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  • 24 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)

    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.

  • 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

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Transparency, methodology and resources of evaluations Ongoing References: INT/817 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Meynent (Workers - GR II / France)

    Impact assessments of any legislative proposals must be integrated and accorded due importance to the economic, social and environmental dimensions, including for SMEs. The Committee has called for the Parliament, the Council and the European Commission to agree on a common methodology on impact assessments and evaluations, which could also serve as a prompt for the Committee. It is extremely concerned by the findings on the shortcomings of social and environmental impact assessments and the follow-up to consultations. It calls on the Commission to be more transparent and to give fully documented reasons why a particular measure or proposal is or is not to be submitted for impact assessment and/or an ex-post analysis.

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Digital healthcare / health insurance Ongoing References: INT/816 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Alain Coheur (Various interests - GR III / Belgium)

    We are on the brink of a huge upheaval in medicine and the digital revolution is effectively bringing about profound changes in the way we understand health.

    The own-initiative opinion – the first Committee's opinion on this subject – should demonstrate the potential of the digital revolution in healthcare, without underestimating its positive or negative effects on the way healthcare and health insurance are organized.

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Adapting RPS acts to Articles 290 and 291 TFEU Ongoing References: INT/813 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Pegado Liz (Various interests - GR III / Portugal)

    The definition of delegated acts in Article 290(1) is very similar to that of acts which are subject to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny (RPS). The acts in question are of general application and seek to amend or supplement certain non-essential elements of the legislative instrument.

  • 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

  • 25 Jan 2017
    Threats and obstacles to the Single Market Adopted References: INT/786 EESC-2016-1244 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Oliver Röpke (Workers - GR II / Austria) Plenary Session: 522 - 25 Jan 2017 - 26 Jan 2017 (Summary Plenary Session)

    The Single Market is coming under growing pressure, partly due to short-sighted national interests, with a significant part of the population increasingly calling it into question. Unnecessary obstacles such as insufficient recognition of qualifications and diplomas, technical constraints at local level, regulatory obstacles due to differences in national legislation and inadequate coordination of e-government solutions at EU level, must be removed to ensure growth, jobs, long-term prosperity.

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    EESC opinion: Threats and obstacles to the Single Market

  • 25 Jan 2017
    Union certification system for aviation security screening equipment Adopted References: INT/805 EESC-2016-05432-00-00-AC-TRA Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Stefan Back (Employers - GR I / Sweden) Plenary Session: 522 - 25 Jan 2017 - 26 Jan 2017

    With this opinion, the EESC welcomes the objective of the Commission Proposal as a first step in implementing the Action Plan but has doubts about the added value of the Proposal as it now stands. The EESC regrets that it does not introduce a single EU approval authority with an integrated technical service and that the proposal does not reflect the possibility of prescribing more stringent requirements at national level than the basic level provided for under that regulation. The EESC also regrets that the TFEU does not allow dedicated national action to protect essential national interests against terrorist acts and that no consideration has been given to a system for exchange of information and coordination between the different national approval authorities.

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    EESC opinion: Union certification system for aviation security screening equipment

  • 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
    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.

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