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  • 22 Sep 2016
    Ref: 57/2016
    EESC urges the EU to adopt a more comprehensive nuclear strategy (PINC)

    Competitiveness, economy, security of supply, climate change and public acceptability are key considerations for the future of nuclear power, says EESC in its opinion adopted at today’s plenary.  “The European Commission’s proposal does not offer a clear and comprehensive approach to the future of nuclear power in Europe”, deplores EESC rapporteur Brian Curtis. "The recent ...

  • 28 Apr 2016
    Ref: 31/2016
    Civil society needs to be involved in all aspects of the Energy Union

    In the debate with Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič the EESC stressed the importance of establishing an intelligent, efficient and sustainable EU external energy policy and the need for a shared vision – rather than mere technical/administrative reporting - to ensure that the Energy Union objectives are effectively pursued.

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    21 Jan 2016
    Ref: 04/2016
    Make consumers active participants in the energy market and ensure transparent energy pricing, urges the EESC

    The new energy market design, a new deal for energy consumers and energy efficiency labelling were part of an ENERGY package of three opinions voted on by the European Economic and Social Committee at its plenary session on 20 January 2016.

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  • 10 Oct 2016
    Ref: 60/2016
    Civil Society proposes to step up measures to fight money laundering and terrorist financing

    An EESC debate on fighting money laundering, terrorist financing and tax evasion called for a number of policy proposals aimed at "making the lives of criminals more difficult and their actions impossible". The Brussels event made a clear distinction between tax fraud, tax avoidance and money laundering and brought forward policy proposals including enhanced control through cooperation of financial intelligence units, a centralised European register of bank accounts, more transparency on the beneficiaries of companies and trusts and tackling the anonymity of financial transactions made with prepaid cards ...

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    22 Apr 2016
    Ref: 27/2016
    The EESC calls for e-inclusion and digital knowledge for all European citizens

    Nothing can escape today's digital revolution. The "internet of things", 3D printing, artificial intelligence, big data, online platforms and the sharing economy are bringing new businesses into the digital arena and create new opportunities for innovative SMEs and start-ups. The digital revolution is bringing about changes in modes of production and patterns of consumption, how we understand the world, and even how we live together as a society.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    Ref: 02/2013
    EU blueprint for cloud computing falls short While EU plans rightly aim to boost the use of cloud computing (CC), they fail to spur the development of cloud services and the emergence of European cloud computing infrastructure, warned the European Economic and Social Committee in an opinion it adopted at today's plenary session.

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