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16/11/2017

The European Commission and the EESC co-organize, on the sidelines of the Summit, an event on the role of the social economy in the future of work.

July 2017

Topics:

  • The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU: EU today and tomorrow;
  • REFIT Platform: improving regulatory frameworks for economic growth;
  • Dealing with a Dis-United Kingdom;
  • Businesses and consumers will win from an inclusive circular economy;
  • Artificial intelligence at the service of transport
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Group 1 newsletter July 2017

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Digitalisation is transforming business landscapes and the world of work, and redefining the boundaries of production, consumption and distribution. This has created tremendous opportunities, as new products, processes and techniques have emerged, but has also created threats, as new ways of employment pose new challenges to employers and employees. The overall consequences on labour markets are, however, still highly uncertain, which is reflected in the wide variation in the outcomes of the existing research.

29/06/2017

Growing inequality is a problem which can no longer be ignored. It is causing a divide between different social groups and has contributed to the rise of extreme movements and parties. It is a destabilising factor for both the economy and society and we urgently need to tackle this problem – these are among ....

19/10/2017
Adopted
Reference: 
ECO/440-EESC-2017-03297-00-00-ac-tra
Plenary session: 
529 -
Oct 18, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

The EESC is in favour of creating a Pan-European personal pension product – PEPP but is unclear as to whether the investment arising from this initiative will remain within the EU and on the impact on labour mobility across the EU. Every effort, by way of tax relief, should be provided to encourage as many workers as possible to take up personal pension products. The EESC emphasises the need for consumer protection and risk mitigation for savers during the course of their working lives and on retirement.

EESC opinion: Pan-European personal pension product – PEPP

19/10/2017
Adopted
Reference: 
ECO/439-EESC-2017-03447-00-00-ac-tra
Plenary session: 
529 -
Oct 18, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

This opinion is part of a wider package of four EESC opinions on the future of the European economy (Deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and Euro area economic policy, Capital Markets Union and The future of EU finances). The package of opinions underscores the need for a common sense of purpose in the Union governance, which goes far beyond technical approaches and measures, and is first and foremost a matter of political will and a common perspective. Europeans need more (and better) Europe, not less Europe, in order to overcome the political crisis in the EU.

EESC opinion: EU finances by 2025

28/06/2017
Panel discussion on the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on the Economy for the Common Good

The European Economic and Social Committee organises a panel discussion on "Sustainable Economy and Social Cohesion". The EESC as the consultative Committee for the European Union, in which European Social Partners as well as other organisations of civil society are represented , has adopted an opinion on the "Economy for the Common Good", that will be presented at the event by EESC rapporteur Carlos Trias Pintó. This is followed by a debate on political implementation and scientific concepts of alternative economic models.

16/10/2017
Adopted
Reference: 
ECO/438-EESC-2017

This opinion is part of a wider package of four EESC opinions on the future of the European economy (Deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and Euro area economic policy, Capital Markets Union and The future of EU finances). The package of opinions underscores the need for a common sense of purpose in the Union governance, which goes far beyond technical approaches and measures, and is first and foremost a matter of political will and a common perspective.

Information memo: Deepening EMU by 2025

16/10/2017
Adopted
Reference: 
ECO/437-EESC-2017

This opinion is part of a wider package of four EESC opinions on the future of the European economy (Deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and Euro area economic policy, Capital Markets Union and The future of EU finances). The package of opinions underscores the need for a common sense of purpose in the Union governance, which goes far beyond technical approaches and measures, and is first and foremost a matter of political will and a common perspective.

EESC opinion: Capital Markets Union: Mid-term Review

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