Opinions on Europe 2020 - page 1

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  • 16 Feb 2017
    Annual Growth Survey 2017 Ongoing References: SC/046 Referral - Rapporteur: Baráth (Various interests - GR III / Hungary)

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) endorses the priorities set out in the European Commission's 2017 Annual Growth Survey.

    The European Semester is seen as a good instrument for further progress in policies and reform, leading to recovery and employment. The AGS 2017 outlines the most pressing economic and social priorities, accompanied by specific recommendations, however the EESC takes very seriously the negative aspects of the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact and Country-Specific Recommendations applied at national level to set the euro area fiscal stance.

    The EESC welcomes, in principle, the missions set out in the 2017 growth survey, as well as the distribution of tasks between the Commission and the Member States. It repeats its proposal – made previously, in its analysis of the 2016 growth survey – to supplement the European Semester. As well as increasing investment, structural reforms and strengthening macroeconomic balance, the main objectives should also include progress to be made in terms of "beyond GDP" indicators (social, environmental and sustainability targets).

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    Information memo: Annual Growth Survey 2017

  • 15 Feb 2017
    Mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (formerly Smart Cities) Ongoing References: TEN/606 Rapporteur: Ms Caño Aguilar (Workers - GR II / Spain)

    The EESC welcomes the CEF's support for clean, low-carbon transport and sustainable energy structures, as well as the attention given to energy vulnerability. However, the Committee would like to see more financial resources allocated to the CEF.

    It will be possible to meet the expectations of city "users" – inhabitants, businesses, visitors and administrators – thanks to digital service ecosystems overlaying high-quality material and immaterial enabling infrastructure. Establishing this infrastructure will also have a significant impact in terms of growth, employment and productivity.

  • 17 Feb 2016
    Annual Growth Survey 2016 Adopted References: SC/042 EESC-2015-06764-00-01-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Mendoza (Workers - GR II / Spain)

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    EESC opinion: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the "Annual Growth Survey 2016" and the Draft Joint Employment Report accompanying the Communication from the Commission on the Annual Growth Survey 2016"

  • 20 Feb 2015
    EUR/007 - Progress on implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy Adopted References: EESC-2015-00034-00-01-ac Exploratory Opinion Rapporteur: Etele BARÁTH (Various interests - GR III / Hungary) Plenary Session: 505 - 18 Feb 2015 - 19 Feb 2015 (Summary Plenary Session) OJ C 251, 31.7.2015, p. 19–24

    The EESC agrees with the Latvian Presidency, recognizing the fundamental importance of the EU 2020 Strategy review to boosting European competitiveness. The Europe 2020 and the Investment Plan should be much more closely linked in the way that it could remedy the main shortcomings of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The Structural Funds should focus more on the implementation of environmental programs or those with a human aspect, which would also promote the sustainable development of factors "beyond GDP".

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    EESC opinion: EUR/007 - Progress on implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy

  • 12 Feb 2015
    EUR/008 - Annual Growth Survey 2015 Adopted References: EESC-2015-00071-00-01-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Lobo Xavier (Employers - GR I / Portugal) Plenary Session: 505 - 18 Feb 2015 - 19 Feb 2015 (Summary Plenary Session) OJ C 251, 31.7.2015, p. 44–50

    The EESC welcomes the AGS 2015, but reminds that it is not possible to implement a growth plan that supports job creation measures without investment. Social investment can play a critical role in the promotion of welfare and the eradication of poverty and exclusion. The Committee welcomes the streamlining of the European Semester and acknowledges the efforts made by the Commission to encourage more civil society participation. The review of the Europe 2020 strategy should be published in a timely manner in order to give stakeholders sufficient time to prepare their positions.

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    EESC opinion: EUR/008 - Annual Growth Survey 2015

  • 25 Mar 2014
    The role and future of the professions in European civil society 2020 Adopted References: INT/687 EESC-2013-01748-00-00-AC-TRA Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Arno Metzler (Various interests - GR III / Germany) Plenary Session: 497 - 25 Mar 2014 - 26 Mar 2014 (Summary Plenary Session) OJ C 226, 16.7.2014, p. 10

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    EESC opinion: The role and future of the professions in European civil society 2020

  • 6 Mar 2014
    Annual Growth Survey 2014 Adopted References: EESC-2013-07466-00-00-ac-tra Referral - General Rapporteur: Evelyne Pichenot (Various interests - GR III / France) Plenary Session: 496 - 26 Feb 2014 - 27 Mar 2014 (Summary Plenary Session)

    The biggest challenge now facing Europe's economy is how to sustain the recovery that is now underway. This is the main message of the 2014 Annual Growth Survey (AGS). Its adoption kicks off the fourth European Semester of economic policy coordination in an environment where growth is beginning to return and Member States are making progress on correcting the imbalances that developed before the crisis.

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    EESC opinion: Annual Growth Survey 2014

  • 16 Oct 2013
    Regulation on official controls Adopted References: NAT/611 EESC-2013-4014 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr. José María Espuny Moyano (Employers - GR I / Spain) Plenary Session: 493 - 16 Oct 2013 - 17 Oct 2013 (Summary Plenary Session)

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    Regulation on official controls

  • 23 May 2013
    Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan Adopted References: INT/679 EESC-2013-941 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Gonçalo Lobo Xavier (Employers - GR I / Portugal) Plenary Session: 490 - 22 May 2013 - 23 May 2013 (Summary Plenary Session) OJ C 271, 19.09.2013, p. 75

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    EESC opinion: Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan

  • 8 Feb 2013
    EUR/005 - EESC opinion on the Annual Growth Survey 2013 Adopted References: EESC-2012-2595 Referral - Rapporteur: Xavier Verboven (Workers - GR II / Belgium)

    The 2013 Annual Growth Survey (AGS), which launches the European semester, sets out what the Commission believes should be the overall budgetary, economic and social priorities for the this year. Given the importance of the involvement of the organised civil society and the social partners in setting priorities for action at the national and EU level, the EESC issues its opinion as a contribution to the debates ahead of the Spring European Council.

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    EESC opinion on the Annual Growth Survey 2013

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