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20/09/2018
Adopted
Референтен номер: 
INT/853-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
537 -
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

The EESC agrees with the European Commission about the need to modernise and simplify EU consumer policy and considers that the new legislative package contributes to bridging the gap created by the exponential growth of e-commerce, undermining consumer confidence and causing distortions to the single market.

19/09/2018
Adopted
Референтен номер: 
TEN/672-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
537 -
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

The EESC advocates for a stronger budget for the Connecting Europe Facility for after 2020.

The EESC recommends that the European Commission and the Member States further encourage synergies at project level between the three sectors, which are currently limited because of the rigidity of the budgetary framework as regards the eligibility of projects and of costs.

The EESC urges the co-legislators to maintain the commitment in the previous CEF regulation to spend "the major part" of the energy budget on electricity projects.

The EESC recommends that the financial capacity of the CEF programme under the next MFF should be increased and better balanced between the three sectors in order to maintain high credibility and attractiveness for investors.

19/09/2018
Adopted
Референтен номер: 
INT/856-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
537

The EESC believes that the current proposal, although a step in the right direction, is not enough to tackle the existing barriers on the SME Growth Markets.

It stands by its previous opinions that the low level of communication and bureaucratic approaches are significant barriers and much more effort must be put into overcoming these obstacles.

Communication from Brussels should always target the bottom of the chain – the SMEs themselves. The EESC also advises the European Commission to look into the possibility of attracting institutional investors, such as private pension funds, to invest in these SME Growth Markets.

19/09/2018
Adopted
Референтен номер: 
INT/857-EESC-2018-02875-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
537 -
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

The EESC regrets that the Commission has not taken this opportunity to anticipate the changes connected to driverless motor vehicles, despite the comments included in the impact assessment accompanying the proposal. The EESC recommends that the Commission set, as regards harmonisation of minimum amounts of cover, a final deadline for completing the implementation of minimum compensation thresholds.

EESC opinion: Civil liability insurance/motor vehicles

19/09/2018
Adopted
Референтен номер: 
INT/863-EESC-2018-02860-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
537 -
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

The majority of road accidents are down to human error alone, so a comprehensive approach to road safety is needed. It should cover driver behaviour, the working conditions and skills of professional drivers, and infrastructure.

EESC opinion: Vehicle safety / protection of vulnerable road users

19/09/2018
Adopted
Референтен номер: 
TEN/662-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
537 -
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

The EESC welcomes the Commission's proposal for a regulation and considers it to be an important first step towards promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services. The EESC believes that this proposal is particularly important because it constitutes the first attempt to regulate B2B relations in the area of e-commerce, and recommends that it be approved swiftly in order to plug a clear legislative gap.

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