The new Commission proposal seeks to provide clarity and assurances with regard to benefits to which workers working abroad are entitled, but some of the issues have not been adequately addressed, the EESC says.
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The European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform is moving forward! The EESC and the European Commission have launched an open call for expressions of interest with a view to composing its coordination group.
The labour market of the future will look for workers with digital and entrepreneurial skills and will also seek creativity. As a result ...
Imposing the burden of State aid notification on providers of services of general economic interest (SGEIs) for public compensation overt 15 million EUR a year is excessive, says the EESC in a recently adopted opinion which encourages the Commission to remove the threshold based on an extensive study of the Member States' implementation reports.
EU Customs Union crucial in the fight against counterfeiting
The production of counterfeit goods is on the rise. While it is still considered an external phenomenon, the production of counterfeit goods is also increasing in EU Member States. Criminal networks, already experienced in fraud, document forgery, tax evasion or human trafficking, see counterfeiting as a profitable business, with lower risks and the advantage of lower transport costs and circumventing customs controls. ...
Creating a positive narrative for the EU, strengthening its economic foundations, fostering its social dimension, facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy and empowering and involving Civil Society. These are the main messages of the contribution of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to the European Commission's 2018 Work Programme.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held the 6th Western Balkans Civil Society Forum in Sarajevo on 10-11 July. Participants adopted a Final Declaration calling for increased media freedom, opening the doors of the Western Balkans to EU enlargement, the implementation of migration policies and increased employment opportunities, and working on women's rights.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the European economy and have a huge potential to contribute to its development. Acknowledging that, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is actively pushing ....
The speech delivered by the President of the Employers' Group, Jacek P. Krawczyk during the debate with Michel Barnier, EU's Chief Brexit negotiator