotz (Employers - GR I / Sweden) Co-rapporteur: Mr Gendre (Workers - GR II / France)

    In June 2011, the Commission adopted a Communication on Fighting Corruption in the EU, establishing the EU Anti-Corruption Report to monitor and assess Member States' efforts in this area with a view to developing a stronger political engagement to address corruption effectively. Corruption is defined in the report in a broad sense as "any abuse of power for private gain".

  • 7 Oct 2014
    Impact of Business services in industry Adopted References: CCMI/121 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Joost van Iersel (Employers - GR I / Netherlands) Co-rapporteur: Mr Hannes Leo (Various interests - GR III / Austria)

    In July 2013, the EESC has adopted an Opinion on Industrial policy in which industrial policy was qualified as a Growth initiative with great potentials. Following up the Opinion it is suggested to discuss somewhat underestimated aspects of the on-going industrial cycle that are vital for future growth and jobs, entailing huge consequences for (manufacturing) industry. It is about the impact of services, digitalisation, ICT and new variations in the same framework - such as 3D printing and other applications (ICT-plus) - on the industrial processes. Services are an increasing part of the European economy, and creating more jobs than manufacturing. The ICT-industry itself is growing in Europe by 10% annually. Services and ICT-plus have huge socio-economic and political implications.

  • 11 Sep 2014
    Social Impact Investment Adopted References: INT/747 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Ms Ariane Rodert (Various interests - GR III / Sweden) Plenary Session: 501 - 10 Sep 2014 - 11 Sep 2014 (Summary Plenary Session)
  • 10 Sep 2014
    Single-Member Private Limited Liability Companies Adopted References: INT/744 Referral - COM(2014) 212 final - 2014/0120 (COD) Rapporteur: Mr Oliver Röpke (Workers - GR II / Austria) Plenary Session: 501 - 10 Sep 2014 - 11 Sep 2014 (Summary Plenary Session)

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