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Carbon prices are now pivotal in the fight against climate change, as they are acknowledged to be a key economic and financial tool for weaning economies off carbon.

Set directly or indirectly, explicitly or implicitly, carbon prices play a very different role in the EU Member States' climate policies, albeit chiefly through taxes which primarily affect jobs and the purchasing power of the least well-off households. These policies have a deflationary effect on economic growth and are at the root of the rise in social inequality in many European countries, which is why the policies urge compensation mechanisms to mitigate this effect. However, looking for new sources of revenue and jobs would seem to be the most appropriate response - although taxes cannot be excluded – to kick start fair, equitable, low-carbon growth in Europe.

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  • Published In: 2013
    14 pages
    The role of trade union organisations in planning and monitoring economic and social cohesion policies in the new financial framework for 2014-2020
    Research into the importance of social and economic cohesion policies in the context of the new financial framework 2014-2020 and the impact that trade union organisations could have in this process.
  • Published In: 2013
    55 pages
    The impact of the crisis on civil society organisations in the EU - Risks and opportunities
    This study addresses questions concerning the state of the Civil Society and how Civil Society Organisations have been affected by the Financial Crisis. Through analysis of data gathered from various reports and other documentation, in-depth interviews with a number of individual representatives from different organisations and thought-leaders in the field, and results of a questionnaire survey, this study reveals a diversity of responses from the broad field of civil society in Europe.
  • Published In: 2013
    2 pages
    The challenge of climate change - EESC Position paper
    "The international climate change negotiations should be a forum in which countries encourage each other forwards, not hold each other back." Lutz Ribbe, President, EESC Sustainable Development Observatory
  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    Investment in Improving the Environment and Remediation of Environmental Damage
    Comparative Study of Different Measures Funded through the Use of Economic Environmental Instruments
  • Published In: 2013
    17 pages
    The EESC and the EU's Eastern Neighbours
    The main messages of the 6 EESC opinions on Eastern Partnership.
  • Published In: 2013
    2 pages
    European policy in support of SMEs - EESC Position paper
    Entrepreneurial policy must stimulate the creation of all forms of enterprise. The emergence of freelance and craft businesses, the professions, family businesses and cooperatives or social enterprises should also be encouraged. Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, rapporteur on "Reigniting the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe"
  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    Croatia - Flashes of Diversity
    Exhibition by Mario Romulic and Drazen Stojcic.
  • Published In: 2013
    12 pages
    EESC priorities during the Lithuanian presidency
    Given the ongoing crisis, Europe is faced with a major challenge which it must address successfully: to restore public trust in its ability to act in their interest and in the general European interest. In the run-up to the European Parliament elections in May 2014, the overall direction provided by the Lithuanian presidency will be essential in renewing ties with the public.
  • Published In: 2013
    8 pages
    Meet Croatia
    In July 2013 it became the first country to join the EU since 2007 and the second Balkan country emerging from the former Yugoslavia to do so, after Slovenia.
  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    Presentation Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption

    Completion of the Single Market is one element necessary for the European venture to succeed. The EESC has a key role to play here, for the good of both consumers and business. To this end, the EESC set up a Single Market Observatory (SMO) in 1994, with the support of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. The SMO is made up of 33 members representing European civil society organisations. Its aim is to monitor how the Single Market operates in practice, identify where the problems are and help legislators remedy existing shortcomings.

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